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Selected Essays on Pre- and Early Modern Mathematical Practice

  • Includes a collection of articles from a leading scholar of the history of mathematics

  • Presents English versions of articles previously only published in Italian or German


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Main Roads and Odd Corners

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jens Høyrup
      Pages 3-30
  3. Oblique Glances and Birds-Eye Views

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 479-479

About this book


This book presents a broad selection of articles mainly published during the last two decades on a variety of topics within the history of mathematics, mostly focusing on particular aspects of mathematical practice. This book is of interest to, and provides methodological inspiration for, historians of science or mathematics and students of these disciplines.


Mathematical Practice Mesopotamian Mathematics Practictioners' Mathematics Abbacus School Mathematics History of Algebra Historiography of Mathematics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Section for Philosophy and Science StudiesRoskilde UniversityRoskildeDenmark

About the authors

Jens Høyrup (*1943): educated as a physicist at Copenhagen University. From 1973 he taught first in the domain of social, then human sciences, at Roskilde University, Denmark, until he retired in 2005. Much of his research has dealt with the conceptual, cultural and social history of pre-Modern mathematics.

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