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And Yet It Is Heard

Musical, Multilingual and Multicultural History of the Mathematical Sciences - Volume 1


  • The influence of some musical problems on the development of sciences is shown

  • No biased Eurocentric viewpoint is assumed

  • The numerous excerpts from various texts are quoted in their original language


Part of the Science Networks. Historical Studies book series (SNHS, volume 46)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Tito M. Tonietti
    Pages 1-6
  3. In the Ancient World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Tito M. Tonietti
      Pages 9-95
    3. Tito M. Tonietti
      Pages 97-168
    4. Tito M. Tonietti
      Pages 169-207
    5. Tito M. Tonietti
      Pages 209-255
    6. Tito M. Tonietti
      Pages 257-327
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 329-407

About this book


We bring into full light some excerpts on musical subjects which were until now scattered throughout the most famous scientific texts. The main scientific and musical cultures outside of Europe are also taken into consideration. The first and most important property to underline in the scientific texts examined here is the language they are written in. This means that our multicultural history of the sciences necessarily also becomes a review of the various dominant languages used in the different historical contexts. In this volume, the history of the development of the sciences is told as it happened in real contexts, not in an alienated ideal world.


History of Mathematics Musical History linguistic History multi cultural

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di matematicaUniversity of PisaPisaItaly

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