Mathematics Across Cultures

The History of Non-Western Mathematics

  • Helaine Selin

Part of the Science Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Science book series (SACH, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Edwin J. Van Kley
    Pages 23-35
  3. James Ritter
    Pages 115-136
  4. Jacques Sesiano
    Pages 137-165
  5. Y. Tzvi Langermann, Shai Simonson
    Pages 167-188
  6. Thomas E. Gilsdorf
    Pages 189-203
  7. Michael P. Closs
    Pages 205-238
  8. Daniel Clark Orey
    Pages 239-252
  9. Walter S. Sizer
    Pages 253-287
  10. Jean-Claude Martzloff
    Pages 373-407
  11. Jochi Shigeru
    Pages 423-454
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 467-479

About this book


Mathematics Across Cultures: A History of Non-Western Mathematics consists of essays dealing with the mathematical knowledge and beliefs of cultures outside the United States and Europe. In addition to articles surveying Islamic, Chinese, Native American, Aboriginal Australian, Inca, Egyptian, and African mathematics, among others, the book includes essays on Rationality, Logic and Mathematics, and the transfer of knowledge from East to West. The essays address the connections between science and culture and relate the mathematical practices to the cultures which produced them. Each essay is well illustrated and contains an extensive bibliography. Because the geographic range is global, the book fills a gap in both the history of science and in cultural studies. It should find a place on the bookshelves of advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars, as well as in libraries serving those groups.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Helaine Selin
    • 1
  1. 1.Hampshire CollegeAmherstUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-0260-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4301-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2145
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