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Introduction

  • Jack Williams
Chapter
Part of the History of Computing book series (HC)

Abstract

Recorde’s intentions in writing his six books are expressed in their ‘Dedications’ and their ‘Readers Preface’s. The arguments pursued in the dedications are designed to engage the interest and support of the dedicatee and so vary from book to book. There are however no inconsistencies between the arguments, only variations in their emphases and extents. The common threads are that knowledge and learning are to be highly esteemed and sought, but that persons possessing such attributes are in short supply in England.

Keywords

Short Supply Mathematical Science Common Thread Silver Mining Steady Source 
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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.OxfordUK

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