Antecedents of the Western Tradition



As general sources of information on the science of this area, we strongly recommend the following: George Sarton’s A History of Science, Vol. I: Ancient Science through the Golden Age of Greece and Vol. II: Hellenistic Science and Culture in the Last Three Centuries b.c., 1952/1970; Bartel L. van der Waerden’s Science Awakening II: The Birth of Astronomy, 1974; and several works by Otto Neugebauer (Exact Sciences in Antiquity, 1959/1967; Astronomy in History: Selected Essays, 1983, and for Mesopotamian data, Astronomical Cuneiform Texts I, II, and III, 1955/1983).


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  1. 1.Department of ArchaeologyThe University of CalgaryCalgaryCanada
  2. 2.Department of Physics and AstronomyThe University of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

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