Description of the Manuscripts

  • Hubert L. L. Busard
  • Menso Folkerts
Part of the Science Networks · Historical Studies book series (SNHS, volume 8)


The manuscripts containing version II are listed alphabetically by sigla. We describe the scientific parts of the manuscripts, identifying, as far as possible, the mathematical items; in all cases the incipits are given. Here “scientific” means mathematical, astronomical, optical, and mechanical, but not medical. When a mathematical text is mentioned for the first time, we give the most recent edition (if any); for non-mathematical texts we give the column number of Thorndike-Kibre (TK). In square brackets [] cross-references to other manuscripts containing the same text are given.


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These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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© Springer Basel AG 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hubert L. L. Busard
    • 1
  • Menso Folkerts
    • 2
  1. 1.VenloNetherlands
  2. 2.Institut für Geschichte der NaturwissenschaftenMuseumsinselGermany

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