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By Alexander Jones,Christine Proust,John M. Steele

ISBN-10: 331925863X

ISBN-13: 9783319258638

ISBN-10: 3319798537

ISBN-13: 9783319798530

This ebook explores elements of Otto Neugebauer's profession, his influence at the historical past and perform of arithmetic, and the ways that his legacy has been preserved or reworked in contemporary many years, expecting the instructions within which the examine of the historical past of technological know-how will head within the twenty-first century. Neugebauer, greater than the other pupil of modern instances, formed the best way we understand premodern technological know-how. via his scholarship and effect on scholars and collaborators, he inculcated either an method of historic study on historical and medieval arithmetic and astronomy via distinct mathematical and philological examine of texts, and a imaginative and prescient of those sciences as platforms of data and process that unfold outward from the traditional close to japanese civilizations, crossing cultural barriers and circulating over an important geographical expanse of the previous global from the Atlantic to India.

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