Physical description 
vii, 918 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm. 
Series 
Oxford handbooks. 

Oxford handbooks.

Notes 
Includes index. 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 875879) and index. 
Contents 
Geographies and CulturesGlobal 1.1. What was mathematics in the ancient world? Greek and Chinese perspectives, G E R Lloyd 1.2. Mathematics and authority: a case study in New and Old World accounting, Gary Urton 1.3. Heavenly learning, statecraft, and scholarship: the Jesuits and their mathematics in China, Catherine Jami 1.4. The internationalization of mathematics in a world of nations, 18001960, Karen ParshallRegional 2.1. The two cultures of mathematics in ancient Greece, Markus Asper 2.2. Tracing mathematical networks in seventeenthcentury England, Jacqueline Stedall 2.3. Mathematics and mathematics education in traditional Vietnam, Alexei Volkov 2.4. A Balkan trilogy: mathematics in the Balkans before the First World War, Snezana Lawrence Local 3.1. Mathematics education in an Old Babylonian scribal school, Eleanor Robson 3.2. The archaeology of mathematics in an ancient Greek city, David Gilman Romano 3.3. Engineering the Neapolitan state, Massimo Mazzotti 3.4. Observatory mathematics in the nineteenth century, David Aubin People and Practices: Lives 4.1. Patronage of the mathematical sciences in Islamic societies, Sonja Brentjes 4.2. John Aubrey and the 'Lives of our English mathematical writers', Kate Bennett 4.3. Introducing mathematics, building an empire: Russia under Peter I, Irina and Dmitri Gouzevitch 4.4. Human computers in eighteenth and nineteenthcentury Britain, Mary Croarken Practices 5.1. Mixing, building, and feeding: mathematics and technology in ancient Egypt, Corinna Rossi 5.2. Siyaq: numerical notation in the Persianate world, Brian Spooner and William Hanaway 5.3. Learning arithmetic: textbooks and their users in England 15001900, John Denniss 5.4. Algorithms and automation: mathematics and weaving, Carrie BrezinePresentation 6.1. The cognitive and cultural foundations of numbers, Stephen Chrisomalis 6.2. Sanskrit mathematical verse, Kim Plofker 6.3. Antiquity, nobility, and utility: picturing the Early Modern mathematical sciences, Volker Remmert 6.4. Writing the ultimate mathematical textbook: Nicolas Bourbaki's Elements de mathematique, Leo Corry Interactions and Interpretations: Intellectual 7.1. The cognitive and cultural foundations of numbers, Christopher Cullen 7.2. Mathematics in fourteenthcentury theology, Mark Thakkar 7.3. Mathematics, music, and experiment in late seventeenthcentury England, Benjamin Wardhaugh 7.4. Modernism in mathematics, Jeremy GrayMathematical 8.1. The transmission of the Elements to the Latin West: three case studies, Sabine Rommeveaux 8.2. 'Gigantic implements of war': images of Newton as a mathematician, Niccolo Guicciardini 8.3. From cascades to calculus: Rolle's Theorem, June BarrowGreen 8.4. Abstraction and application: new contexts, new interpretations in twentiethcentury mathematics, Tinne Hoff Kjeldsen Historical 9.1. Traditions and myths in the historiography of Egyptian mathematics, Annette Imhausen 9.2. Reading ancient Greek mathematics, Ken Saito 9.3. Number, shape, and the nature of space: thinking through Islamic art, Carol Bier 9.4. The historiography and history of mathematics in the Third Reich, Reinhard SiegmundSchultze. 
Other author 
Robson, Eleanor.


Stedall, Jacqueline A.

Subject 
Mathematics  History  Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Variant Title 
History of mathematics. 
Standard Number 
2858216 
ISBN 
9780199213122 

0199213127 
