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By Hans-Joachim Waschkies (auth.), Jean Christianidis (eds.)

The 20th century is the interval in which the background of Greek arithmetic reached its maximum acme. certainly, it really is not at all exaggerated to assert that Greek arithmetic represents the original box from the broader area of the final background of technology which was once integrated within the learn time table of such a lot of and so exclusive students, from so diverse clinical groups (historians of technology, historians of philosophy, mathematicians, philologists, philosophers of technology, archeologists and so forth. ), whereas new scholarship of the best quality is still produced. This quantity comprises 19 vintage papers at the historical past of Greek arithmetic that have been released through the whole twentieth century and affected considerably the cutting-edge of this box. it really is divided into six self-contained sections, each with its personal editor, who had the accountability for the choice of the papers which are republished within the part, and who wrote the creation of the part. It constitutes a type of a Reader publication that is at the present time, one century after the 1st guides of Tannery, Zeuthen, Heath and the opposite notable figures of the top of the nineteenth and the beg- ning of twentieth century, quite well timed in lots of respects.

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