By Alexander Jones,Christine Proust,John M. Steele
This ebook explores features of Otto Neugebauer's occupation, his effect at the heritage and perform of arithmetic, and the ways that his legacy has been preserved or reworked in fresh many years, looking forward to the instructions within which the research of the heritage of technological know-how will head within the twenty-first century. Neugebauer, greater than the other student of contemporary instances, formed the best way we understand premodern technology. via his scholarship and effect on scholars and collaborators, he inculcated either an method of old learn on historic and medieval arithmetic and astronomy via certain mathematical and philological learn of texts, and a imaginative and prescient of those sciences as structures of data and strategy that unfold outward from the traditional close to jap civilizations, crossing cultural barriers and circulating over a massive geographical expanse of the previous international from the Atlantic to India.
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