A Cultural History of Mathematics
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A Cultural History of Mathematics

Volume 3 : In the Early Modern Period

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Jeanne Peiffer et Volker R. Remmert

Lien(s) externe(s) Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN 13 978-1350063129

Numeracy has shaped human history as much as literacy: mathematics has enabled us to measure the cosmos, control the Earth, and create all technological change. A Cultural History of Mathematics presents the first comprehensive and global history from antiquity to today.

The work is divided into 6 volumes, with each volume covering the same topics, so readers can either study a period/volume or follow a topic across history. The 6 volumes cover: Antiquity (c.3000 BCE-500 CE); the Medieval Age (500-1400); the Early Modern Age (1450-1687); the Eighteenth Century (1687-1800); the Nineteenth Century (1800-1914); the Modern Age (1914-present). Themes (and chapter titles) are: everyday numeracy; practice & profession; inventing mathematics; mathematics & worldviews; describing & understanding the world; mathematics & technological change; representing mathematics.


Volume 3: A Cultural History of Mathematics in the Early Modern Period

Introduction, Jeanne Peiffer and R. Volker Remmert
1. Everyday Numeracy, Maryvonne Spiesser
2. Practice and Profession, James Bennett
3. Inventing Mathematics, Sébastien Maronne
4. Mathematics and Worldviews, David Rabouin
5. Describing and Understanding the World, Antoni Malet
6. Mathematics and Technological Change, Thomas Morel
7. Representing Mathematics, Robert Goulding and Volker Remmert