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Mathematics in ancient Iraq a social history
Mathematics in ancient Iraq a social history
Robson Eleanor2008
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Subject: This book traces the origins and development of mathematics in the ancient Middle East, from its earliest beginnings in the fourth millennium BCE. The author examines ancient mathematics within its broader social, political, economic and religious contexts.She illustrates how mathematics was a key component in ordering society and understanding the world. Modern Iraq has unique evidence for ancient mathematics because its prehistoric inhabitants wrote on clay tablets and thousands of these have been excavated, deciphered and translated. Using these and other archaeological evidence, the author gives a detailed account of ancient Middle Eastern mathematics and its evolution over three thousand years, from the earliest recorded accountings to complex mathematical astronomy.
Imprint:
Princeton 2008 Princeton University Press
Collation:
441p
ISBN:
9780691091822069109182X
Dewey class:
HI.7ROB
Local class:
HI.7/ROB
Language:
English
BRN:
1836726
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