Magic Squares

Their History and Construction from Ancient Times to AD 1600

  • Jacques Sesiano

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 281-313

About this book


The science of magic squares witnessed an important development in the Islamic world during the Middle Ages, with a great variety of construction methods being created and ameliorated. The initial step was the translation, in the ninth century, of an anonymous Greek text containing the description of certain highly developed arrangements, no doubt the culmination of ancient research on magic squares.


diagonal placing method of the cross composite magic squares method of Stifel magic triangles magic crosses magic circles magic rectangles

Authors and affiliations

  • Jacques Sesiano
    • 1
  1. 1.GenevaSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-17992-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-17993-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-8810
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-8829
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