## About this book

### Introduction

This book presents a broad selection of articles mainly published during the last two decades on a variety of topics within the history of mathematics, mostly focusing on particular aspects of mathematical practice. This book is of interest to, and provides methodological inspiration for, historians of science or mathematics and students of these disciplines.

### Keywords

Mathematical Practice Mesopotamian Mathematics Practictioners' Mathematics Abbacus School Mathematics History of Algebra Historiography of Mathematics

#### Authors and affiliations

- 1.Section for Philosophy and Science StudiesRoskilde UniversityRoskildeDenmark

#### About the authors

Jens Høyrup (*1943): educated as a physicist at Copenhagen University. From 1973 he taught first in the domain of social, then human sciences, at Roskilde University, Denmark, until he retired in 2005. Much of his research has dealt with the conceptual, cultural and social history of pre-Modern mathematics.

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