From Alexandria, Through Baghdad

Surveys and Studies in the Ancient Greek and Medieval Islamic Mathematical Sciences in Honor of J.L. Berggren

  • Nathan Sidoli
  • Glen Van Brummelen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Surveys

  3. Studies

About this book


This book honors the career of historian of mathematics J.L. Berggren, his scholarship, and service to the broader community. The first part, of value to scholars, graduate students, and interested readers, is a survey of scholarship in the mathematical sciences in ancient Greece and medieval Islam. It consists of six articles (three by Berggren himself) covering research from the middle of the 20th century to the present. The remainder of the book contains studies by eminent scholars of the ancient and medieval mathematical sciences. They serve both as examples of the breadth of current approaches and topics, and as tributes to Berggren's interests by his friends and colleagues.


Greek mathematical sciences Islamic mathematical sciences history of astronomy history of exact sciences history of mathematics

Editors and affiliations

  • Nathan Sidoli
    • 1
  • Glen Van Brummelen
    • 2
  1. 1.School for International Liberal StudiesWaseda UniversityTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Quest UniversitySquamishCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-36735-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-36736-6
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