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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Alexander Jones
      Pages 175-188
    3. İhsan Fazlıoğlu, F. Jamil Ragep
      Pages 239-253
    4. David A. King
      Pages 329-342
    5. Jacques Sesiano
      Pages 359-408
    6. Tzvi Langermann
      Pages 409-467
  4. The Story of π

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 529-529
    2. Jonathan M. Borwein
      Pages 531-561
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 563-583

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