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Mathematics Education in Europe in the Premodern Times

  • Alexander Karp
  • Gert Schubring
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Abstract

This chapter is devoted to mathematics education in Europe in the premodern times. Looking at a map of Europe from the beginning of the period in question, the reader will see that the borders at that time were considerably different from the borders of today. In the East, along with the Grand Duchy of Moscow, an enormous region was occupied by the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, which contained many lands that later became parts of the Russian Empire. The Southeast of Europe was occupied by the Turkish Empire. In Western and Central Europe, nation-states were only beginning to emerge – the Holy Roman Empire, which formally included all the territory that today belongs to many countries (Germany, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, and others) and which lasted nominally until 1806, was in effect a union of almost independent states.

Keywords

Mathematics Education Eighteenth Century Mathematics Teacher Seventeenth Century Sixteenth Century 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

The author would like to express his gratitude to Dr. Nicos Kastanis and Dr. Snezana Lawrence for helping him to locate sources on Balkan countries.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Teachers CollegeColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.University of BielefeldBielefeldGermany

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