Procedure texts

  • Mathieu Ossendrijver
Part of the Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences book series (SHMP)


The corpus of Babylonian mathematical astronomy comprises about 440 cuneiform tablets and fragments from Babylon and Uruk from the period 450–50 BC. A distinctive feature of mathematical astronomy, which represents a small fraction (perhaps 5%) of the Babylonian astronomical corpus, is that astronomical quantities are computed with mathematical algorithms.


British Museum Wooden Board Procedure Text Astronomical Diary Translation Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mathieu Ossendrijver
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  1. 1.Institute for Ancient Near Eastern Studies (IANES)University of TübingenTübingenGermany

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