By Alexander Jones,Christine Proust,John M. Steele

This e-book explores points of Otto Neugebauer's profession, his effect at the background and perform of arithmetic, and the ways that his legacy has been preserved or remodeled in fresh a long time, expecting the instructions within which the research of the historical past of technology will head within the twenty-first century. Neugebauer, greater than the other student of modern occasions, formed the best way we understand premodern technology. via his scholarship and impact on scholars and collaborators, he inculcated either an method of old study on old and medieval arithmetic and astronomy via exact mathematical and philological learn of texts, and a imaginative and prescient of those sciences as platforms of data and strategy that unfold outward from the traditional close to japanese civilizations, crossing cultural barriers and circulating over a huge geographical expanse of the previous international from the Atlantic to India.

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