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The Epistle of the Number by Ibn Al-ahdab (Hardback)

The transmission of Arabic mathematics to Hebrew circles in medieval Sicily

Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Perspectives on Society and Culture
Pages: 488
ISBN: 9781463204174
Published: 11th September 2015
Casemate UK Academic

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The first edition of The Epistle of the Number, composed in Syracuse, Sicily, at the end of the 14th century. It is the first known Hebrew treatise to include extensive algebraic theories and procedures, exposing novel mathematical vocabulary, and enhancing our understanding of the linguistic mechanisms which helped create scientific vocabulary in medieval Hebrew.

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