Book ID: CBB341877683

A Mathematician's Journeys: Otto Neugebauer and Modern Transformations of Ancient Science (2016)

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Jones, Alexander (Editor)
Proust, Christine (Editor)
Steele, John M. (Editor)


Springer


Publication Date: 2016
Physical Details: 342 pp.
Language: English

This book explores facets of Otto Neugebauer's career, his impact on the history and practice of mathematics, and the ways in which his legacy has been preserved or transformed in recent decades, looking ahead to the directions in which the study of the history of science will head in the twenty-first century. Neugebauer, more than any other scholar of recent times, shaped the way we perceive premodern science. Through his scholarship and influence on students and collaborators, he inculcated both an approach to historical research on ancient and medieval mathematics and astronomy through precise mathematical and philological study of texts, and a vision of these sciences as systems of knowledge and method that spread outward from the ancient Near Eastern civilizations, crossing cultural boundaries and circulating over a tremendous geographical expanse of the Old World from the Atlantic to India.

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Review Francesca Rochberg (2017) Review of "A Mathematician's Journeys: Otto Neugebauer and Modern Transformations of Ancient Science". Journal for the History of Astronomy (pp. 354-357). unapi

Includes Chapters

Chapter Duncan J. Melville (2016) After Neugebauer: Recent Developments in Mesopotamian Mathematics. In: A Mathematician's Journeys: Otto Neugebauer and Modern Transformations of Ancient Science (pp. 237-263). unapi

Chapter Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze (2016) “Not in Possession of Any Weltanschauung”: Otto Neugebauer’s Flight from Nazi Germany and His Search for Objectivity in Mathematics, in Reviewing, and in History. In: A Mathematician's Journeys: Otto Neugebauer and Modern Transformations of Ancient Science (pp. 61-106). unapi

Chapter Jim Ritter (2016) Otto Neugebauer and Ancient Egypt. In: A Mathematician's Journeys: Otto Neugebauer and Modern Transformations of Ancient Science (pp. 127-163). unapi

Chapter Teije de Jong (2016) Babylonian Astronomy 1880–1950: The Players and the Field. In: A Mathematician's Journeys: Otto Neugebauer and Modern Transformations of Ancient Science (pp. 265-302). unapi

Chapter John M. Steele (2016) Neugebauer’s Astronomical Cuneiform Texts and Its Reception. In: A Mathematician's Journeys: Otto Neugebauer and Modern Transformations of Ancient Science (pp. 303-332). unapi

Chapter Jens Høyrup (2016) As the Outsider Walked in the Historiography of Mesopotamian Mathematics Until Neugebauer. In: A Mathematician's Journeys: Otto Neugebauer and Modern Transformations of Ancient Science (pp. 165-195). unapi

Chapter Béatrice André-Salvini (2016) François Thureau-Dangin and Cuneiform Mathematics. In: A Mathematician's Journeys: Otto Neugebauer and Modern Transformations of Ancient Science (pp. 197-206). unapi

Chapter Lis Brack-Bernsen (2016) Otto Neugebauer’s Visits to Copenhagen and His Connection to Denmark. In: A Mathematician's Journeys: Otto Neugebauer and Modern Transformations of Ancient Science (pp. 107-126). unapi

Chapter David E. Rowe (2016) From Graz to Göttingen: Neugebauer’s Early Intellectual Journey. In: A Mathematician's Journeys: Otto Neugebauer and Modern Transformations of Ancient Science (pp. 1-59). unapi

Chapter Mathieu Ossendrijver (2016) Translating Babylonian Mathematical Astronomy: Neugebauer and Beyond. In: A Mathematician's Journeys: Otto Neugebauer and Modern Transformations of Ancient Science (pp. 333-342). unapi

Chapter Christine Proust (2016) Mathematical and Philological Insights on Cuneiform Texts. Neugebauer’s Correspondence with Fellow Assyriologists. In: A Mathematician's Journeys: Otto Neugebauer and Modern Transformations of Ancient Science (pp. 207-235). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Rowe, David E.
Waters, D. W.
Demidov, Serghei S.
Steele, John M.
Rashed, Roshdi
Pyenson, Lewis R.
Journals
Historia Mathematica
Journal for the History of Astronomy
British Journal for the History of Science
VIET: Voprosy Istorii Estestvoznaniia i Tekhniki
History of Science
Studium: Tijdschrift voor Wetenschaps- en Universiteitgeschiedenis
Publishers
Princeton University
Carocci Editore
Concepts
Mathematics
Historians of science, modern
Astronomy
Biographies
Geometry
History of science, as a discipline
People
Neugebauer, Otto
Howse, Derek
Kolmogorov, Andrei Nikolaevich
Britton, John P.
Wilson, Curtis Alan
Snelders, H. A. M.
Time Periods
20th century
20th century, early
Ancient
20th century, late
19th century
18th century
Places
Ancient Near and Middle East: Egypt, Sumer, Babylon, Assyria, Mesopotamia, Palestine, Persia
Egypt
Assyria
United States
Netherlands
China
Institutions
Brown University
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