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Studies in the history of the exact sciences in honour of David Pingree

Work type Aggregating work
Non-literary work Festschrift (scientific)
Work manifested Monograph
Work genre Textual work
Audience

Adult, serious

Preferred title

Studies in the history of the exact sciences in honour of David Pingree   English  

Editorial director

Honouree

Date of creation
  • 2004   Gregorian
      
Summary

This collection of essays reflects the wide range of David Pingree's expertise in the scientific texts (above all, concerning astronomy and astrology) of Ancient Mesopotamia, Greece, India, Persia, and the medieval Arabic, Hebrew and Latin traditions. Both theoretical aspects and the practical applications of the exact sciences-in time keeping, prediction of the future, and the operation of magic-are dealt with.
The book includes several critical editions and translations of hitherto unknown or understudied texts, and a particular emphasis is on the diffusion of scientific learning from one culture to another, and through time.
Above all, the essays show the variety and sophistication of the exact sciences in non-Western societies in pre-modern times.

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