### Resumé

outspoken contrast to two other grand and famous syntheses from the same

epoch. In total, H. G. Wells’ slightly more extensive Outline of History from [1920]

thus offers no more than 12 references to the topic, all of them with any depth:

– In Confucius’ China, the literary class was taught mathematics as one of the

“Six Accomplishments” (p. 132);

– sound mathematical work was done in Alexandria (p. 197);

– Arabic mathematics built on that of the Greek (p. 336),

– and al-Khwa¯rizmı¯ was a mathematician (p. 336);

– the Mongol court received Persian and Indian astronomers and mathematicians (p. 374);

– mathematics and other sciences have been applied in war (p. 448);

– Napoleon had been an industrious student of mathematics as well as history

(p. 487);

– James Watt was a mathematical instrument maker (p. 506);

– the mathematical level of English post-Reformation universities was poor

(p. 525),

– but mathematics was compulsory at Oxford (p. 526);

– in post-1871 Germany, mathematics teaching might be interrupted by “long

passages of royalist patriotic rant” (p. 551);

– and finally, without the word “mathematics”, our “modern numerals are

Arabic; our arithmetic and algebra are essentially Semitic sciences” (p. 108).

Originalsprog | Engelsk |
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Titel | Oswald Spenglers Kulturmorphologie : Eine multiperspektivische Annäherung |

Redaktører | Sebastian Fink, Robert Rollinger |

Antal sider | 18 |

Udgivelses sted | Wiesbaden |

Forlag | Springer VS |

Publikationsdato | 2018 |

Sider | 207-224 |

ISBN (Trykt) | 978-3-658-14040-3 |

ISBN (Elektronisk) | 978-3-658-14041-0 |

Status | Udgivet - 2018 |

Navn | Universal- und kulturhistorische Studien. Studies in Universal and Cultural History |
---|---|

ISSN | 2524-3780 |

### Citer dette

*Oswald Spenglers Kulturmorphologie: Eine multiperspektivische Annäherung*(s. 207-224). Wiesbaden: Springer VS. Universal- und kulturhistorische Studien. Studies in Universal and Cultural History

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*Oswald Spenglers Kulturmorphologie: Eine multiperspektivische Annäherung.*Springer VS, Wiesbaden, Universal- und kulturhistorische Studien. Studies in Universal and Cultural History, s. 207-224.

**Spengler and Mathematics in a Mesopotamian Mirror.** / Høyrup, Jens.

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapport › Bidrag til bog/antologi › Forskning › peer review

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