The Indian Summer of al-Andalus Mathematics? An Expanded Addendum

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Abstract

At the 11ième Colloque Maghrébin in Algers in October 2013 I spoke about the Liber mahameleth, and I suggested that this work is no independent compilation made by a Latin scholar but a (probably free) translation of an Arabic work presenting “mu'âmalât vom höheren Standpunkt aus, ‘from a higher vantage point’”, written by an Arabic astronomer-mathematician, which however had no impact in later Arabic mathematics but only (through the translation, and even here modestly) in the Latin world. At the last moment of my preparation it occurred to me that this might be one of three instances of advanced arithmetic from 12th century al-Andalus that only survived in Latin translation but not in Arabic, and I introduced that idea in an addendum.
At the present occasion I shall present this suggestion in more depth,
discussing all three instances.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelActes du XIIe Coloque Maghrébin sur l'Histoire des Mathématiques Arabes : Marrakech, 26 au 28 mai 2016
RedaktørerEzzaim Laabid
Antal sider14
Udgivelses stedMarrakech
ForlagÉcole Normale Supérieure, Marrakech
Publikationsdato2018
Sider139-152
ISBN (Trykt)9789920721004
StatusUdgivet - 2018
BegivenhedXIIe colloque maghrébin sur l'histoire des mathématiques arabes - Marrakech, Marokko
Varighed: 25 maj 201628 maj 2016

Konference

KonferenceXIIe colloque maghrébin sur l'histoire des mathématiques arabes
LandMarokko
ByMarrakech
Periode25/05/201628/05/2016

Citer dette

Høyrup, J. (2018). The Indian Summer of al-Andalus Mathematics? An Expanded Addendum. I E. Laabid (red.), Actes du XIIe Coloque Maghrébin sur l'Histoire des Mathématiques Arabes: Marrakech, 26 au 28 mai 2016 (s. 139-152). École Normale Supérieure, Marrakech.