Written mathematical traditions in Ancient Mesopotamia: Knowledge, ignorance, and reasonable guesses

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Writing, as well as various mathematical techniques, were created in proto-literate Uruk in order to serve accounting, and Mesopotamian mathematics as we know it was always expressed in writing. In so far, mathematics generically regarded was always part of the generic written tradition.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTraditions of Written Knowledge in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia : Proceedings of Two Workshops Held at Goethe-University, Frankfurt/Main in December 2011 and May 2012
EditorsDaliah Bawanypeck , Annette Imhausen
Place of PublicationMünster
Publication date2015
ISBN (Print)978-3-86835-085-2
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-86835-131-6
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventTraditions of Written Knowledge in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia - Goethe-Universität, Exzellenzcluster "Normative Orders", Frankfurt am Main, Turkey
Duration: 18 May 201218 May 2012
Conference number: 2


WorkshopTraditions of Written Knowledge in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia
LocationGoethe-Universität, Exzellenzcluster "Normative Orders"
CityFrankfurt am Main
SeriesAlter Orient und Altes Testament
VolumeAOAT 403

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