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Mathematics in ancient Iraq : a social history, Eleanor Robson

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Mathematics in ancient Iraq : a social history
Title
Mathematics in ancient Iraq
Title remainder
a social history
Statement of responsibility
Eleanor Robson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
This work traces the origins and development of mathematics in the ancient Near East, from its earliest beginnings in the fourth millennium BCE to the end of the indigenous intellectual culture in the second century BCE when cuneiform writing was gradually abandoned
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Cataloging source
LGG
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Robson, Eleanor
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Mathematics, Ancient
  • Mathematics
  • Mathématiques anciennes
  • Mathématiques
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics, Ancient
  • Iraq
  • Mathematik
  • Sozialgeschichte
  • Babylonien
  • Matematik
Label
Mathematics in ancient Iraq : a social history, Eleanor Robson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-407) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter one: Scope, methods, sources -- 1.1 The subject: ancient Iraq and its mathematics -- 1.2 the artefacts: Assyriological and mathematical analysis -- 1.3 The contexts: textuality, materiality, and social history -- Chapter two: Before the mid-third millennium -- 2.1 Background and evidence -- 2.2 Quantitative management and emerging statehood -- 2.3 Enumeration and abstraction -- 2.4 Symmetry, geometry, and visual culture -- Chapter three: The later third millennium -- 3.1 Background and evidence -- 3.2 Maps, plans, and itineraries: visual and textual representations of spatial relationships -- 3.3 Accounting for time and labour: approximation, standardisation, prediction -- 3.4 The development of the sexagesimal place value system (spvs) -- Chapter four: The early second millennium -- 4.1 Background and evidence -- 4.2 Metrology, multiplication, memorisation: elementary mathematics education -- 4.3 Words and pictures, reciprocals and squares -- 4.4 Measurement, justice, and the ideology of kingship -- Chapter five: Assyria -- 5.1 Background and evidence -- 5.2 Palatial and mercantile numeracy in early Assyria -- 5.3 Counting heads, marking time: quantifications in royal inscriptions and records -- 5.4 Aru: number manipulation in Neo-Assyrian scholarship -- Chapter six: The later second millennium -- 6.1 Background and evidence -- 6.2 Tabular accounting in southern Babylonia -- 6.3 Land surveyors and their records in northern Babylonia -- 6.4 Quantification as literary device in the epic of Gilgames -- Chapter seven: The early first millennium -- 7.1 Background and evidence -- 7.2 Libraries and schools: the formalisation of the first-millennium scribal curriculum -- 7.3 Home economics: numeracy in a mid-first-millennium urban household -- 7.4 Measuring houses, maintaining professionalism -- Chapter eight: The later first millennium -- 8.1 Background and evidence -- 8.2 Babylon: mathematics in the service of astronomy? -- 8.3 Achaemenid Uruk: the Sangu-Ninurta and Ekur-zkir families -- 8.4 Seleucid Uruk: the Hunzu and Sin-leqi-unninni families -- Chapter nine: Epilogue -- 9.1 The big picture: three millennia of mathematics in ancient Iraq -- 9.2 Ancient mathematics in the modern world -- 9.3 Inside ancient mathematics: translation, representation, interpretation -- 9.4 The worlds of ancient mathematics: history, society, community -- Appendix a: Metrological systems -- Appendix b: Published mathematical tablets
Control code
on1125154062
Extent
1 online resource (xxvii, 441 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691201405
Lccn
2007041758
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv10p5z77
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1125154062
Label
Mathematics in ancient Iraq : a social history, Eleanor Robson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-407) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter one: Scope, methods, sources -- 1.1 The subject: ancient Iraq and its mathematics -- 1.2 the artefacts: Assyriological and mathematical analysis -- 1.3 The contexts: textuality, materiality, and social history -- Chapter two: Before the mid-third millennium -- 2.1 Background and evidence -- 2.2 Quantitative management and emerging statehood -- 2.3 Enumeration and abstraction -- 2.4 Symmetry, geometry, and visual culture -- Chapter three: The later third millennium -- 3.1 Background and evidence -- 3.2 Maps, plans, and itineraries: visual and textual representations of spatial relationships -- 3.3 Accounting for time and labour: approximation, standardisation, prediction -- 3.4 The development of the sexagesimal place value system (spvs) -- Chapter four: The early second millennium -- 4.1 Background and evidence -- 4.2 Metrology, multiplication, memorisation: elementary mathematics education -- 4.3 Words and pictures, reciprocals and squares -- 4.4 Measurement, justice, and the ideology of kingship -- Chapter five: Assyria -- 5.1 Background and evidence -- 5.2 Palatial and mercantile numeracy in early Assyria -- 5.3 Counting heads, marking time: quantifications in royal inscriptions and records -- 5.4 Aru: number manipulation in Neo-Assyrian scholarship -- Chapter six: The later second millennium -- 6.1 Background and evidence -- 6.2 Tabular accounting in southern Babylonia -- 6.3 Land surveyors and their records in northern Babylonia -- 6.4 Quantification as literary device in the epic of Gilgames -- Chapter seven: The early first millennium -- 7.1 Background and evidence -- 7.2 Libraries and schools: the formalisation of the first-millennium scribal curriculum -- 7.3 Home economics: numeracy in a mid-first-millennium urban household -- 7.4 Measuring houses, maintaining professionalism -- Chapter eight: The later first millennium -- 8.1 Background and evidence -- 8.2 Babylon: mathematics in the service of astronomy? -- 8.3 Achaemenid Uruk: the Sangu-Ninurta and Ekur-zkir families -- 8.4 Seleucid Uruk: the Hunzu and Sin-leqi-unninni families -- Chapter nine: Epilogue -- 9.1 The big picture: three millennia of mathematics in ancient Iraq -- 9.2 Ancient mathematics in the modern world -- 9.3 Inside ancient mathematics: translation, representation, interpretation -- 9.4 The worlds of ancient mathematics: history, society, community -- Appendix a: Metrological systems -- Appendix b: Published mathematical tablets
Control code
on1125154062
Extent
1 online resource (xxvii, 441 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691201405
Lccn
2007041758
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv10p5z77
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1125154062

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