Readership: Students of mathematics, philosophy and history taking a course in the history of science or
Luke Hodgkin, King's College, London
"The book contains more than 100 illustrations, pictures and figures, and many exercises (with solutions). An extensive bibliography with cross-references will be very helpful for students and readers. The book will be interesting for undergraduate and postgraduate students of mathematics and other readers interested in the history and philosophy of mathematics." - EMS Newsletter
"Interesting and insightful." - Herbert Kasube, MAA Online
"Hodgkin makes a convincing case for the importance of Ismaic mathematics." - The Times Higher
1: Babylonian mathematics
2: Greeks and 'Origins'
3: Greeks, practical and theoretical
4: Chinese mathematics
5: Islam, neglect and discovery
6: Understanding the 'Scientific Revolution'
7: The Calculus
8: Geometries and Space
9: Modernity and its Anxieties
10: A Chaotic End?