Latin Middle Ages

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This chapter discusses the way in which distributive-like properties appear in works belonging to the Latin medieval tradition of the Elements. This includes the Liber Mahamaleth, known for its direct influence on important works in the algorismus tradition, such as Fibonacci’s Practica Geometrie and Sacrobosco’s Algorismus vulgaris. The chapter also discusses the treatment of arithmetic rules in the works of Jordanus Nemorarius and Campanus de Novara.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringerBriefs in History of Science and Technology
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages22
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in History of Science and Technology
ISSN (Print)2211-4564
ISSN (Electronic)2211-4572

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  • Algorismus tradition
  • Campanus de Novara
  • Distributive-like rules
  • Fibonacci
  • Jordanus Nemorarius
  • Liber Mahamaleth
  • Sacrobosco
  • The Latin Euclidean Tradition


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