Jacopo Da Firenze's Tractatus Algorismi And Early Italian Abbacus Culture
by Jens HГёyrup /
2007 / English / PDF
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This book deals with one of the earliest surviving "abbacus" treatises, one that is by far more orderly than any of the extant predecessors and is also the first to contain a presentation of algebra. The book contains an edition and an English translation of a manuscript from c. 1450. In addition, it features an extensive discussion of the contents of the treatise and its location within early abbacus culture.