Italian Renaissance of mathematics
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Italian Renaissance of mathematics studies on humanists and mathematicians from Petrarch to Galileo by Paul Lawrence Rose

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Published by Droz in Genève .
Written in English



  • Italy


  • Mathematics -- Italy -- History.,
  • Mathematicians -- Italy -- Biography.,
  • Humanists -- Italy -- Biography.,
  • Italy -- Intellectual life -- 1268-1559.

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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

StatementPaul Lawrence Rose.
SeriesTravaux d"humanisme et Renaissance ; 145
LC ClassificationsQA27.I8 R67
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 316 p. ;
Number of Pages316
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4937974M
LC Control Number76365169

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