A History of Ancient Mathematical Astronomy (Hardcover)

By O. Neugebauer

Springer, 9783540069959, 1456pp.

Publication Date: September 17, 2004

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (8/17/1976)
Paperback (10/3/2013)

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"This monumental work will henceforth be the standard interpretation of ancient mathematical astronomy. It is easy to point out its many virtues: comprehensiveness and common sense are two of the most important. Neugebauer has studied profoundly every relevant text in Akkadian, Egyptian, Greek, and Latin, no matter how fragmentary; ...] With the combination of mathematical rigor and a sober sense of the true nature of the evidence, he has penetrated the astronomical and the historical significance of his material. ...] His work has been and will remain the most admired model for those working with mathematical and astronomical texts.

D. Pingree in Bibliotheca Orientalis, 1977

..". a work that is a landmark, not only for the history of science, but for the history of scholarship. HAMA History of Ancient Mathematical Astronomy] places the history of ancient Astronomy on a entirely new foundation. We shall not soon see its equal.

N.M. Swerdlow in Historia Mathematica, 1979