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The Gaṇitatilaka and its Commentary: Two Medieval Sanskrit Mathematical Texts

The Gaṇitatilaka and its Commentary: Two Medieval Sanskrit Mathematical Texts

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Alessandra Petrocchi
February 01, 2019

The Gaṇitatilaka and its Commentary: Two Medieval Sanskrit Mathematical Texts presents the first English annotated translation and analysis of the Gaṇitatilaka by Śrīpati and its Sanskrit commentary by the Jaina monk Siṃhatilakasūri (13th century CE). Siṃhatilakasūri’s commentary upon the...

The Babylonian Astronomical Compendium MUL.APIN

The Babylonian Astronomical Compendium MUL.APIN

1st Edition

Hermann Hunger, John Steele
July 26, 2018

MUL.APIN, written sometime before the 8th century BC, was the most widely copied astronomical text in ancient Mesopotamia: a compendium including information such as star lists, descriptions of planetary phases, mathematical schemes for the length of day and night, a discussion of the luni-solar...

The Foundations of Celestial Reckoning: Three Ancient Chinese Astronomical Systems

The Foundations of Celestial Reckoning: Three Ancient Chinese Astronomical Systems

1st Edition

Christopher Cullen
November 21, 2016

The Foundations of Celestial Reckoning gives the reader direct access to the foundational documents of the tradition of calculation created by astronomers of the early Chinese empire between the late second century BCE and the third century CE. The paradigm they established was to shape East Asian...

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