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'Much necessary for all sortes of men': 450 years of Euclid's 'Elements' in English

Barrow-Green, June (2006). 'Much necessary for all sortes of men': 450 years of Euclid's 'Elements' in English. BSHM Bulletin, 21(1) pp. 2–25.

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Abstract

This paper is in two parts. First it looks at some of the English editions of the Elements published over the last 450 years. Then, to show how various editors differed in the way they approached the text, it looks at their treatments of the Pythagorean Theorem (Book I, Proposition 47). Finally, it draws on some texts from the Fauvel Collection (lodged at the Open University Library) that either derive from the 'Elements' or are closely connected with it.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2006 Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1749-8341
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
Item ID: 26507
Depositing User: June Barrow-Green
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2011 14:06
Last Modified: 18 May 2011 16:17
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/26507
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