'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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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.
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