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Egypt and Mesopotamia

Victor J. Katz and Karen Hunger Parshall

in Taming the Unknown: A History of Algebra from Antiquity to the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149059
eISBN:
9781400850525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149059.003.0002
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter explores the beginnings of algebra in Egypt and Mesopotamia. They are the earliest civilizations to have left written mathematical records, and they date back thousands of years. From ... More


Two Years, Three Books, Seven Volumes

Jeffrey Abt

in American Egyptologist: The Life of James Henry Breasted and the Creation of His Oriental Institute

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226001104
eISBN:
9780226001128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226001128.003.0054
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

From 1895 to 1907, James Henry Breasted produced a voluminous amount of research, much of it conducted in Europe, establishing himself as a rising star in Egyptology worldwide. He wrote numerous ... More


In search of times past

Richard Bowring

in In Search of the Way: Thought and Religion in Early—Modern Japan, 1582-1860

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198795230
eISBN:
9780191836534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795230.003.0017
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter traces how Motoori Norinaga built on the base provided by Kamo no Mabuchi, extending the study of the past from poetry to the Record of Ancient Matters (Kojiki). Norinaga devoted his ... More


A Documentary History of the Book of Mormon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190699093
eISBN:
9780190699123
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190699093.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religious Studies

This book includes key documents, along with annotation, related to the origin of the Book of Mormon, from Joseph Smith’s first mention of the gold plates to the book’s publication in 1830. Smith ... More


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