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Mathematical sciences
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1. Introduction

The mathematical sciences (Latin disciplinae mathematicae) initially encompassed the fields of mathematical study that dated back to Hellenistic antiquity. Their status in the knowledge culture of the late Middle Ages was low a…

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Epple, Moritz, “Mathematical sciences”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 18 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_023791>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190801



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