Les sources des textes d'abaque italiens du XIVe siècle: les échos d’un débat en cours

Caianiello, Eva (2013) Les sources des textes d'abaque italiens du XIVe siècle: les échos d’un débat en cours. Reti Medievali Rivista, 14 (2). pp. 189-209. ISSN 1593-2214

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The most common opinion among historians of mathematics is that Fibonacci’s Liber Abaci – or at least the first eleven chapters – was the precursor of the Italian textual tradition of the Abacus and, with respect to the origin of Abacus algebra in Italian, the Libro di ragioni from Paolo Gerardi (1328) was the oldest text on algebra so far known. These ideas have been challenged by many works of J. Høyrup. He maintains that Fibonacci was not a precursor, but only an important exponent of pre-existing Abacus tradition and that the first algebra text in Italian was the Tractatus Algorismi by Jacopo da Firenze. In particular, he articulated all his positions in his book, Jacopo da Firenze’s Tractatus Algorismi Abbacus and Early Italian Culture, which has been the subject of a debate. The author of this article tries to summarize the central theses of Høyrup and explain the different positions taken by the participants in the debate. She will also explain her position in a few cases and her final point of view.

Tipologia del documento: Articolo in rivista
Informazioni aggiuntive: Nella sezione monografica: "Studies on Fibonacci's Liber Abaci", a cura di Giuseppe Germano.
Parole chiave: Leonardo Fibonacci, Edizione critica del Liber Abaci, Matematica medievale
Soggetto: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
Depositato da: dr Vincenzo De Luise
Depositato il: 01 Apr 2015 15:48
Ultima modifica: 01 Apr 2015 15:48
URI: http://www.rmoa.unina.it/id/eprint/2149


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