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Medieval literature in comparative perspective: Language and number in Sanskrit and Latin

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This paper provides a textual comparison of selected primary sources on medieval mathematics written in Sanskrit and medieval Latin for the first time. By emphasising literary features instead of purely mathematical ones, it attempts to shed light on a neglected area in the study of scientific treatises which concerns lexicon and argument strategies. The methodological perspective takes into account the intellectual context of knowledge production of the sources presented; the medieval Indian...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1525/jmw.2019.120004

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Linguistics Philology & Phonetics
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Unknown
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University of California Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Medieval worlds Journal website
Volume:
1
Issue:
2
Pages:
57-76
Publication date:
2019-06-10
Acceptance date:
2019-01-28
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1019616
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uuid:48b559fc-9ea3-4b44-8502-07aea55df79a
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pubs:1019616
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2019-06-20

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