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Mathematical Terminology: Medieval and Modern
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The medieval Hebrew mathematical tradition began in the 12th century with the works of Abraham bar Ḥiyya and Abraham ibn Ezra. It spanned four centuries and yielded a significant corpus of mathematical texts, establishing Hebrew as a new scientific lingua franca for Jews in the Iberian Peninsula, Provence, Italy, Sicily, and Byzantium.

With the growing influence of the Christian Reconquista Arabic gradually ceas…

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Wartenberg, Ilana, “Mathematical Terminology: Medieval and Modern”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 19 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000886>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423



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