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Historiography of Mathematics in the 19th and 20th Centuries (Trends in the History of Science)

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Historiography of Mathematics in the 19th and 20th Centuries (Trends in the History of Science)

Historiography of Mathematics in the 19th and 20th Centuries (Trends in the History of Science) by Volker R. Remmert
English | 30 Dec. 2016 | ISBN: 3319396471 | 288 Pages | EPUB | 1.8 MB

This book addresses the historiography of mathematics as it was practiced during the 19th and 20th centuries by paying special attention to the cultural contexts in which the history of mathematics was written.

In the 19th century, the history of mathematics was recorded by a diverse range of people trained in various fields and driven by different motivations and aims. These backgrounds often shaped not only their writing on the history of mathematics, but, in some instances, were also influential in their subsequent reception.

During the period from roughly 1880-1940, mathematics modernized in important ways, with regard to its content, its conditions for cultivation, and its identity; and the writing of the history of mathematics played into the last part in particular.

Parallel to the modernization of mathematics, the history of mathematics gradually evolved into a field of research with its own journals, societies and academic positions. Reflecting both