The Resource Mathematical tablets from Tell Harmal, Carlos Gonçalves, (electronic book)
Mathematical tablets from Tell Harmal, Carlos Gonçalves, (electronic book)
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 This work offers a reedition of twelve mathematical tablets from the site of Tell Harmal, in the borders of presentday Baghdad. In ancient times, Tell Harmal was Šaduppûm, a city representative of the region of the Diyala river and of the kingdom of Ešnunna, to which it belonged for a time. These twelve tablets were originally published in separate articles in the beginning of the 1950s and mostly contain solved problem texts. Some of the problems deal with abstract matters such as triangles and rectangles with no reference to daily life, while others are stated in explicitly empirical contexts, such as the transportation of a load of bricks, the size of a vessel, the number of men needed to build a wall and the acquisition of oil and lard. This new edition of the texts is the first to group them, and takes into account all the recent developments of the research in the history of Mesopotamian mathematics. Its introductory chapters are directed to readers interested in an overview of the mathematical contents of these tablets and the language issues involved in their interpretation, while a chapter of synthesis discusses the ways history of mathematics has typically dealt with the mathematical evidence and inquires how and to what degree mathematical tablets can be made part of a picture of the larger social context. Furthermore, the volume contributes to a geography of the Old Babylonian mathematical practices, by evidencing that scribes at Šaduppûm made use of cultural material that was locally available. The edited texts are accompanied by translations, philological, and mathematical commentaries
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 1 online resource.
 Contents

 Introduction
 1. The Site of Tell Harmal and the Archaeological Record
 2. A Few Remarks About Old Babylonian Mathematics
 3. Conventions
 4. Mathematical Tablets
 5. On Old Babylonian Mathematics and its History
 6. General Vocabulary
 References
 Isbn
 9783319225234
 Label
 Mathematical tablets from Tell Harmal
 Title
 Mathematical tablets from Tell Harmal
 Statement of responsibility
 Carlos Gonçalves
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 This work offers a reedition of twelve mathematical tablets from the site of Tell Harmal, in the borders of presentday Baghdad. In ancient times, Tell Harmal was Šaduppûm, a city representative of the region of the Diyala river and of the kingdom of Ešnunna, to which it belonged for a time. These twelve tablets were originally published in separate articles in the beginning of the 1950s and mostly contain solved problem texts. Some of the problems deal with abstract matters such as triangles and rectangles with no reference to daily life, while others are stated in explicitly empirical contexts, such as the transportation of a load of bricks, the size of a vessel, the number of men needed to build a wall and the acquisition of oil and lard. This new edition of the texts is the first to group them, and takes into account all the recent developments of the research in the history of Mesopotamian mathematics. Its introductory chapters are directed to readers interested in an overview of the mathematical contents of these tablets and the language issues involved in their interpretation, while a chapter of synthesis discusses the ways history of mathematics has typically dealt with the mathematical evidence and inquires how and to what degree mathematical tablets can be made part of a picture of the larger social context. Furthermore, the volume contributes to a geography of the Old Babylonian mathematical practices, by evidencing that scribes at Šaduppûm made use of cultural material that was locally available. The edited texts are accompanied by translations, philological, and mathematical commentaries
 Cataloging source
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 Gonçalves, Carlos
 Dewey number
 510.938
 Index
 no index present
 LC call number
 QA22
 Literary form
 non fiction
 Nature of contents

 dictionaries
 bibliography
 Series statement
 Sources and studies in the history of mathematics and physical sciences
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 Mathematics, Babylonian
 Akkadian language
 Cuneiform inscriptions
 Label
 Mathematical tablets from Tell Harmal, Carlos Gonçalves, (electronic book)
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 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references
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 online resource
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 Contents
 Introduction  1. The Site of Tell Harmal and the Archaeological Record  2. A Few Remarks About Old Babylonian Mathematics  3. Conventions  4. Mathematical Tablets  5. On Old Babylonian Mathematics and its History  6. General Vocabulary  References
 Control code
 SPR929624521
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 1 online resource.
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 online
 Isbn
 9783319225234
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 not applicable
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 Electronic resource.
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 Label
 Mathematical tablets from Tell Harmal, Carlos Gonçalves, (electronic book)
 Antecedent source
 unknown
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references
 Carrier category
 online resource
 Carrier category code

 cr
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Color
 multicolored
 Content category
 text
 Content type code

 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Contents
 Introduction  1. The Site of Tell Harmal and the Archaeological Record  2. A Few Remarks About Old Babylonian Mathematics  3. Conventions  4. Mathematical Tablets  5. On Old Babylonian Mathematics and its History  6. General Vocabulary  References
 Control code
 SPR929624521
 Dimensions
 unknown
 Extent
 1 online resource.
 File format
 unknown
 Form of item
 online
 Isbn
 9783319225234
 Level of compression
 unknown
 Media category
 computer
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code

 c
 Quality assurance targets
 not applicable
 Reformatting quality
 unknown
 Reproduction note
 Electronic resource.
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 unknown sound
 Specific material designation
 remote
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