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Making mathematical culture. University and print in the circle of Lefèvre d’Étaples. (English) Zbl 1395.01007
Oxford-Warburg Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press (ISBN 978-0-19-882352-0/hbk). 304 p. (2018).
Publisher’s description: In 1503, for the first time, a student in Paris was able to spend his entire university career studying only the printed textbooks of his teacher thanks to the works of the humanist and university reformer Jacques Lefèvre d’Étaples (c. 1455–1536). As printed books became central to the intellectual habits of following generations, Lefèvre turned especially to mathematics as a way to renovate the medieval university.
This book argues this was a pivatol moment in the cultural history of Europe and explores how the rise of the printed book contributed to the growing profile of mathematics in the region. Using student manuscripts and annotated books, this book offers a new account of printed textbooks, as jointly made by masters and students, and how such collaborative practices informed approaches to mathematics.

MSC:
01-02 Research exposition (monographs, survey articles) pertaining to history and biography
01A40 History of mathematics in the 15th and 16th centuries, Renaissance
01A80 Sociology (and profession) of mathematics
Biographic References:
Lefèvre d’Étaples, Jacques
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