Subject(s) 
Mathematics  History

Physical Description 
xvii, 123 p. : ill. ; 18 cm 
Note 
Includes bibliographical references (113116) and index 
Contents 
1. Mathematics: myth and history; 2. What is mathematics and who is a mathematician?; 3. How are mathematical ideas disseminated?; 4. Learning mathematics; 5. Mathematical livelihoods; 6. Getting inside mathematics; 7. The evolving historiography of mathematics 
Summary 
In this Very Short Introduction, Jacqueline Stedall explores the rich historical and cultural diversity of mathematical endeavour from the distant past to the present day, using illustrative case studies drawn from a range of times and places; including early imperial China, the medieval Islamic world, and nineteenthcentury Britain 
Series 
Very short introductions

