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Digital Preprints from the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

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[First posted in AWOL 15 December 2010. Updated 13 May 2013]

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: Preprints

The following Preprints relating to antiquity are available online

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Irina Tupikova & Klaus Geus, The Circumference of the Earth and Ptolemy’s World Map Download as PDF File (660 KB)

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Jens Høyrup, A hypothetical history of Old Babylonian mathematics: places, passages, stages, development Download as PDF File (256 KB) 
 
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Jens Høyrup, Sanskrit-Prakrit interaction in elementary mathematics as reflected in Arabic and Italian formulations of the rule of three – and something more on the rule elsewhere Download as PDF File (124 KB)
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Mark Geller & Klaus Geus (eds.), Productive Errors: Scientific Concepts in Antiquity (TOPOI – Dahlem Seminar for the History of Ancient Sciences) Download as PDF File (8,1 MB)
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Florentina Badalanova Geller, 2 (Slavonic Apocalypse of) Enoch: Text and Context
Download as PDF File 
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M. J. Geller, Look to the Stars: Babylonian medicine, magic, astrology and melothesia
Download as PDF File
(5,4 MB)
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Zur Shalev, Christian Pilgrimage and Ritual Measurement in Jerusalem
Download as PDF File
(256 KB) 
371
Larrie D. Ferreiro, The Aristotelian Heritage in Early Naval Architecture, from the Venetian Arsenal to the French Navy, 1500–1700
Download as PDF File
(432 KB) 
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Karine Chemla, Canon and commentary in ancient China: An outlook based on mathematical sources
Download as PDF File
(584 KB) 
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István M. Bodnár, Oenopides of Chius: A survey of the modern literature with a collection of the ancient testimonia
Download as PDF File
(1,5 MB) 
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Jürgen Renn, Peter Damerow, Malcolm D. Hyman, Matteo Valleriani, Weight, Motion and Force: Conceptual Structural Changes in Ancient Knowledge as a Result of its Transmission
Download as PDF File
(776 KB) 
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István M. Bodnár, Aristotle’s rewinding spheres: Three options and their difficulties
Download as PDF File
(256 KB) 
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M. J. Geller, Akkadian Healing Therapies in the Babylonian Talmud
Download as PDF File
(484 KB) 
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Robert Englund, The State of Decipherment of Proto-Elamite
Download as PDF File
(1,1 MB) 
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Peter Damerow, Jürgen Renn, Simone Rieger, Paul Weinig, Mechanical Knowledge and Pompeian Balances
Out of print. Download as PDF File (12,8 MB)
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Peter Damerow, The Origins of Writing as a Problem of Historical Epistemology
Out of print. Download as PDF File (1 MB) 
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Peter Damerow, Prehistory and Cognitive Development
Out of print. See: Piaget, Evolution, and Development, ed. by Jonas Langer, Melanie Killen, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers 1998, Mahwah, New Jersey, London, p. 247-270. Download as PDF File (64 KB) 

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