Cover

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Frontmatter

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Contents

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List of Illustrations

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pp. vii-viii

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-x

This book has been shaped by many people. Back in 1996, my good friend Ed Sandifer gave me the idea of doing something with Spanish colonial mathematics books, and he has been involved all along the way. He was there the first time I requested rare books from a library, and he taught me what to look for; he read several early drafts of this book and provided valu- ...

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Introduction

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pp. 1-18

At the 1932 meeting of the American Historical Association in Toronto, Herbert Eugene Bolton gave a speech entitled “The Epic of Greater America”1 in which he proposed a more pan-American approach to the writing and teaching of the history of the New World’s nations. “There is a need,” he said, “for a broader treatment of American history, to supple-...

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PART ONE: Mathematical Works, Excluding Almanacs

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pp. 19-182

RECOGNITIO,SVM / mularumReuerendi / PATRIS ILLDEPHONSIA VERA / CRVCE AVGVSTINIANI ARTIVM / ac sacræ Theologiæ Doctoris apud indorum in- / clytam Mexicum primarij in Academia / Theologiæ moderatoris. / Sagitaueras tu dñe1 / cor me˜u charitate tua.2 / MEXICI. / Excudebat Ioannes Paulus Brissensis. / 1554. ...

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PART TWO: Almanacs, Ephemerides, and Lunarios

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pp. 183-320

The years given in the headings here correspond to the calendar year discussed by the almanac, not the year of first printing. Since almanacs were generally available at the beginning of the year, whether that was March or January,1 one can assume that they were almost always printed toward the end of the previous year. Charles Evans puts some almanacs in the year of ...

Appendix A: A Guide to Astrological Symbols

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pp. 321-321

Appendix B: Seventeenth-Century Comet Books Printed in the New World

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pp. 322-324

Appendix C: Some Comments on the Place of Logic in Mathematics

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pp. 325-327

Works Consulted

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pp. 328-344

General Index

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pp. 345-349

Index to Works in Part One

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pp. 350-353

Other Indices

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pp. 354-373