The Ciphers Of The Monks: A Forgotten Number Notation Of The Middle Ages

The Ciphers Of The Monks A Forgotten Number Notation Of The Middle Ages This is the first comprehensive study of an ingenious number notation from the Middle Ages that was devised by monks and mainly used in monasteries A simple notation for representing any number up to
  • Title: The Ciphers Of The Monks: A Forgotten Number Notation Of The Middle Ages
  • Author: David A. King
  • ISBN: 9783515076401
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Ciphers Of The Monks: A Forgotten Number Notation Of The Middle Ages
    This is the first comprehensive study of an ingenious number notation from the Middle Ages that was devised by monks and mainly used in monasteries A simple notation for representing any number up to 99 by a single cipher, somehow related to an ancient Greek shorthand, first appeared in early 13th century England, brought from Athens by an English monk A second, useThis is the first comprehensive study of an ingenious number notation from the Middle Ages that was devised by monks and mainly used in monasteries A simple notation for representing any number up to 99 by a single cipher, somehow related to an ancient Greek shorthand, first appeared in early 13th century England, brought from Athens by an English monk A second, useful version, due to Cistercian monks, is first attested in the late 13th century in what is today the border country between Belgium and France with this any number up to 9999 can be represented by a single cipher The ciphers were used in scriptoria for the foliation of manuscripts, for writing year numbers, preparing indexes and concordances, numbering sermons and the like, and outside the scriptoria for marking the scales on an astronomical instrument, writing year numbers in astronomical tables, and for incising volumes on wine barrels Related notations were used in medieval and Renaissance shorthands and coded scripts This richly illustrated book surveys the medieval manuscripts and Renaissance books in which the ciphers occur, and takes a close look at an intriguing astrolabe from 14th century Picardy marked with ciphers With Indices Mit Kings luzider Beschreibung und Bewertung der einzelnen Funde und ihrer Beziehungen wird zugleich die Forschungsgeschichte die bis dato durch Widerspruechlichkeit und Diskontinuitat gepragt ist umfassend aufgearbeitet Zeitschrift fuer Germanistik.
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  • I m planning to reread this book It s a little dense I don t understand everything in its entirely but what I do understand is fascinating Excellent


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