DCCMT » Bibliography

This website accompanies my book:

- E. Robson,
*Mathematics in Ancient Iraq: A Social History*, Princeton University Press, 2008 [preview on Google Books]

and can also be read in conjunction with my chapter, "Mesopotamian mathematics", in:

- V.J. Katz (ed.),
*The Mathematics of Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, India, and Islam: A Sourcebook*, Princeton University Press, 2007, pp. 58–186. [preview on Google Books]

For more information about mathematics in cuneiform, see the following essays:

- 'Mesopotamian mathematics: some historical background [/downloads/robson-katz-2000.pdf]', from V.J. Katz (ed.),
*Using History to Teach Mathematics*, Washington DC: Mathematical Association of America 2000, 149-158. [188 KB pdf file] - 'The uses of mathematics in ancient Iraq, 6000-600 BC [/downloads/robson-selin-2000.pdf]', from H. Selin (ed.),
*Mathematics Across Cultures: the History of Non-Western Mathematics*, Dordrecht: Kluwer 2000, 93-113. [388 KB pdf file] - 'Mathematics, metrology, and professional numeracy [/downloads/robson-leick-2007.pdf]', from G. Leick (ed.),
*The Babylonian World*, London: Routledge, 2007. [632 KB pdf file]

There are many further resources on Duncan Melville's website on Mesopotamian Mathematics [http://it.stlawu.edu/~dmelvill/mesomath/index.html].

For tablets that use numerical data in adminstrative and legal contexts, see the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative [http://cdli.ucla.edu].

The compositions published by the Digital Corpus of Cuneiform Lexical Lists [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/dcclt/] and the Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature [http://etcsl.orinst.ox.ac.uk] come from the same intellectual environments as cuneiform mathematics. They were often written by the same scribes, and many show a strong interest in number, shape, and other mathematical concepts.

Eleanor Robson

Eleanor Robson, 'Bibliography', *The Digital Corpus of Cuneiform Mathematical Texts*, Eleanor Robson, 2014 [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/dccmt/bibliography/]

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