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Title: Gerard of Cremona's Translation of the Commentary of al-Nayrizi on Book I of Eucli d's Elements of Geometry, with an Introductory Account
Author: Bello, Anthony Lo
Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2003
Hardcover; ISBN: 9780391041936
Volumes: 1; Pages: xxxiv, 170
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Anthony Lo Bello's Gerard of Cremona's Translation of Book I of the Commentary of al-Nayrizi on Euclid's Elements of Geometry is the first modern translation of Gerard of Cremona's (1114-1187) Latin version of al-Nayrizi's famous Arabic commentary. Lo Bello gives an introductory account of the twenty-two early extant Arabic manuscripts of the Elements, an annotated English translation of Gerard's translation of al-Nayrizi's commentary, and finally a critical analysis of the idiosyncrasies of Gerard's method of translation.Anthony Lo Bello received his Ph.D. degree in Mathematics from Yale University in 1975 under the supervision of S. Kakutani. He is currently Professor of Mathematics at Allegheny College, Meadville Pennsylvania.