id: 06160615
dt: a
an: 2013c.00018
au: Ausejo, Elena
ti: Juan de Icíar’s Practical arithmetic (1549): writing and reckoning in
Spanish Renaissance.
so: Bjarnadóttir, Kristín (ed.) et al., “Dig where you stand" 2.
Proceedings of the second “International conference on the history of
mathematics education", New University of Lisbon, Portugal, October
2‒5, 2011. Lisbon: UIED, Unidade de Investigação Educação e
Desenvolvimento; Caparica: Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de
Ciência e Tecnologia (ISBN 978-989-97487-2-9/pbk). 45-59 (2012).
py: 2012
pu: Lisbon: UIED, Unidade de Investigação Educação e Desenvolvimento;
Caparica: Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciência e
Tecnologia
la: EN
cc: A30 U20
ut: history of mathematics; historical textbooks; renaissance
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ab: Summary: Juan de Icíar (born 1522 or 1523), the most important
calligrapher during the Spanish Renaissance, is also the author of a
purely mathematical book, a “book titled Practical arithmetic very
useful for anyone willing to be trained in reckoning" (Iciar, 1549). It
is a mercantile arithmetic conceived for educational purposes, an
essential book to learn the mathematical skills and the teaching
thereof in Spain, in the mid-sixteenth century. This paper studies the
mathematical work of Juan de Iciar within the context of the education
of the new bourgeoisie (merchants, liberal professions) during the
Spanish Renaissance, and establishes the relationship between
“Practical arithmetic, Libro subtilissimo, and Arte Breue y
Prouechoso".
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