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\iteman{ZMATH 2005f.02866}
\itemau{Toffalori, C.; Leonesi, S.; L'Innocente, S.}
\itemti{Fifty years of model theory. (Cinquant'anni di teoria dei modelli.)}
\itemso{Boll. Unione Mat. Ital., Sez. A, Mat. Soc. Cult. (8) 7, No. 2, 347-381 (2004).}
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What is Model Theory? And why has it been fascinating several mathematicians since its beginning, more or less 50 years ago? This paper sketches a short history of Model Theory during these 50 years, and attempts an answer to the previous questions. (orig.)
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\itemcc{E30 A30}
\itemut{history of mathematics; mathematical logic; foundations of mathematics}
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