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Oxford FiguresEight Centuries of the Mathematical Sciences$
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John Fauvel, Raymond Flood, and Robin Wilson

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199681976

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681976.001.0001

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Medieval Oxford

Medieval Oxford

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(p.37) Chapter 1 Medieval Oxford
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John North

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681976.003.0002

In this chapter we survey the history of mathematics and astronomy in the emerging University, from earliest times (c.1200) to the Black Death (c.1350). Among the notable figures with an interest in mathematics were Robert Grosseteste (the first University Vice-Chancellor), Roger Bacon, and Richard of Wallingford. The founding of Merton College in 1264 led to the development of the renowned Merton School, with scholars such as Simon Bredon, John Killingworth, and Thomas Bradwardine.

Keywords:   Oxford University, medieval Oxford, medieval mathematics, medieval astronomy, trigonometry, Robert Grosseteste, Roger Bacon, Richard of Wallingford, Thomas Bradwardine

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