Roshdi Rashed, Historian of Greek and Arabic mathematics

Abstract : The Kenneth O. May Prize in history of mathematics is awarded every four years by the International Commission on the History of Mathematics (ICHM). It was awarded in 2017 to Roshdi Rashed, the Egyptian-French historian of mathematics. (Cf. the article : Awarding of the May Prizes for 2017, Historia Mathematica, Volume 44, Issue 4, November 2017, Pages 315--317). In the present article, I survey the work of Rashed on the history of Greek and Arabic mathematics. Presenting this work in some detail gives at the same time an overview of the highly important works of Greek mathematics that were transmitted to us through the Arabs (the Greek original manuscripts do not survive), as well as some of the finest pieces of Arabic mathematics came down to us. A version of this article appeared in Ganita Bharati (Indian Mathematics), the Bulletin of the Indian Society for History of Mathematics, Vol. 38, No. 2 (2016), p. 1--26.
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