

Ronald Calinger, Joseph E. Brown, Thomas R. West,
A Contextual History of Mathematics,
Prentice Hall, 1999.
The authors present mathematics in a historical context. The book presents a broad survey of mathematics
from the ancient beginnings to Euler. The topics include Babylonian and Egyptian mathematics, India, China,
Islamic world, Latin West, and Maya America. 


Carl B. Boyer, Uta C. Merzbach,
A History of Mathematics,
Wiley; 2 edition, 1991.
The material is arranged chronologically beginning with its archaic origins, then continuing through Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Greek, Chinese, Indian,
Arabic and European contributions through the present day. There are revised references and bibliographies and revised and expanded chapters
on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 


Lucas N. H. Bunt, Phillip S. Jones, Jack D. Bedient,
The Historical Roots of Elementary Mathematics,
Dover Publications, 1988.
Exciting, handson approach to understanding fundamental underpinnings of modern arithmetic, algebra,
geometry and number systems, by examining their origins in early Egyptian, Babylonian and Greek sources.
Students can do division like the ancient Egyptians, solve quadratic equations like the Babylonians and more.



O. Neugebauer,
The Exact Sciences in Antiquity,
Dover Publications,
second edition, 1969.
Contents: Numbers, Babylonian Mathematics, The sources; their Decipherment and Evaluation,
Egyptian Mathematics and Astronomy, Babylonian Astronomy, Origin and Transmission of Hellenistic
Science, The Ptolemaic System, On Greek Mathematics, The Zodiacal and Planetary Signs, Chronological
Table, Index.



Joran Friberg,
Unexpected Links Between Egyptian and Babylonian Mathematics,
World Scientific Publishing Company, 2005.
The author observed that two Old Babylonian tablets from Mari had clear Egyptian parallels.
In this book Joran Friberg presents the results of his research and presents arguments that support
the existence of links between Egyptian and Babylonian mathematics.



Ubiratan D'Ambrosio, H. Selin (Editor),
Mathematics Across Cultures: The History of NonWestern Mathematics,
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001.
Collection of essays
dealing with the mathematical knowledge and beliefs of cultures outside the United States and Europe.
In addition to articles surveying Islamic, Chinese, Native American, Aboriginal Australian, Inca, Egyptian,
and African mathematics, among others, the book includes essays on Rationality, Logic and Mathematics,
and the transfer of knowledge from East to West. The essays address the connections between science
and culture and relate the mathematical practices to the cultures which produced them.

