A. Books



Articles in periodicals. 


Articles in Festschriften, proceedings-volumes and other anthologies.


Articles in encyclopaediae and encyclopaedic works. 


Book reviews.


Lecture notes and teaching compendia.


Preprints etc. which have not or not yet given rise to a proper publication


NB: Links, when present, are mostly to preprint or manuscript versions, which may differ more or less

radically from the published version, and whose paginations are in any case quite different.



with Else Høyrup, Matematikken i samfundet. Elementer af en analyse: historie / undervisning / ideologi. København: Gyldendal, 1973.


Matematikundervisningen og samfundet. Virum: MATEMATIK, n.d. [1980]. Scanned camera-ready manuscript.


Babylonian Algebra from the View-Point of Geometrical Heuristics. An Investigation of Terminology, Methods, and Patterns of Thought. Roskilde: Roskilde University Centre, Institute of Educational Research, Media Studies and Theory of Science, 1984. 21985.



with Bernhelm Booß. Von Mathematik und Krieg. Über die Bedeutung von Rüstung und militärischen Anforderungen für die Entwicklung der Mathematik in Geschichte und Gegenwart. (Schriftenreihe Wissenschaft und Frieden, Nr. 1). Marburg: Bund demokratischer Wissenschaftler, 1984. Manuscript of updated English translation.



with Bernhelm Booß. Μαθηματικα στov πoλεμo και στηv ειρηvη. Thessaloniki: Δημoκρατικε Παvεπιστημovικη Κιvησι, 1984. Abridged Greek translation of A:4.



Philosophy: Accident, Epiphenomenon or Contributory Cause of the Changing Trends of Mathematics. A Sketch of the Development from the Twelfth through the Sixteenth Century. (Filosofi og Videnskabsteori på Roskilde Universitetscenter. 1. Række: Enkeltpublikationer 1987 Nr. 1). Roskilde: Roskilde Universititetscenter.  Included in A:10.



ed., with Brynja Svane & Ib Thiersen. Humanistisk Årbog Nr. 3. (Årbog for humanistisk forskning, bind 3). Roskilde: Roskilde Universitetscenter, 1989.



ed., with Ib Thiersen & Uwe Geist. Humanistisk Årbog Nr. 4. (Årbog for humanistisk forskning, bind 4). Roskilde: Roskilde Universitetscenter, 1991.



with Mogens Niss, Ib Thiersen & Hans Hedal, Teknologi og Historie. Fire artikler. (Tekster fra IMFUFA, 228). Roskilde: IMFUFA, Roskilde Universitetscenter, 1992.



In Measure, Number, and Weight. Studies in Mathematics and Culture. New York: State University of New York Press, 1994. Table of contents and preface. Extracts on Google.books.



ed., with Inge Degn & Jan Scheel. Michelanea. Humanisme, litteratur og kommunikation. Festskrift til Michel Olsen i anledning af hans 60-årsdag den 23. april 1994. (Sprog og kulturmøde, 7). Aalborg: Center for Sprog og Interkulturelle Studier, Aalborg Universitetscenter, 1994.



Mellem gåde og videnskab. Et essay (især) om noget der blev til algebra. Disputats. (Filosofi og Videnskabsteori på Roskilde Universitetscenter. 1. Række: Enkeltpublikationer, 1995 nr. 2). Roskilde: Institut for Sprog og Kultur, Roskilde Universitetscenter, 1995.Vol. I: Resumé. Vol. II: Bilag



Algebra på lertavler. København: Matematiklærerforeningen, 1998. Online efter aftale med Matematiklærerforeningen.


Human Sciences: Reappraising the Humanities through History and Philosophy. Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, 2000. Table of contents and introduction . Lecture note version (preprint) Extracts on Google Books.



ed., with Peter Damerow. Changing Views on Ancient Near Eastern Mathematics. (Berliner Beiträge zum Vorderen Orient, 19). Berlin: Dietrich Reimer, 2001.



Lengths, Widths, Surfaces: A Portrait of Old Babylonian Algebra and Its Kin. (Studies and Sources in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences). New York: Springer, 2002. Table of contents and preface. NB: Presentation appearing on the publisher's website. Extracts on Google Books. Errata.



ed., with Bernhelm Booss-Bavnbek. Mathematics and War. Basel etc.: Birkhäuser, 2003. For the moment. chapterwise available for download (under Sample pages, but indeed complete) at the publisher's website.


Jacopo da Firenze's Tractatus algorismi and Early Italian Abbacus Culture. (Science Networks. Historical Studies, 34). Basel: Birkhäuser, 2007. Presentation appearing on the Publisher's website. Preface + table of contents + introduction. Errata. Extracts on Goggle Books.

Answer to Jeffrey Oaks' murderous but perhaps not overly competent review.



L'algèbre au temps de Babylone : Quand les mathématiques s'écrivaient sur de l'argile. Paris: Vuibert & Adapt-SNES, 2010. Title page + table of contents (avec la dédicace oubliée par l'editeur).




Algebra in Cuneiform: Introduction to an Old Babylonian Geometrical Technique. Berlin: Edition Open Access, 2017.

Selected Essays on Pre- and Early Modern Mathematical Practice. Cham: Springer, 2019. Publisher's website as of 5 November 2019. Extracts on Google Books as of 5 November 2019





Algebra in Keilschrift: Einführung in eine altbabylonische geometrische Technik. Berlin: Edition Open Access, 2021.



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