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By Giovanni Boccaccio

È il 1348: mentre l. a. peste infuria a Firenze, dieci giovani si rifugiano in campagna e in keeping with passare piacevolmente il pace si raccontano in step with dieci giornate una novella ciascuno. Questa l. a. nota “cornice” che racchiude l. a. più celebre raccolta di novelle della letteratura europea: un capolavoro che ancora affascina in keeping with los angeles pluralità dei toni, in step with l. a. capacità di dipingere l’infinita varietà della vita. in step with i settecento anni dalla nascita di Boccaccio, i massimi esperti italiani della sua opera danno vita a un’edizione innovativa, fondante di una nuova tradizione interpretativa, in cui il massimo rigore filologico è associato a una inedita apertura verso i lettori d’oggi. Il nuovo testo critico stabilito da Maurizio Fiorilla è preceduto dalla rigorosa e appassionata introduzione di Amedeo Quondam, cui si deve anche il ricchissimo apparato di observe; le introduzioni alle singole giornate di Giancarlo Alfano approfondiscono i rapporti che legano tra loro le novelle.

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All rights reserved. S. or applicable copyright law. 40 Benjamin Wardhaugh Thus one function of these accounts could be to present ideas about the nature of mathematics in an accessible fashion: mathematical history could be made to express the view that mathematics was godly, that it was a mark of virtue, or that it was simply a mark of one’s common humanity. Readers Another function of these histories was apparently to engage and to enthuse the intended readers of the works – often arithmetic primers – in which they appeared.

Lang. All rights reserved. S. or applicable copyright law. 5 Like Hutton, Malcolm (1685–1763, ‘Teacher of the Mathematicks at Aberdeen’) was willing to speculate on the very earliest rise of arithmetic in human societies, and like Hutton he seems to have found it dif ficult to conceive of a society worthy of the name that lacked it altogether. And he shared with Hutton the belief that ‘commerce’ was the key driver of the first rise of arithmetic. The Phœnicians make an appearance here: But where, and by whom, Arithmetick received its first Form of an Art or Science, we know little about it.

P. Lang. All rights reserved. S. or applicable copyright law. 16 Despite this agreement, however, there was dif ference of opinion over how Newton reached his mastery, ref lecting then-current debates over the nature of scientific genius, ideas about the role of mathematics, and the desire to reveal or hide Newton’s debt to others. In many biographies there was a tendency to underscore Newton’s remarkable abilities by suggesting that they were largely innate or selftaught, and that he could achieve great feats with remarkable ease.

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