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Albert the Great and the Arabic-Latin Reception of Euclid

Marco Aurélio Oliveira da Silva


In Albert the Great’s 13th century, a larger circulation of the complete Arabic-Latin translations of Euclid’s Elements, done by Adelard of Bath, Robert Chester, and John of Tinemue begins to take place, alongside Gerald of Cremona’s translation of Al-Nayrizi’s Commentary on Euclid’s Elements. The aim of this paper is to present how Albert the Great deals with the combination of these two traditions, i.e., the Arabic-Latin translations of Euclid and the Latin medieval geometrical practice.


Albert the Great, Philosophy of Geometry, Euclid, Medieval Philosophy, Medieval Mathematics, Euclid’s Elements.

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