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The Resource Pieces and Parts in Scientific Texts, edited by Florence Bretelle-Establet, Stéphane Schmitt, (electronic resource)

Pieces and Parts in Scientific Texts, edited by Florence Bretelle-Establet, Stéphane Schmitt, (electronic resource)

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Pieces and Parts in Scientific Texts
Title
Pieces and Parts in Scientific Texts
Statement of responsibility
edited by Florence Bretelle-Establet, Stéphane Schmitt
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Language
eng
Summary
This book starts from a first general observation: there are very diverse ways to frame and convey scientific knowledge in texts. It then analyzes texts on mathematics, astronomy, medicine and life sciences, produced in various parts of the globe and in different time periods, and examines the reasons behind the segmentation of texts and the consequences of such textual divisions. How can historians and philosophers of science approach this diversity, and what is at stake in dealing with it? The book addresses these questions, adopting a specific approach do to so. In order to shed light on the diversity of organizational patterns and rhetorical strategies in scientific texts, and to question the rationale behind the choices made to present such texts in one particular way, it focuses on the issue of text segmentation, offering answers to questions such as: Why was the meaning of segmenting texts into paragraphs, chapters, sections and clusters? Was segmentation used to delimit self-contained units, or to mark breaks in the physical appearance of a text in order to aid reading and memorizing, or to cope with the constraints of the material supports? How, in these different settings and in different texts, were pieces and parts made visible?--
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  • Bretelle-Establet, Florence
  • Schmitt, Stéphane
Series statement
  • Springer eBooks.
  • Why the Sciences of the Ancient World Matter
Series volume
1
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  • Epistemology
  • Mathematics
  • Linguistics
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Pieces and Parts in Scientific Texts, edited by Florence Bretelle-Establet, Stéphane Schmitt, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-78467-0
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Contents
Part I: Introductory Remarks -- Chapter 1. Introduction (Florence Bretelle-Establet and Stéphane Schmitt) -- Chapter 2. Textual Places: "Parts of Text" and "Stretches of Text" (Julie Lefebvre) -- Part II: Material Parts of Texts -- Chapter 3. Segmentation of Texts in Old Babylonian Mathematics (Christine Proust) -- Chapter 4. Textual Segmentation in Babylonian Astral Science (Mathieu Ossendrijver) -- Part III: Organizational Strategies and Internal Architecture of Texts -- Chapter 5. Parts in Chinese Mathematical Texts. Interpreting the Chapter Form of The Nine Chapters on Mathematical Procedures (Karine Chemla and Zou Dahai) -- Chapter 6. "Parts of Text" in the Mathematical Literature of Ancient Greece. From the Author to His Commentator: the Example of Conics by Apollonius of Perga (Micheline Decorps) -- Chapter 7. Text Segmentation, Chapter Naming and the Transmission of Embedded Texts in South Asia, with Special Reference to the Medical and Philosophical Traditions as Exemplified by the Carakasaṃhitā and the Nyāyasūtra (Karin Preisendanz) -- Part IV: Intertextuality and Strategies to Bind Parts of Ideas, Parts of Works and Parts of Texts -- Chapter 8. Writing with and from Parts of the Discourses of Others in Chinese Medical Texts: Where Syntax and Layout Matter (Florence Bretelle-Establet) -- Chapter 9. Epigraphs as Parts of Text in Natural History Books in the Eighteenth Century: Between Intertextuality and the Architecture of the Book (Stéphane Schmitt) -- Chapter 10. Collecting Languages, Alphabets and Texts: the Circulation of "Parts of Texts" among Paper Cabinets of Linguistic Curiosities (Sixteenth-Seventeenth Centuries) (Fabien Simon)
Control code
978-3-319-78467-0
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Extent
1 online resource (VIII, 355 pages)
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multiple file formats
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  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9783319784670
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rdamedia
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  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-78467-0
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absent
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access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1038796814
Label
Pieces and Parts in Scientific Texts, edited by Florence Bretelle-Establet, Stéphane Schmitt, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-78467-0
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Introductory Remarks -- Chapter 1. Introduction (Florence Bretelle-Establet and Stéphane Schmitt) -- Chapter 2. Textual Places: "Parts of Text" and "Stretches of Text" (Julie Lefebvre) -- Part II: Material Parts of Texts -- Chapter 3. Segmentation of Texts in Old Babylonian Mathematics (Christine Proust) -- Chapter 4. Textual Segmentation in Babylonian Astral Science (Mathieu Ossendrijver) -- Part III: Organizational Strategies and Internal Architecture of Texts -- Chapter 5. Parts in Chinese Mathematical Texts. Interpreting the Chapter Form of The Nine Chapters on Mathematical Procedures (Karine Chemla and Zou Dahai) -- Chapter 6. "Parts of Text" in the Mathematical Literature of Ancient Greece. From the Author to His Commentator: the Example of Conics by Apollonius of Perga (Micheline Decorps) -- Chapter 7. Text Segmentation, Chapter Naming and the Transmission of Embedded Texts in South Asia, with Special Reference to the Medical and Philosophical Traditions as Exemplified by the Carakasaṃhitā and the Nyāyasūtra (Karin Preisendanz) -- Part IV: Intertextuality and Strategies to Bind Parts of Ideas, Parts of Works and Parts of Texts -- Chapter 8. Writing with and from Parts of the Discourses of Others in Chinese Medical Texts: Where Syntax and Layout Matter (Florence Bretelle-Establet) -- Chapter 9. Epigraphs as Parts of Text in Natural History Books in the Eighteenth Century: Between Intertextuality and the Architecture of the Book (Stéphane Schmitt) -- Chapter 10. Collecting Languages, Alphabets and Texts: the Circulation of "Parts of Texts" among Paper Cabinets of Linguistic Curiosities (Sixteenth-Seventeenth Centuries) (Fabien Simon)
Control code
978-3-319-78467-0
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (VIII, 355 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783319784670
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-78467-0
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1038796814

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