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Description - Robert Recorde by Gordon Roberts

Robert Recorde was an important sixteenth-century Welsh physician and mathematician and one of the most enigmatic figures of Tudor England. This book presents a richly detailed and fully rounded picture of Recorde as an academic, theologian, astronomer, antiquarian, inventor of the "equals" sign (=), and writer of widely used textbooks. He was also a scholar who found himself completely out of depth in surrounding political and religious dramas. Drawing from numerous extracts from Recorde's own writings transcribed into modern English, Gordon Roberts offers the first full-length biography of an intellectual at the center of intrigue and turmoil.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781783168293
ISBN-10: 1783168293
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: University of Wales Press
Publisher: University of Wales Press
Publish Date: 15-May-2016
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gordon Roberts

Suitable for six form students and above, with the intention of being a popular biography. Serves as an introduction to Robert Recorde for more advanced study

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