Prepared by Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu, Ramazan Şesen, Cevat İzgi,
Editet by Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu,
İstanbul 1999, (in Turkish with foreword in English),
ISBN 92-9063-076-0 (vol.1),
ISBN 92-9063-077-9 (vol.2),
ISBN 92-9063-078-7 (set)
Two new volumes have been published within the framework of IRCICA’s research project on the History of Science in the Muslim World. Following the first two volumes entitled History of Ottoman Astronomical Literature published in 1997, these two are devoted to the History of Ottoman Mathematical Literature. This publication resulted from more than a decade’s research in the framework of IRCICA’s large-scale project aimed at recording and highlighting Muslim scientists’ contributions to scientific advancements during the past centuries. This two-volume compendium on the history of mathematical literature contains a foreword, an introduction, the main part, a bibliography and indices.
History of Ottoman Mathematical Literature: "The importance of this book for further studies of Islamic mathematics is determined by the fact that it contains very much new material which earlier was unknown to historians of science and therefore this book is the effective tool for research of Islamic mathematics and for the study of its influence on the mathematics of Western Europe during the Ottoman period." Prof. Boris Rosenfeld, professor of history of mathematics, Pennsylvania State University, U. S. A.
"Was there a mathematical activity in Islamic countries after the 15th century? How was this activity divided between research and teaching? Which were the principal centres? These questions, and many others, couldn’t be treated without a key that opens the collections of manuscripts for us. This precious key is from now on in the hands of scientists, thanks to the researchers at IRCICA. I am convinced this book will render a great service to research in history of mathematics in the countries of Islam." Prof. Dr. Roshdi Rashed, "Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique" (CNRS), Paris