12 Jul 2020

Tag: History

Mathematics

A History of Pi Ed 19 

The history of pi, says the author, though a small part of the history of mathematics, is nevertheless a mirror of the history of man. Petr Beckmann holds up this mirror, giving the background of the times when pi made progress — and also when…

History

Perspectives on Early Islamic Mysticism: The World of al-Ḥakīm al-Tirmidhī and his Contemporaries (Routledge Sufi Series) 

This monograph explores the original literary produce of Muslim mystics during the eighth–tenth centuries, with special attention to ninth-century mystics, such as al-Tustarī, al-Muḥāsibī, al-Kharrāz, al-Junayd and, in particular, al-Ḥakīm al-Tirmidhī. Unlike other studies dealing with the so-called ‘Formative Period’, this book focuses on the…

Behavioral Sciences

The Psychology of Love 

Freud’s landmark writings on love and sexuality, including the famous case study of Dora newly translated and in one volume for the first time This original collection brings together the most important writings on the psychology of love by one of the great thinkers of…

Ancient Civilizations

Engineering the Pyramids 

In Engineering the Pyramids, author Dick Parry – a civil engineer – assesses the design of the pyramids and the likely methods of quarrying, transporting and raising the stones. Basing his ideas on both the archaeological record and the basic principles of engineering – as…