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## Overview

By the late fifteenth century the scholars of Europe were poised to fully reclaim the classical mathematical heritage that was nurtured and expanded by Islamic scholars and reintroduced into the West in the thirteenth century. Crucial in the growth of the mathematics of the period was the publication of mathematical texts. These texts helped pave the way for the growth of commerce and the onset of the Scientific Revolution.

## Background

Many changes in economics, culture, and education were taking place in Europe in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. These changes had an effect on the mathematics of that time. These changes can be traced back even further to the Middle Ages. National boundaries became stabilized. In order for these new nations to expand...

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