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This front matter section of the book titled The Commentary of al-Nayrizi on Books II-IV of Euclid's Elements of Geometry contains the table of contents, acknowledgments, and an introduction. The book occupies an important place both in the history of mathematics and of philosophy, particularly Islamic philosophy. It is a compilation of original work by al-Nayrizi and of translations and commentaries made by others, such as Heron. It is the most influential Arabic mathematical manuscript in existence and a principle vehicle whereby mathematics was reborn in the Latin West.

Keywords: al-Nayrizi; Elements of Geometry; Euclid; Islamic philosophy



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