The Hybridization of Practical and Theoretical Geometry in the Sixteenth-Century Euclidean Tradition

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This article aims to show how, in the sixteenth century, Euclidean geometry, which was regarded as the epitome of theoretical geometry in the middle ages and in the Renaissance, was to take up, within certain printed commentaries and translations of Euclid's Elements,
features that were typical of practical geometry and how this contributed to the development of an approach to geometry, and also to a representation of geometry, that may be regarded as a hybrid of theoretical and practical geometry within the Euclidean context.

Keywords: Renaissance Theoretical Geometry, Renaissance Practical Geometry, History of the Euclidean Tradition, Hybridisation of Mathematical Ideas and Methods


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