@inbook{10.2307/j.ctt7sdsb.9,
ISBN = {9780691135267},
URL = {http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt7sdsb.9},
abstract = {A particular view of Egyptian and Mesopotamian mathematics held not too long ago is crystallized in the writings of Morris Kline, a well-known American historian of mathematics. Dismissing all the evidence to the contrary marshaled by both ancient Greeks and modern scholars, he considers that the Egyptian and Mesopotamian contributions to mathematics were “almost insignificant.” This is followed by his astonishing statement that, compared with what the Greeks achieved, “the mathematics of the Egyptians and Mesopotamians is the scrawling of children just learning to write, as opposed to great literature.” In any case, Kline continues, these civilizations “barely recognized mathematics},
bookauthor = {George Gheverghese Joseph},
booktitle = {The Crest of the Peacock: Non-European Roots of Mathematics (Third Edition)},
edition = {STU - Student edition},
pages = {177--187},
publisher = {Princeton University Press},
title = {Egyptian and Mesopotamian Mathematics: An Assessment},
year = {2011}
}