Preface by Patricia Radelet-de Grave.- Acknowledgments.- Remarks for the Reader.- Introduction.- PART I - Biographical Sketches & Science in Context.- 1 Niccolo Tartaglia and the Renaissance Society between Science and Technique. Niccolo Fontana called Tartaglia.- 1.1. Biographical and Scientific Sketches.- 1.2.Tartaglia's Conceptual Stream in the Renaissance.- 1.3. Physics and Architecture: On Ballistics & Fortifications.- 1.4. On the Opera Archimedis and Archimedis de insidentibus aquae.- 1.5. Contents, Former Pupils and Philological Notes.- 2. Ancient and Modern Statics in the Renaissance. The Background.- 2.1.The scientia de ponderibus in the Middle Ages.- 2.2. Revival during the Age of Humanism.- 2.3. Tartaglia's Legacy. A Transition between Science of Weights and Modern Statics.- PART II - History & Historical Epistemology Analyses.- 3The Analysis of Books VII and VIII of Quesiti et inventioni diverse.- A Historical Epistemology Outline on Early Statics in the Books VII and VIII.- 3.1. The Analysis of Book VII (1554).- 3.2.The Analysis of Book VIII (1554).- PART III - Translations & Transcriptions 4. General Considerations.- 4.1. The Quesiti et inventioni diverse (1554).- 4.2. Philological Notes on Iordani opusculum de ponderositate (1565).- 4.3. Book VII of Quesiti et inventioni diverse (1554).- 4.4. Book VIII of Quesiti et inventioni diverse (1554).- 4.5. The Italian Critical Transcriptions.- 4.6. The Iordani opusculum de ponderositate (1565).- PART IV - Circulation of Knowledge & Conclusion.- 5 Foreign Editions of Quesiti et invention diverse. General Considerations.- 5.1. Quesiti Foreign Editions.- 5.2. Bibliographical Notes.- Conclusion.- 6 Conclusion.- Concluding Remarks.- References.- Microfilm Tartalea.- Main Quesiti Accounts.- Index.
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