Raffaele Danna

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University of Cambridge

The Spread of Hindu-Arabic Numerals in the European Tradition of Practical Arithmetic, a Socio-Economic Perspective (13th–16th centuries)

I am grateful to the Economic History Society for providing me with a PhD bursary. My doctoral thesis examines the spread of Hindu-Arabic numerals among European practitioners and the socio-economic impact of the adoption of such mathematics. The generous support provided by the EHS was essential to face the unforeseen circumstances 2020 brought for all of us. The bursary contributed to my living and travel costs and gave me the slack necessary to work on the completion of the thesis and on the publication of single papers. One such papers was published in Rinascimento, and a second is currently at the R&R stage with Nuncius.