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[HM] Dubitability and Euclid's fifth postulate
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Apr 26, 2002 4:52 PM




Re: [HM] Omar Khayyam mathematician and poet (?)
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Apr 26, 2002 4:52 PM


Jeff Oaks did very good to clarify the "problem" of Khayyam's ubiquity mise en doute by R. Rashed. I would add another and major reference: Nizam elMulk's "Wasaya" I unhappily have no way to get to this text. Nizam elMulk's "Wasaya" is where the marvelous story of the "three friend's vow" takes its source. As Nizam is Omar's contemporary and friend, what he says is to be taken most seriously, even of course if he is most partisan when speaking of HassanISabbah, who became his intimate enemy.
Udai Venedem http://perso.wanadoo.fr/alta.mathematica/



