Summa de Arithmetica

I don’t think books can change the world, but when the world begins to change, it searches for different books.

Shlomo Sand

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I don’t think books can change the world, but when the world begins to change, it searches for different books.

Shlomo Sand

There is always a story associated with a great book that is not written in the book. The book ‘Summa de Arithmetica’ was written by famous Italian mathematician Luca Pacioli. The book is a symbol of enlightenment, written in the time when science met art. The story revolving around the book is as interesting as the book itself.

The middle age of human history is often termed the ‘Dark Age’. It was the time when superstitions and evil tyrants captured the world. Religious institutions were directly involved in administrating and influencing society. There were numerous wars and illiteracy. ‘Summa de Arithmetica’ was written when the world was on a transitional phase from the ‘Dark Age’ to the modern world. The transitional period is often called the era of…

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