Saraiva Luis. History Of Mathematical Sciences: Portugal And East Asia II. 2004.
Saraiva Luis. History Of Mathematical Sciences: Portugal And East Asia II. -Globe Scientific Publishing, 2004 - 203 p.
This book explores the interaction in between Europe and East Asia in between the 16th along using the 18th centuries within the field of mathematical sciences, bringing to the fore the role of Portugal as an agent of transmission of European science to East Asia.
It is an essential contribution to understanding this basic period of scientific history, starting using the arrival of Vasco da Gama in India in 1498 and ending using the expulsion of the Society of Jesus from Portugal in 1759. The former event opened a brand new era in relations in between Europe and Asia, in particular concerning the circulation of scientific expertise, leading to main social and intellectual modifications in each continents.
The Society of Jesus controlled education in Portugal and within the Empire. It was central to the network of expertise transmission until the Society was expelled from Portugal in 1759.