History of Mathematics Books

Here is a list of some of the best books containing information on the history of mathematics and, in particular, the history of calculus. Bear in mind that books are edited and reviewed, whereas web sites are not subject to professional scrutiny and so their accuracy is not guaranteed.


Carl Boyer,
The History of the Calculus and Its Conceptual Development
(New York: Dover, 1959).

Carl Boyer and Uta Merzbach,
A History of Mathematics
(New York: Wiley, 1987).

C.H. Edwards,
The Historical Development of the Calculus
(New York: Springer-Verlag, 1979).

Howard Eves,
An Introduction to the History of Mathematics, 6th ed.
(New York: Saunders, 1990).

C.C. Gillispie, ed.,
Dictionary of Scientific Biography
(New York: Scribner's, 1974).

Judith V. Grabiner,
The Origins of Cauchy's Rigorous Calculus
(Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1981).

Victor Katz,
A History of Mathematics: An Introduction
(New York: HarperCollins, 1993).

Morris Kline,
Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times
(New York: Oxford University Press, 1972).

Dirk J. Struik,
A Concise History of Mathematics, 3rd ed.
(New York: Dover, 1967).