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https://profkeithdevlin.org/2011/12/13/when-did-algebra-begin/

Here's a translated version of the book that you can buy:

http://www.saqibooks.com/book/al-khwarizmi/

and you might find more links here in my google search using the terms: " al-khwarizmi book "

https://www.google.com/search?q=al-...hrome.0.0l6.2062j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

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I want to get a copy of historical Algebra literature that essentially the equivalent of Euclid’s Elements for Algebra.

What do you mean by "equivalent"? Are you looking for a textbook of algebra that follows the same step-by-step intuitive style of presenting algebra as Euclid used in his Elements to present geometry and number theory? I don't think such a textbook exists for abstract alglebra. Algebra is a different ball game than plane geometry.

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Here Elements of Algebra Leonard Euler

https://books.google.co.in/books/about/Elements_of_Algebra.html?id=X8yv0sj4_1YC&redir_esc=y

Also Diophantus' Arithmatica.

English version.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0387906908/?tag=pfamazon01-20

Other parts may be available in the internet.

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Thank you for the suggestions!

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Though Arab scholars did systematize algebra a bit, Al Kwarizmi's book (according to Katz – I have not seen the text) is more of a practical manual rather than a theoretical treatise as the

You could look at works of Francois Viete who made steps toward more abstract symbolism. Descartes also moved things forward with the introduction of analytic geometry. Beyond this and we're probably up to Euler. But, in a sense, if you want something that is analogous to Euclid for algebra it is probably best to find a modern algebra text because all of these earlier works are akin to geometrical works that came before Euclid (attempted) to rigorously systematize it. It's just that none of them (to my knowledge) survived, probably, at least in part, due to the success of the

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