bibliography for Indian numerals

Allen W Thrasher athr at LOC.GOV
Fri Aug 12 14:13:15 UTC 2005

Stephen Chrisomalis has posted on his website on word oddities, the Phrontistery, a working bibliography for his doctoral dissertation, The Comparative History of Numerical Notation (McGill, 2003).

The URL is <>. 

There are numerous articles on Indian numerals included.  I have quickly scanned the list and haven't noticed any articles specifically on the number-word systems, or any titles that aren't in the usual bibliographies, but there are over a thousand titles in the list and it needs a closer look.


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