David E. Rowe

David E. Rowe (born August 11, 1950) is an American mathematician and historian.[1][2] He studied mathematics and the history of science at the University of Oklahoma, and took a second doctorate in history at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He served as book review editor, managing editor, and editor of the journal Historia Mathematica. In 1992, Rowe was appointed Professor of History of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz where he presently teaches. His research has mainly focused on mathematics in Germany, but in recent years he has been concerned with Einstein's general theory of relativity and the broader cultural and political impact of Einstein's ideas. As part of this effort, he and Robert Schulmann have co-edited a source book entitled Einstein on Politics: His Private Thoughts and Public Stands on Nationalism, Zionism, War, Peace, and the Bomb, published by Princeton University Press in 2007.[3]


  • Editor with Robert J. Schulmann: Einstein on Politics – his private thoughts and public stands on nationalism, zionism, war, peace and the bomb, Princeton University Press, 2007.
  • with Karen Parshall: The Emergence of the American Mathematical Research Community, 1876–1900. J.J. Sylvester, Felix Klein, and E.H. Moore, AMS/LMS History of Mathematics Series, Vol. 8, Providence: American Mathematical Society, 1994.
  • Editor with John McCleary: The History of Modern Mathematics: Ideas and their Reception, Academic Press, Vol.1, 1989 (in vol. 1 by Rowe: Klein, Lie, and the Geometric Background of the Erlangen Program), Vol. 2, 1990
  • Klein, Hilbert, and the Göttingen Mathematical Tradition, Osiris, Vol. 5, 1989, pp. 186–213.


  1. "David E. Rowe". scholar.google.com. Retrieved August 11, 2017.
  2. "David Rowe". ndsu.edu. Retrieved August 11, 2017.
  3. Rowe, David. & Robert Schulmann, ed. (April 16, 2007). Einstein on Politics: His Private Thoughts and Public Stands on Nationalism, Zionism, War, Peace, and the Bomb. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-12094-3.

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