Bourbaki at Seventy-Five: Its Influence in France and Beyond

Alexander Munson


Bourbaki, a professional mathematical society in France, was established formally in 1935. Throughout three quarters of a century, Bourbaki changed mathematics and mathematics education significantly. It was instrumental in the Moderne Mathématique movement that modernized French curricula. Bourbaki also provided philosophical support for the New Math movement in the United States.

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