Can someone point me at or produce a translation or modern exposition of Hermite's solution of the general quintic in terms of theta functions? (the "before" and "after" steps are on the mathworld page for the quintic, but I'm interested in Hermite/Kronecker's process/proof)

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    I'm currently far away from my library, but as I seem to recall these two books tackle the solution of the quintic via modular/theta functions. – J. M. is not a mathematician Apr 27 '11 at 15:08

See Beyond The Quartic by R. Bruce King (Birhauser)

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