A unified approach to compact symmetric spaces of rank one
Colloquium Mathematicum 118 (2010), 43-87 MSC: 53A35, 51A05, 51A25. DOI: 10.4064/cm118-1-3
A relatively simple algebraic framework is given, in which all the compact symmetric spaces can be described and handled without distinguishing cases. We also give some applications and further results.