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The Rise of Early Modern Science: Islam, China and the West / Edition 2
     

The Rise of Early Modern Science: Islam, China and the West / Edition 2

by Toby E. Huff
 

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ISBN-10: 0521529948

ISBN-13: 9780521529945

Pub. Date: 08/01/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Exploring their cultural contexts, this survey examines the long-standing question of why modern science arose in the West rather than in the scientifically advanced civilizations of Islam or China. It compares the religious, legal, philosophical and institutional systems of each civilization.

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Exploring their cultural contexts, this survey examines the long-standing question of why modern science arose in the West rather than in the scientifically advanced civilizations of Islam or China. It compares the religious, legal, philosophical and institutional systems of each civilization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521529945
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/01/2003
Edition description:
2nd
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; New preface; Preface - 1993; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The comparative study of science; 2. Arabic science and the Islamic world; 3. Reason and rationality in Islam and the West; 4. The European legal revolution; 5. Madrasas, universities, and sciences; 6. Cultural climates and the ethos of science; 7. Science and civilization in China; 8. Science and social organization in China; 9. The rise of early modern science; Epilogue: educational reform and attitudes towards science since the eighteenth century; Selected bibliography; Index.

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