Science, Technology and Learning in the Ottoman Empire

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The 12 papers collected here, first published in journals or proceedings between 1987 and 2001, are devoted to both specific and broad topics of science and learning in the Ottoman Empire, and as such will be useful to both the specialist and student. Among the topics are the development of learned societies, a long article (44 pages) on the historiography in the 20th century (up to 1965) of the Ottoman medreses, the efforts to found the first Ottoman university, modern astronomy, the contribution of Bashoca Ishak Efendi to science, and the relation between science and religion. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780860789246
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/1/2004
  • Series: Variorum Collected Studies
  • Pages: 350
  • Product dimensions: 6.18 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Table of Contents

Publisher's Note
I Some Remarks on Ottoman Science and its Relation with European Science & Technology up to the End of the Eighteenth Century
II The Introduction of Western Science to the Ottoman World: A Case Study of Modern Astronomy (1660-1860)
III Ottoman Science: The Last Episode in Islamic Scientific Tradition and the Beginning of European Scientific Tradition
IV Bashoca Ishak Efendi Pioneer of Modern Science in Turkey
V Some Critical Notes on the Introduction of Modern Sciences to the Ottoman State and the Relation Between Science and Religion up to the End of the Nineteenth Century
VI The Initial Stage of the Historiography of Ottoman Medreses (1916-1965), The Era of Discovery and Construction
VII The Genesis of "Darulfunun": An Overview of Attempts to Establish the First Ottoman University
VIII The Group of Scholars Known as Members of Besiktas Cemiyet-i Ilmiyyesi (Besiktas Learned Society)
IX Genesis of Learned Societies and Professional Associations in Ottoman Turkey
X Modernization Efforts in Science, Technology and Industry in the Ottoman Empire (18-19th centuries)
XI Aviation: The Last Episode in the Ottoman Transfer of Western Technology
XII Modern Turkey and the Ottoman Legacy
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