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The Resource Islam, science, and the challenge of history, Ahmad Dallal

Islam, science, and the challenge of history, Ahmad Dallal

Label
Islam, science, and the challenge of history
Title
Islam, science, and the challenge of history
Statement of responsibility
Ahmad Dallal
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this wide-ranging and masterly work, Ahmad Dallal examines the significance of scientific knowledge and situates the culture of science in relation to other cultural forces in Muslim societies. He traces the ways the realms of scientific knowledge and religious authority were delineated historically. For example, the emergence of new mathematical methods revealed that many mosques built in the early period of Islamic expansion were misaligned relative to the Ka'ba in Mecca; this misalignment was critical because Muslims must face Mecca during their five daily prayers. The realization of a discrepancy between tradition and science often led to demolition and rebuilding and, most important, to questioning whether scientific knowledge should take precedence over religious authority in a matter where their realms clearly overlapped"--Page 2 of cover
Member of
Cataloging source
AZK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dallal, Ahmad S
Dewey number
297.2/65
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
BP190.5.S3
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Terry lectures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Islam and science
  • Science
  • RELIGION
  • Islam and science
  • Science
  • Islamic countries
  • Islam och vetenskap
  • Naturvetenskap
  • Islamiska länder
Label
Islam, science, and the challenge of history, Ahmad Dallal
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings and beyond -- Science and philosophy -- Science and religion -- In the shadow of modernity
Control code
961486522
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 239 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300159141
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1116h0
  • b6c2e522-99ac-4a46-ba4b-8048d7327c95
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)961486522
Label
Islam, science, and the challenge of history, Ahmad Dallal
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings and beyond -- Science and philosophy -- Science and religion -- In the shadow of modernity
Control code
961486522
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 239 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300159141
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1116h0
  • b6c2e522-99ac-4a46-ba4b-8048d7327c95
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)961486522

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