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The Resource Science among the Ottomans : the cultural creation and exchange of knowledge, Miri Shefer-Mossensohn

Science among the Ottomans : the cultural creation and exchange of knowledge, Miri Shefer-Mossensohn

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Science among the Ottomans : the cultural creation and exchange of knowledge
Title
Science among the Ottomans
Title remainder
the cultural creation and exchange of knowledge
Statement of responsibility
Miri Shefer-Mossensohn
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Language
eng
Summary
Scholars have long thought that, following the Muslim Golden Age of the medieval era, the Ottoman Empire grew culturally and technologically isolated, losing interest in innovation and placing the empire on a path toward stagnation and decline. Science among the Ottomans challenges this widely accepted Western image of the nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Ottomans as backward and impoverished. In the first book on this topic in English in over sixty years, Miri Shefer-Mossensohn contends that Ottoman society and culture created a fertile environment that fostered diverse scientific activity. She demonstrates that the Ottomans excelled in adapting the inventions of others to their own needs and improving them. For example, in 1877, the Ottoman Empire boasted the seventh-longest electric telegraph system in the world; indeed, the Ottomans were among the era's most advanced nations with regard to modern communication infrastructure. To substantiate her claims about science in the empire, Shefer-Mossensohn studies patterns of learning; state involvement in technological activities; and Turkish- and Arabic-speaking Ottomans who produced, consumed, and altered scientific practices. The results reveal Ottoman participation in science to have been a dynamic force that helped sustain the six-hundred-year empire. -- from back cover
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1971-
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Shefer-Mossensohn, Miri
Dewey number
509.56/0903
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
Q127.T9
LC item number
S54 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Science
  • Technology
  • Science
  • Islam and science
  • Science and state
  • Turkey
  • SCIENCE
  • Islam and science
  • Science
  • Science and state
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Turkey
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Wissenschaftstransfer
  • Osmanisches Reich
  • Türkei
Label
Science among the Ottomans : the cultural creation and exchange of knowledge, Miri Shefer-Mossensohn
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: What is the history of science? -- The history of science and technology -- The history of Islamic science and technology -- The history of Ottoman science and technology history -- Toward a history of Ottoman scientific experiences -- On inventiveness: An Ottoman lesson -- I. Framing "knowledge" in the Ottoman empire -- A Eurasian matrix: The multiple cultural sources of knowledge in the Ottoman empire -- The Ottoman concept and epistemology of knowledge: The term "Ilm" -- Classification of knowledge in Muslim societies -- Amalgamation of bodies of knowledge in Muslim societies -- Tensions due to fusion of bodies of knowledge: The dispute regarding the status of Pre-Islamic sciences -- Mediating mechanisms of reception -- 2. Where and how does learning take place? -- Pedagogy -- New educational institutions and a new type of education in the long Nineteenth century -- 3. The transfer of knowledge to, from, and within the Ottoman empire -- Ottoman literacy -- Translations and translators among the Ottoman elite -- Marginal groups as agents of knowledge -- The passage of travelers and knowledge to and from the empire -- 4. State in science: On empire, power, infrastructures, and finance -- The patron and the scholar: Intisap and Waqf/Vakif -- Science and technology and the Ottoman state infrastructure -- Science, state, and the state above it: The (Semi)Colonial connection -- Conclusion: Ottoman science -- A teacher and a student: Murtaḍā al-Zabīdī and 'Abd al-Raḥmān al-Jabartī as Ottoman scientists -- Ottoman patterns of scientific activity -- Ottoman innovation
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922325715
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
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1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781477303603
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)922325715
Label
Science among the Ottomans : the cultural creation and exchange of knowledge, Miri Shefer-Mossensohn
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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
Introduction: What is the history of science? -- The history of science and technology -- The history of Islamic science and technology -- The history of Ottoman science and technology history -- Toward a history of Ottoman scientific experiences -- On inventiveness: An Ottoman lesson -- I. Framing "knowledge" in the Ottoman empire -- A Eurasian matrix: The multiple cultural sources of knowledge in the Ottoman empire -- The Ottoman concept and epistemology of knowledge: The term "Ilm" -- Classification of knowledge in Muslim societies -- Amalgamation of bodies of knowledge in Muslim societies -- Tensions due to fusion of bodies of knowledge: The dispute regarding the status of Pre-Islamic sciences -- Mediating mechanisms of reception -- 2. Where and how does learning take place? -- Pedagogy -- New educational institutions and a new type of education in the long Nineteenth century -- 3. The transfer of knowledge to, from, and within the Ottoman empire -- Ottoman literacy -- Translations and translators among the Ottoman elite -- Marginal groups as agents of knowledge -- The passage of travelers and knowledge to and from the empire -- 4. State in science: On empire, power, infrastructures, and finance -- The patron and the scholar: Intisap and Waqf/Vakif -- Science and technology and the Ottoman state infrastructure -- Science, state, and the state above it: The (Semi)Colonial connection -- Conclusion: Ottoman science -- A teacher and a student: Murtaḍā al-Zabīdī and 'Abd al-Raḥmān al-Jabartī as Ottoman scientists -- Ottoman patterns of scientific activity -- Ottoman innovation
Control code
922325715
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781477303603
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)922325715

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