Science, Technology and Learning in the Ottoman Empire: Western Influence, Local Institutions, and the Transfer of Knowledge

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  • Copyright: 2004-02-28
  • Publisher: Routledge

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The aim of these studies is to explore the scientific activity and learning that took place within the Ottoman empire, a subject often neglected by both historians of science and of the Ottoman world. Professor Ihsanoglu has been a pioneer in this field. In several papers he analyses the continuing tradition of Arabic science inherited by the Ottomans, together with the contributions made by the conquered Christian and incoming Jewish populations. The main focus, however, is upon the Ottoman reaction to, accommodation with, and eventual acceptance of the Western scientific tradition. Setting this in the context of contemporary cultural and political life, the author examines existing institutions of learning and the spread of 'Western-style' scientific and learned societies and institutions, and charts the adoption of the ideas and methods of Western science and technology. Two case studies look in particular at astronomy and at the introduction of aviation.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Acknowledgements xiii
Publisher's Note xiv
I Some Remarks on Ottoman Science and its Relation with European Science & Technology up to the End of the Eighteenth Century 45
Journal of the Japan-Netherlands Institute III. Papers of the First Conference on the Transfer of Science and Technology between Europe and Asia since Vasco da Gama 1498-1998 (Amsterdam/Leiden, 5-7 June 1991). Tokyo, 1991
II The Introduction of Western Science to the Ottoman World: A Case Study of Modern Astronomy (1660-1860) 1(10)
Revised version of 'Introduction of Western Science to the Ottoman World: A Case Study of Modem Astronomy (1660-1860)', Transfer of Modern Science and Technology to the Muslim World: Proceedings of the International Symposium on 'Modern Science and the Muslim World', (edited by), Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu. Istanbul: Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture, 1992, pp.67-120.
III Ottoman Science: The Last Episode in Islamic Scientific Tradition and the Beginning of European Scientific Tradition 11(146)
Science, Technology and Industry in the Ottoman World, ed. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Ahmed Djebbar and Feza Günergun. Proceedings of the XXth International Congress of History of Science (Liége, 20-26 July), 1997), Vol. VI = De Diversis Artibus 46 n.s. Turnhout, 2000
IV Bashoca Ishak Efendi Pioneer of Modern Science in Turkey 157(78)
Decision Making and Change in the Ottoman Empire, ed. Caesar E. Farah. Kirksville, Missouri: The Thomas Jefferson University Press, 1993
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 235
Comité International d'Études Pré-Ottomanes et Ottomanes, VIth Symposium (Cambridge, 1-4 July, 1984), ed. Jean-Louis Bacqué-Grammont and Emeri van Donzel = Varia Turcica IV. Istanbul/Paris/Leiden: The Divit Press, 1987
VI The Initial Stage of the Historiography of Ottoman Medreses (1916-1965), The Era of Discovery and Construction 41(786)
Archivum Ottomanicum 18, ed. György Hazai. Wiesbaden, 2000
VII The Genesis of "Darulfunun": An Overview of Attempts to Establish the First Ottoman University 827
Histoire économique et sociale de l'Empire ottoman et de la Turquie (1326-1960). Actes du sixième congrès international tenu á Aix-en-Provence (Aix-en-Provence, 1-4 juillet 1992), ed. Daniel Panzac = Collection Turcica VIII. Paris: Peeters, 1995
VIII The Group of Scholars Known as Members of Besiktas Cemiyet-i Ilmiyyesi (Besiktas Learned Society) 87(74)
Ciépo-Osmanli Öncesi ve Osmanli Ara,aarmalarz Uluslaarast Komitesi VII. Sempozyumu Bildinleri (Peç, 7-11 Eylül 1986), ed. J.L. Bacqué-Grammont et al. Ankara: Türk Tarih Kurumu Basimevi, 1994
IX Genesis of Learned Societies and Professional Associations in Ottoman Turkey 161
Archivum Ottomanicum 14, ed. György Hazai. Wzesbaden, 1995/96
X Modernization Efforts in Science, Technology and Industry in the Ottoman Empire (18-19th centuries) 45(144)
The Scientific Thought in the Modern Greek World 18th-19th Century. Proceedings of the International Congress on History of Science (Athens, 19-21 June 1997). Athens: Centre for Neohellenic Research/N.H.R.F., 1998
XI Aviation: The Last Episode in the Ottoman Transfer of Western Technology 189
Journal of the Japan-Netherlands Institute VI. Papers of the Third Conference on the Transfer of Science and Technology between Europe and Asia since Vasco da Gama 1498-1998 (Istanbul, 28-30 October 1994). Tokyo, 1996
XII Modern Turkey and the Ottoman Legacy 3
International Congress on Learning and Education in the Ottoman World (Istanbul, 12-15 April 1999), ed. Ali Çaksu. Istanbul: IRCICA, 2001
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