Book ID: CBB180314092

Teaching and Learning the Sciences in Islamicate Societies (2018)


Brentjes, Sonja (Author)

Brepols Publishers

Publication Date: 2018
Physical Details: 334 pp.
Language: English

This book surveys teaching and learning of the mathematical and occult sciences, medicine and natural philosophy in various Islamicate societies between 800 and 1700. It focuses in particular on Egypt and Syria between 1200 and 1600, but looks up also developments in Iran, India, Anatolia, and Iraq. It talks about institutions of teaching and learning such a house and court teachers, madrasas, hospitals, in-family teaching and travelling in search of knowledge and the content of the various sciences taught by or at them. Methods of teaching and learning, teaching bestsellers and their geographical and temporal dissemination, as well as encyclopaedias and literature on the classification of the sciences will be discussed in further chapters.

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Review Eric Chaney (2020) Review of "Teaching and Learning the Sciences in Islamicate Societies". Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (pp. 208-209). unapi

Review Sally P. Ragep (2019) Review of "Teaching and Learning the Sciences in Islamicate Societies". Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences (pp. 798-800). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Daniel D. De Haan
Fahmy, Khaled Mahmoud
James Uden
Alireza Doostdar
Stolz, Daniel A.
Ragab, Ahmed
Tarikh-e Elm (The Iranian Journal for the History of Science)
Sciamvs: Sources and Commentaries in Exact Sciences
International Journal of Middle East Studies
Comparative Studies in Society and History
Asian Medicine: Tradition and Modernity
Arabic Sciences and Philosophy
Princeton University Press
Hempen Verlag
University Press of America
University of California Press
Institut Français de Recherche en Iran
Arab/Islamic world, civilization and culture
Science and religion
Cross-cultural interaction; cultural influence
Hipparchos of Rhodes
Della Valle, Pietro
Borri, Cristoforo
Time Periods
19th century
Early modern
Middle and Near East

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