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Ottoman Madrasas: The Multiple Lives of Educational Institutions in Eighteenth-Century Syria (2001)


Nineteenth- and twentieth-century students of educational institutions in Damascus have disparaged the Ottoman period as one of decline. This article challenges the assumptions and the conclusions of these historians by looking at the status of Islamic colleges, madrasas, during the eighteenth century. Though the construction of madrasas in the eighteenth century did not rival the "golden age" of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, all phases of Damascus' history as a center of Islamic education should be put in the context of alternating periods of ups and downs. Within such a context the Ottoman period in general and the eighteenth century in particular emerge as much more vibrant than historians once assumed.

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Authors & Contributors
Mickens, Ronald E.
Ihsanoglu, Ekmeleddin
Rodd, T., Jr.
Bechtel, H. K.
Manning, K. R.
Patton, C. L.
Osmanli Bilimi Arastirmalari: Studies in Ottoman Science
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy
Ambix: Journal of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry
Franz Steiner Verlag
World Scientific
Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution & William Herschel Society
Bodleian Library
Ashgate Publishing
McGill-Queen's University Press
Science education and teaching
Universities and colleges
Societies; institutions; academies
Science and society
Women in science
Bouchet, Edward Alexander
Aubrey, John
Ainley, Marianne (Marika) Gosztonyi
Chagas Filho, Carlos
Time Periods
19th century
18th century
20th century
20th century, early
17th century
Early modern
Ottoman Empire
Great Britain
United States
Bath (England)
National Society of Black Physicists (United States)
Royal Institution of Great Britain
Oxford University
Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM)

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