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Islam, science, and the challenge of history

Author: Ahmad S Dallal
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2010.
Series: Terry lectures.
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ahmad S Dallal
ISBN: 9780300159110 0300159110 9780300177718 0300177712
OCLC Number: 449854817
Description: xii, 239 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Beginnings and beyond --
Science and philosophy --
Science and religion --
In the shadow of modernity.
Series Title: Terry lectures.
Responsibility: Ahmad Dallal.

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