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The rise of early modern science : Islam, China, and the West

Author: Toby E Huff
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Publisher's description: This study examines the long-standing question of why modern science arose only in the West and not in the civilizations of Islam and China, despite the fact that medieval Islam and China were more scientifically advanced. To explain this outcome, Tony E. Huff explores the cultural - religious, legal, philosophical, and institutional - contexts within which science was practiced in Islam,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Toby E Huff
ISBN: 0521823021 9780521823029 0521529948 9780521529945
OCLC Number: 50730734
Description: xx, 425 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. The comparative study of science --
2. Arabic science and the Islamic world --
3. Reason and rationality in Islam and the West --
4. The European legal revolution --
5. Madrasas, universities, and sciences --
6. Cultural climates and the ethos of science --
7. Science and civilization in China --
8. Science and social organization in China --
9. The rise of early modern science --
Epilogue: Educational reform and attitudes towards science since the eighteenth century.
Responsibility: Toby E. Huff.
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This 2003 book examines why modern science arose only in the West and not in other civilizations.  Read more...

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