The first book on the topic in english in over sixty years science among the ottomans contends that contrary to the generally accepted belief that the ottomans lost interest in science science was a valued dynamic and sustaining force throughout the life span of the empire. Science among the ottomans the cultural creation and exchange of knowledge austin university of texas press 2015 260 p 978 147 7303 59 7 history of sc ience witnessed a revolut ionary change in the second half of the twentieth century with a heightened focus on the social political and cultural. pp xiv 246 5500 the central argument of science among the ottomans the cultural creation and exchange of knowledge as laid out in the introduction is that science in the ottoman empire was distinct culturally from science in the world around it ottoman students of the physical and . Miri shefer mossensohn on the other hand tells us a totally different story in science among the ottomans the cultural creation and exchange of knowledge she questions the plausibility of the orientalist discourse that muslims lost their interest in science shortly after the islamic golden age and that ottomans did not engage in . Science among the ottomans challenges this widely accepted western image of the nineteenth and early twentieth century ottomans a scholars have long thought that following the muslim golden age of the medieval era the ottoman empire grew culturally and technologically isolated losing interest in innovation and placing the empire on a path
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