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The Resource The rise of early modern science : Islam, China, and the West, Toby E. Huff

The rise of early modern science : Islam, China, and the West, Toby E. Huff

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The rise of early modern science : Islam, China, and the West
Title
The rise of early modern science
Title remainder
Islam, China, and the West
Statement of responsibility
Toby E. Huff
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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, China, and the West. He finds in the history of law and the European cultural revolution of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries major clues as to why the ethos of science arose in the West, permitting the breakthrough to modern science that did not occur elsewhere. This line of inquiry leads to novel ideas about the centrality of the legal concept of corporation, which is unique to the West and gave rise to the concepts of neutral space and free inquiry
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Huff, Toby E.
Dewey number
509
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q127.A5
LC item number
H84 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Science
  • Science
  • Science
  • Science
  • Sciences
  • Sciences
  • Sciences
  • Sciences
Target audience
adult
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The rise of early modern science : Islam, China, and the West, Toby E. Huff
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-406) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
596060
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xx, 425 pages
Isbn
9780521529945
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002035017
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780521529945
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780521529945
Label
The rise of early modern science : Islam, China, and the West, Toby E. Huff
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-406) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
596060
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xx, 425 pages
Isbn
9780521529945
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002035017
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780521529945
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780521529945

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