Cross-cultural Scientific Exchanges in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1560-1660 PDF ePub eBook

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Cross-cultural Scientific Exchanges in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1560-1660 free pdf Avner Ben-Zaken reconsiders the fundamental question of how early modern scientific thought traveled between Western and Eastern cultures in the age of the so-called Scientific Revolution. Through five meticulously researched case studies - in which he explores how a single obscure object or text moved in the eastern world - Ben-Zaken reveals the intricate ways that scientific knowledge propagated across cultures. With detective-like persistence, he traces the eastward circulation of post-Copernican cosmologies and scientific discoveries, showing how these ideas were translated, transformed, and adapted to local cultures. Never before has a student of scientific traffic in the Mediterranean taken such pains to see precisely which instruments, books, and ideas first appeared where, in whose hands, by what means, and with what implications. In doing so, Ben-Zaken challenges accepted views of Western primacy in this fruitful exchange. He shows not only how Islamic cultures benefited from European scientific knowledge but also how Eastern understanding of classical Greek texts informed developments in the West. Ben-Zaken's mastery of different cultures and languages uniquely positions him to tell this intriguing story. His findings reshape our understanding of scientific discourse in this critical period and contribute to the growing field of cross-cultural Christian-Muslim studies.

About Avner Ben-Zaken

Avner Ben-Zaken is a former Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows .

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Author : Avner Ben-Zaken
Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
Data Published : 01 July 2010
ISBN : 080189476X
EAN : 9780801894763
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 264 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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