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The Rise of Early Modern Science: Islam, China, and the West [Hardcover]

Item : The Rise of Early Modern Science: Islam, China, and the West [Hardcover]
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Category : Books
Author Author : Huff, Toby E.
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 1107130212
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9781107130210
Publisher Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Pages Pages : 396
Binding Binding : Hardcover
Item ID : 100132400

In this revised third edition, Toby E. Huff charts the rise of early modern science within Europe, China and Islamic civilisations.Comparing the effects of cultural and institutional structures on the rise of modern science in the West and East, this revised, updated third edition offers a unique perspective of the history of scientific thought. It will be an indispensable resource for those interested in the history of science and the early modern world.Comparing the effects of cultural and institutional structures on the rise of modern science in the West and East, this revised, updated third edition offers a unique perspective of the history of scientific thought. It will be an indispensable resource for those interested in the history of science and the early modern world.Now in its third edition, The Rise of Early Modern Science argues that to understand why modern science arose in the West it is essential to study not only the technical aspects of scientific thought but also the religious, legal and institutional arrangements that either opened the doors for enquiry, or restricted scientific investigations. Toby E. Huff explores how the newly invented universities of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, and the European legal revolution, created a neutral space that gave birth to the scientific revolution. Including expanded comparative analysis of the European, Islamic and Chinese legal systems, Huff now responds to the debates of the last decade to explain why the Western world was set apart from other civilisations.Introduction; Part I: 1. The comparative study of science; 2. Arabic science and the Islamic world; 3. Philosophy, science, and civilizational configurations; 4. The European legal revolution; 5. Madrasas and the transmitted sciences; 6. Universities and the institutionalization of science; Part II: 7. Science and civilization in China; 8. Education, examinations, and Neo-Confucianism; 9. Poverties and triumphs of Chinese science; Part III: 10. lA

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