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Science between Europe and Asia : historical studies on the transmission, adoption, and adaptation of knowledge
AuthorGünergun, Feza
Raina, Dhruv
Pub. LocationNew YorkPublisherSpringer
Date2011Phys. Desc.pdf. [xiii, 279 p. : ill. ; 24 cm]
LocationDigital ArchivesCall NumberQ175.52.A78 S35 2010d
Science between Europe and Asia : historical studies on the transmission, adoption, and adaptation of knowledge / edited by Feza Günergun and Dhruv Raina.
Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction / Feza Günergun and Dhruv Raina
PART I. ON TECHNOLOGIES -- Reflections on the Transmission and Transformation of Technologies: Agriculture, Printing and Gunpowder between East and West / Christopher Cullen -- The Ottoman Empire and the Technological Dialogue Between Europe and Asia: The Case of Military Technologyand Know-How in the Gunpowder Age / Gabor Agoston -- General Observations on the Ottoman Military Industry, 1774-1839: Problems of Organization and Standardization / Kahraman Şakul -- Cultural Attitudes and Horse Technologies: A View on Chariots and Stirrups from the Eastern End of the Eurasian Continent / Nanny Kim
PART II. ON MAPS, ASTRONOMICAL INSTRUMENTS, CLOCKS AND CALENDARS -- Patchwork-The Norm of Mapmaking Practices for Western Asia in Catholic and Protestant Europe As Well As in Istanbul Between 1550 and 1750? / Sonja Brentjes -- The Ottoman Ambassador's Curiosity Coffer: Eclipse Prediction with De La Hire's "Machine" Crafted by Bion of Paris / Feza Günergun -- The Clockmaker Family Meyer and Their Watch Keeping the alla turca Time / Atilla Bir, Şinasi Acar, and Mustafa Kaçar -- The Adoption and Adaptation of Mechanical Clocks in Japan / Takehiko Hashimoto -- Adoption and Resistance: Zhang Yongjing and Ancient Chinese Calendrical Methods / Pingyi Chu
PART III. ON LOCALIZING, APPROPRIATING AND TRANSLATING NEW KNOWLEDGE -- Travelling Both Ways: The Adaptation of Disciplines, Scientific Textbooks and Institutions / Dhruv Raina -- Between Translation and Adaptation: Turkish Editions of Ganot's Traite / Meltem Akbaş -- Eclecticism and Appropriation of the New Scientific Methods by the Greek-Speaking Scholars in the Ottoman Empire / Manolis Patiniotis
PART IV. ON MEDICINE AND MEDICAL PRACTICES -- Conveying Chinese Medicine to Seventeenth-Century Europe / Harold J. Cook -- Adoption and Adaption: A Study of Medical Ideas and Techniques in Colonial India / Deepak Kumar -- How Electricity Energizes the Body: Electrotherapeutics and its Analogy of Life in the Japanese Medical Context / Akiko Ito -- What is 'Islamic' in Islamic Medicine? An Overview / Hormoz Ebrahimnejad -- Index.

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Subject(s)Diffusion of innovations
Asia--Intellectual life
SeriesBoston studies in the philosophy of science ; v. 275
Rec. TypeDigital Book (PDF)LanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #19792
ISBN9789048199686 ; 9048199689LCCN2013427987OCLC663950249