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The Resource The Lighthouse and the observatory : Islam, science, and empire in late Ottoman Egypt, Daniel A. Stolz, Northwestern University

The Lighthouse and the observatory : Islam, science, and empire in late Ottoman Egypt, Daniel A. Stolz, Northwestern University

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The Lighthouse and the observatory : Islam, science, and empire in late Ottoman Egypt
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The Lighthouse and the observatory
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Islam, science, and empire in late Ottoman Egypt
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Daniel A. Stolz, Northwestern University
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eng
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An observatory and a lighthouse form the nexus of this major new investigation of science, religion, and the state in late Ottoman Egypt. Astronomy, imperial bureaucrats, traditionally educated Muslim scholars, and reformist Islamic publications, such as The Lighthouse, are linked to examine the making of knowledge, the performance of piety, and the operation of political power through scientific practice. Contrary to ideas of Islamic scientific decline, Muslim scholars in the nineteenth century used a dynamic tradition of knowledge to measure time, compute calendars, and predict planetary positions. The rise of a 'new astronomy' is revealed to owe much to projects of political and religious reform: from the strengthening of the multiple empires that exercised power over the Nile Valley; to the 'modernization' of Islamic centers of learning; to the dream of a global Islamic community that would rely on scientific institutions to coordinate the timing of major religious duties. --
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1985-
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Stolz, Daniel A.
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Science in history Cambridge University Press
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  • Astronomy, Egyptian
  • Astronomy
  • Science and state
  • Islam and science
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The Lighthouse and the observatory : Islam, science, and empire in late Ottoman Egypt, Daniel A. Stolz, Northwestern University
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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List of figures and tables. Acknowledgements. Note on chronology and transliteration. List of abbreviations. Introduction. Part I. Geographies of Knowledge: 1. The deaf Shaykh: scholarly astronomy in late Ottoman-Egyptian society. 2. Astronomers and pashas: viceregal imperialism and the making of state astronomy. Part II. Objects of Translation: 3. Positioning the watch hand: ʻUlamaʼ and the making of mechanical timekeeping in Cairo. 4. Positioning the planets: translating French planetary tables as Ottoman-Islamic knowledge. Part III. Islam, Science, and Authority: 5. The orbits of print: astronomy and the ordering of science and religion in the Arabic press. 6. The measure of piety: making prayer times uniform. 7. Different standards: the Ramadan debates and the establishment of lunar crescent observation. Conclusion. Appendix: Introduction to Muhammad al-Khudari's Sharh al-Lumʻa fi Hall al-Kawakib al-Sabʻa Bibliography
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on1002043962
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23 cm.
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xiv, 316 pages
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9781107196339
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unmediated
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n
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(OCoLC)1002043962
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The Lighthouse and the observatory : Islam, science, and empire in late Ottoman Egypt, Daniel A. Stolz, Northwestern University
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
List of figures and tables. Acknowledgements. Note on chronology and transliteration. List of abbreviations. Introduction. Part I. Geographies of Knowledge: 1. The deaf Shaykh: scholarly astronomy in late Ottoman-Egyptian society. 2. Astronomers and pashas: viceregal imperialism and the making of state astronomy. Part II. Objects of Translation: 3. Positioning the watch hand: ʻUlamaʼ and the making of mechanical timekeeping in Cairo. 4. Positioning the planets: translating French planetary tables as Ottoman-Islamic knowledge. Part III. Islam, Science, and Authority: 5. The orbits of print: astronomy and the ordering of science and religion in the Arabic press. 6. The measure of piety: making prayer times uniform. 7. Different standards: the Ramadan debates and the establishment of lunar crescent observation. Conclusion. Appendix: Introduction to Muhammad al-Khudari's Sharh al-Lumʻa fi Hall al-Kawakib al-Sabʻa Bibliography
Control code
on1002043962
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 316 pages
Isbn
9781107196339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1002043962

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