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Title Scientific instruments between East and West / edited by Neil Brown, Silke Ackermann, Feza Günergun.

Publication Info. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2019.

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Description 1 online resource
Series Scientific instruments and collections ; volume 7
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Scientific Instruments between East and West is a collection of essays on aspects of the transmission of knowledge about scientific instruments and the trade in such instruments between the Eastern and Western worlds, particularly from Europe to the Ottoman Empire. The contributors, from a variety of countries, draw on original Arabic and Ottoman Turkish manuscripts and other archival sources and publications dating from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries not previously studied for their relevance to the history of scientific instruments. This little-studied topic in the history of science was the subject of the 35th Scientific Instrument Symposium held in Istanbul in September 2016, where the original versions of these essays were delivered"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Intro; Contents; Preface; Figures and Tables; Contributors; Chapter 1 A Sixteenth-Century Ottoman Compendium ofAstronomical Instruments Seydi Ali's Mirʼat-ı Kâinat; Chapter 2 Eastern and Western Instruments in Osman Efendi's Hadiyyat al-Muhtadī (The Gift of the Convert), 1779; Chapter 3 Treatises on Pergar-ı Nisbe (the Sector) in Manuscript Collections in Turkey; Chapter 4 Measuring Altitudes with an Alla Franca Instrument The Ottoman Engineer Feyzi's Treatise on the Portable Sextant; Chapter 5 How Did the Turketum (or Torquetum) Get Its Name?
Chapter 6 A Mingling of Traditions Aspects of Dialling in IslamChapter 7 Kāshānī's Equatorium Employing Different Plates for Determining Planetary Longitudes; Chapter 8 The Introduction of the Telescope into Iran before the Nineteenth Century; Chapter 9 Hugo Masing's Golitsyn-Vilip Seismographs From Tartu to Five Continents; Chapter 10 Instruments and Laboratories in the Schools of the Greek Community of Istanbul, 1850-1960; Chapter 11 From the Ottoman Empire to Canada George Petrovic's Metrological Instruments in the Canada Science and Technology Museum
Chapter 12 Instruments of Knowledge and Power in a Colonial Context Scientific Instruments during the French Occupation of Egypt, 1798-1801Chapter 13 The Magic Lantern as an Ambassador betweenCultures and Religions Imrich Emanuel Roth and the First Dissolving View Shows in the OttomanEmpire, 1845-1846; Chapter 14 Scientific Instrument Retailers in Istanbul in the Nineteenth Century, and Verdoux's Optical Shop; Index
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Subject Scientific apparatus and instruments -- History -- Congresses.
Scientific apparatus and instruments -- Europe -- History -- Congresses.
Science -- Europe -- History -- Congresses.
Science -- History -- Congresses.
Turkey -- History -- Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918 -- Congresses.
Scientific apparatus and instruments.
Chronological Term 1288-1918
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Added Author Brown, Neil (Christopher Neil), editor.
Ackermann, Silke, editor.
Günergun, Feza, editor.
Scientific Instrument Symposium (35th : 2016 : Istanbul, Turkey)
Other Form: Print version: Scientific instruments between East and West. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2019 9789004412835 (DLC) 2019032844
ISBN 9789004412835 (ebook)
9789004412842 (electronic bk.)
9004412840 (electronic bk.)