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Title The bright Dark Ages : comparative and connective perspectives / edited by Arun Bala and Prasenjit Duara.

Publication Info. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2016]

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 289 pages) : illustration, map.
Series History of science and medicine library ; volume 53
Knowledge infrastructure and knowledge economy ; volume 5
History of science and medicine library ; v. 53.
History of science and medicine library. Knowledge infrastructure and knowledge economy ; v. 5.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Introduction -- 1. The descent of theory -- 2. Philosophical implications of connective histories of sciences -- 3. Kuhn, Nisbett, thought experiments, and the Needham question -- 4. Anthropocosmic processes in the anthropocene: revisiting quantum mechanics vs. Chinese cosmology comparison -- 5. Ibn al-Haytham and the experimental method -- 6. Averroes and the development of a late medieval mechanical philosophy -- 7. Barbarous algebra, inferred axioms: Indic rhytms and enchoes in the rise of Western exact science -- 8. The transfer of geographic knowledge of Afro-Eurasia in the "Bright" middle ages: cases of late medieval European maps of the world -- 9. Jamu: the indigenous medical arts of the Indonesian archipelago -- 10. From zero to infinity: the Indian legacy of the bright dark ages -- 11. The Needham quesion and Southeast Asia: comparative and connective perspectives -- 12. Rethinking the Needham question: Why should Islamic civilization give rise to the scientific revolution? -- 13. The greatest mistake: teleology, anthropomorphism, the rise of the science -- 14. Rescuing science from civilization: on Joseph Needham's "Asiatic mode of (knowledge) production."
Summary The European 'dark ages' in the millennium 500 to 1500 CE was a bright age of brilliant scientific achievements in China, India and the Middle East. The contributors to this volume address its implications for comparative and connective science studies.-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject Science, Medieval.
Middle Ages.
Science -- Asia -- History -- To 1500.
Science -- China -- History -- To 1500.
Science -- India -- History -- To 1500.
Science -- Islamic countries -- History -- To 1500.
Chronological Term To 1500
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Bala, Arun, editor.
Duara, Prasenjit, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Bright Dark Ages. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2016] 9789004264182 (DLC) 2016001255 (OCoLC)932175342
ISBN 9789004264199 (electronic bk.)
9004264191 (electronic bk.)
9789004264182 (hardback ; acid-free paper)
9004264183 (hardback ; acid-free paper)
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