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S. Brentjes
Teaching and Learning the Sciences in Islamicate Societies (800-1700)

approx. 300 p., 13 b/w ill. + 17 colour ill., 4 b/w tables, 156 x 234 mm, 2017
ISBN: 978-2-503-57445-5
Languages: English
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This book provides for the first time a survey of important features of educational activities and structures in various Islamicate societies between 800 and 1700 with regard to the mathematical and occult sciences, medicine, and natural philosophy.
This book surveys teaching and learning of the mathematical and occult sciences, medicine and natural philosophy in various Islamicate societies between 800 and 1700. It focuses in particular on Egypt and Syria between 1200 and 1600, but looks up also developments in Iran, India, Anatolia, and Iraq. It talks about institutions of teaching and learning such a house and court teachers, madrasas, hospitals, in-family teaching and travelling in search of knowledge and the content of the various sciences taught by or at them. Methods of teaching and learning, teaching bestsellers and their geographical and temporal dissemination, as well as encyclopaedias and literature on the classification of the sciences willbe discussed in further chapters.
Sonja Brentjes is researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin.  She has published widely on the history of mathematics, institutions, cartography, and cross-cultural encounters, mainly with regard to Islamicate societies, but also about parts of Christian Europe and South Asia.
Table of Contents
General Introduction  
Chapter 1 Contextualizing Learning and Teaching of the Sciences in Islamicate Societies
Chapter 2 Teachers and Students at Courts and in Private Homes (8th-12th centuries) 
Chapter 3: Schools of Advanced Education; 4. The Sciences at Madrasas
Chapter 5: Other Teaching Institutions
Chapter 6: Teaching and Learning Methods
Chapter 7: Encyclopaedias and Classifications of the Sciences
Chapter 8: Teaching Literature and Its Temporal Geographies
Table 1 Islamicate Dynasties Prominently Mentioned in this Book
Table 2: Ancient Scholars
Table 3: Scholars from Islamicate Societies
Tabelle 4 Muslim Rulers
Interest Classification:
Medieval & Renaissance History (c.400-1500)
Medieval European history (400-1500) : main subdisciplines
Cultural & intellectual history

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