Rise of Early Modern Science Islam, China and the West

ISBN-10: 0521529948
ISBN-13: 9780521529945
Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)
Authors: Toby E. Huff
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Description: Toby Huff examines the question of why science arose only in the West & not in the civilizations of Islam & China, despite the fact that both medieval Islam & China were more scientifically advanced.

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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/18/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

Toby Huff examines the question of why science arose only in the West & not in the civilizations of Islam & China, despite the fact that both medieval Islam & China were more scientifically advanced.

Preface
Acknowledgements
List of illustrations
The role of science in the modern world
Arabic science and the Islamic world
Reason and rationality in Islam and the West
The European legal revolution
Colleges, universities, and sciences
Cultural climates and the ethos of science
Science and civilization in China
Science and social organization in China
The rise of early modern science
Epilogue: science and civilizations East and West
Selected bibliography
Index

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