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dc.contributor.authorAbdalla, Mohamaden_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T09:56:26Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T09:56:26Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2011-05-05T07:57:08Z
dc.identifier.isbn9783639041781en_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://books.google.com/en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/22965
dc.description.abstractThis book examines and critiques the theory of the decline of Islamic science using the work of the fourteenth century sociologist, Ibn Khaldun, and contemporary evidence in the fields of mathematics, medicine and astronomy. The central argument of the book is that after Ibn Khaldun there was a centuries long gap in which even excellent historians of science used simple, dismissive terms and concepts defined by a limited, but highly persistent, bundle of interpretative views with a dominant theme of decline. The book assesses the logic and empirical accuracy of the decline theory and investigates some procedural and social-physiological factors that may have given rise to inadequacies in understanding the fate of Islamic science after the eleventh century. It also attempts to construct an intellectual model for the fate of Islamic science, one that examines the cultural environment and the interactions among different cultural dynamics at work.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherVDM Verlag Dr. Mülleren_US
dc.publisher.placeGermanyen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.vdm-publishing.com/en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMiddle Eastern and African Historyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode210310en_US
dc.titleIslamic Science: The Myth of the Decline Theoryen_US
dc.typeBooken_US
dc.type.descriptionA1 - Authored Research (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeA - Booksen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Criminology and Criminal Justiceen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright remains with the author 2008. For information about this publication please refer to the publisher's website or contact the author.en_AU
gro.date.issued2008
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