Scientific Instruments between East and West

Scientific Instruments between East and West

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Preface List of Figures and Tables Contributors 1 A Sixteenth-Century Ottoman Compendium of Astronomical Instruments Seydi Ali's Mir'at-i Kainat Gaye Danisan 2 Eastern and Western Instruments in Osman Efendi's Hadiyyat al-Muhtadi (The Gift of the Convert), 1779 Mahdi Abdeljaouad and Pierre Ageron 3 Treatises on Pergar-i Nisbe (the Sector) in Manuscript Collections in Turkey Atilla Polat 4 Measuring Altitudes with an Alla Franca Instrument The Ottoman Engineer Feyzi's Treatise on the Portable Sextant Feza Gunergun, Gaye Danisan and Atilla Polat 5 How Did the Turketum (or Torquetum) Get Its Name? Richard L. Kremer 6 A Mingling of Traditions Aspects of Dialling in Islam Anthony Turner 7 Kashani's Equatorium Employing Different Plates for Determining Planetary Longitudes Hamid Bohloul 8 The Introduction of the Telescope into Iran before the Nineteenth Century Seyyed Hadi Tabatabaei 9 Hugo Masing's Golitsyn-Vilip Seismographs From Tartu to Five Continents Janet Laidla 10 Instruments and Laboratories in the Schools of the Greek Community of Istanbul, 1850-1960 Panagiotis Lazos, George Vlahakis and Constantine Skordoulis 11 From the Ottoman Empire to Canada George Petrovic's Metrological Instruments in the Canada Science and Technology Museum Hasan Umut and David Pantalony 12 Instruments of Knowledge and Power in a Colonial Context Scientific Instruments during the French Occupation of Egypt, 1798-1801 Patrice Bret 13 The Magic Lantern as an Ambassador between Cultures and Religions Imrich Emanuel Roth and the First Dissolving View Shows in the Ottoman Empire, 1845-1846 Bernd Scholze 14 Scientific Instrument Retailers in Istanbul in the Nineteenth Century, and Verdoux's Optical Shop Meltem Kocaman Index
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15th – 20th centuries; Europe; Near East; Ottoman Empire; dissemination of knowledge; early modern science; history; knowledge; knowledge exchange; manuscripts; trade; trading networks