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Author Ragab, Ahmed, author.

Title Medicine and religion in the life of an Ottoman sheikh : al-Damanhuri's 'Clear statement' on anatomy / Ahmed Ragab
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019


Description 1 online resource
Series Religious cultures in the early modern world
Religious cultures in the early modern world.
Contents Introduction -- Part I: The study of al-Damanhuri's life and career: 1. al-Damanhuri: the life of a scholar -- 2. The education of Ahmad al-Damanhuri -- 3. Medicine and religion in al-Damanhuri's Clear statement -- Postscript al-Damanhuri in anticipation: Writing postcolonially -- Part II: The Clear Statement: a translation: A note on translation -- The Clear Statement: translation -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary In 1768, Aohmad al-Damanhaurai became the rector (shaykh) of al-Azhar, which was one of the most authoritative and respected positions in the Ottoman Empire. He occupied this position until his death. Despite being a prolific author, whose writings are largely extant, al-Damanhaurai remains almost unknown, and much of his work awaits study and analysis. This book aims to shed light on al-Damanhaurai's diverse intellectual background, and that of and his contemporaries, building on and continuing the scholarship on the academic thought of the late Ottoman Empire. The book specifically investigates the intersection of medical and religious knowledge in Eighteenth-Century Egypt. It takes as its focus a manuscript on anatomy by al-Damanhaurai (d. 1778), entitled "The Clear Statement on the Science of Anatomy (al-qawl al-osaraioh fai ilm al-tashraioh), ". The book includes an edited translation of The Clear Statement, which is a well-known but unstudied and unpublished manuscript. It also provides a summary translation and analysis of al-Damanhaurai's own intellectual autobiography. As such, the book provides an important window into a period that remains deeply understudied and a topic that continues to cause debates and controversies. This study, therefore, will be of keen interest to scholars working on the "post-Classical" Islamic world, as well as historians of religion, science, and medicine looking beyond Europe in the Early Modern period
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Ahmed Ragab is Richard T. Watson Associate Professor of Science and Religion, Affiliate Associate Professor at the Department of the History of Science, and Director of the Science, Religion and Culture program at Harvard University, USA. He is a physician, a historian of science and medicine, and a scholar of science and religion
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Subject Damanhūrī, Aḥmad ibn ʻAbd al-Munʻim. Qawl al-ṣarīḥ fī ʻilm al-tashrīḥ.
Damanhūrī, Aḥmad ibn ʻAbd al-Munʻim.
Human anatomy -- Early works to 1800
Physicians -- Egypt -- Biography
MEDICAL -- Anatomy.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Human Anatomy & Physiology.
RELIGION -- Islam -- History.
RELIGION -- Religion & Science.
Human anatomy
Genre/Form Biographies
Early works
Form Electronic book
Author Damanhūrī, Aḥmad ibn ʻAbd al-Munʻim. Qawl al-ṣarīḥ fī ʻilm al-tashrīḥ. English.
LC no. 2018045837
ISBN 9780429001031