Science among the ottomans will fill what has been a major lacuna in the history of science namely the lack of a comprehensive study of the role of science and learning in ottoman culture science among the ottomans is not just a significant contribution to the field but a major and unique one. Resources reviews science among the ottomans the cultural creation and exchange of knowledge science among the ottomans the cultural creation and exchange of knowledge by miri shefer mossensohn 2015 university of texas press 978 1 47730 359 7 55 hb reviewed by david w tschanz on june 29 2017. Science among the ottomans the cultural creation and exchange of knowledge austin university of texas press 2015 260 p 978 147 7303 59 7 history of sc ience witnessed a revolut ionary change in the second half of the twentieth century with a heightened focus on the social political and cultural. Scholars have long thought that following the muslim golden age of the medieval era the ottoman empire grew culturally and technologically isolated losing interest in innovation and placing the empire on a path toward stagnation and decline science among the ottomans challenges this widely . Science among the ottomans challenges this widely accepted western image of the nineteenth and early twentieth century ottomans as backward and impoverished in the first book on this topic in english in over sixty years miri shefer mossensohn contends that ottoman society and culture created a fertile environment that fostered diverse
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