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Perilous Modernity


History of Medicine in the Ottoman Empire and the Middle East from the 19th Century Onwards


Perilous Modernity collects essays on the idea of modern science and medicine in the Ottoman Empire during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61143-128-5
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Oct 28,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 231
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61143-128-5
$141.00
$84.60

Perilous Modernity is a collection of essays relating to the notion of modernity in the nineteenth century Ottoman Empire. The authors pay special attention to the rise of modern science and scientific methods and to changing attitudes toward public health and hygiene. Medicine took a central place in the debate on modernity in the Ottoman Empire, and several of the case studies address how medical advances were introduced. The study of Ottoman modernity is not new, but the approach taken in Perilous Modernity, looking at science and medicine, is innovative and insightful.

Perilous Modernity is a collection of essays relating to the notion of modernity in the nineteenth century Ottoman Empire. The authors pay special attention to the rise of modern science and scientific methods and to changing attitudes toward public health and hygiene. Medicine took a central place in the debate on modernity in the Ottoman Empire, and several of the case studies address how medical advances were introduced. The study of Ottoman modernity is not new, but the approach taken in Perilous Modernity, looking at science and medicine, is innovative and insightful.

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Anne Marie Moulin

Yesim Isil Ulman

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS (page 7)
  • INTRODUCTION: THE PARTICULAR PLACE OF MEDICINE IN THE DEBATE ON MODERNITY AND MODERNIZATION IN THE MIDDLE-EAST IN THE 19th AND THE 20th CENTURIES (page 9)
  • SOME METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES CONCERNING THE SCIENCES AT THE EUROPEAN PERIPHERY (page 25)
  • REFLEXIONS SUR LA PERCEPTION OTTOMANE DE LA SCIENCE MODERNE (page 37)
  • SOME PRELIMINARY THOUGHTS ABOUT THE TANZIMAT AND THE IDEA OF NATURE (page 45)
  • MAKING THE UNIVERSAL ONE'S OWN THE DIFFUSION OF MODERN SCIENCE THROUGH OTTOMAN JOURNALS ADDRESSING A GENERAL READERSHIP (page 57)
  • DU HAKIM RENEGAT AU PRATICIEN EUROPEEN: MUTATIONS D'IDENTITE DES MEDECINS DE COUR ET MODERNISATION DU SERVICE RENDU AUX BEYS DE TUNIS DU XVIIe SIECLE AU MILIEU DU IXIXe SIECLE (page 71)
  • DARWINIAN CONVERSIONS: SCIENCE AND TRANSLATION IN LATE OTTOMAN EGYPT AND GREATER SYRIA (page 87)
  • GLIMPSES OF RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HOSPITAL, STATE AND MEDICINE IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY IRAN (page 99)
  • MEDICAL MODERNIZATION IN 19TH CENTURY OTTOMAN EMPIRE WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE INTRODUCTION OF ROENTGEN RAYS IN TURKEY (page 107)
  • LES MESURES DE QUARANTAINE PRISES PENDANT LES EPIDEMIES DE CHOLERA ET LEURS REPERCUSSIONS SUR LA SOCIETE OTTOMANE (1831-1918) (page 121)
  • LES QUARANTAINES AU MOYEN-ORIENT: VECTEURS AMBIGUS DE LA MODERNITE MENICALE (XIXe-XXe SIECLES) (page 143)
  • CHANGEANTE MODERNITE, LETAT EGYPTIEN ET LA MODERNISATION DE LA SANTE PUBLIQUE (19e-20e SIECLE) (page 159)
  • SMALLPOX AND VARIOLATION IN A VILLAGE IN PLAESTINE IN DECEMBER 1921: A CASE STUDY OF PUBLIC HEALTH, CULTURE AND COLONIAL MEDICINE (page 179)
  • SORROW AND ILLNESS: 'MODERN EXPRESSIONS OF DEATH IN OTTOMAN MUSLIM EPITAPHS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY (page 193)
  • UNE MEDECINE MODERNE DISSOCIEE DU PASSE OU L'AVENEMENT DE L'ECHOGRAPHIE OBSTETRICALE ET DU DIAGNOSTIC PRENATAL AU SULTANAT D'OMAN (page 211)