Between doubts and certainties: on the place of history of science in Islamic societies within the field of history of science

@article{Brentjes2003BetweenDA,
  title={Between doubts and certainties: on the place of history of science in Islamic societies within the field of history of science},
  author={Sonja Brentjes},
  journal={NTM International Journal of History \& Ethics of Natural Sciences, Technology \& Medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={11},
  pages={65-79}
}
  • S. Brentjes
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology
  • NTM International Journal of History & Ethics of Natural Sciences, Technology & Medicine
I discuss my long-term observation that history of science in Islamic societies is marginalized within the general history of science community as well as in the academic world of Islamic studies, Near Eastern language and civilization programs, Middle Eastern history, or the investigation of the modern Muslim world. I ask what the possible causes for this situation are and what can be done to change the bleak situation. 
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