TEMA: Ciencia en al-Ándalus

Los sabios de origen andalusí y su aportación a la ciencia otomana

Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu

ABSTRACT

This article attempts to illustrate the influence on Ottoman science held by all of the scientists from Al-Andalus who emigrated when Muslim control over the Iberian Peninsula came to an end, and the contributions they made, enriching the Ottoman world of science with new sources which were unknown up to that time. Similarly, they introduced the scientific tradition of the Renaissance, thus creating a new tradition known as the «Christian European» or «Jewish Hebrew» tradition, which differed from Islamic scientific literature. These contributions have been mentioned repeatedly in the scientific literature. Hence, the main purpose of this article focuses on categorizing examples of these contributions through careful study of sources and manuscripts. Among these one can find ‘Abd al-Salam al-Muhtadi al-Muhammadi, Musa ibn Hamun and Ibn Yani al-Isra’ili, as well as many others. As the study’s final assertion, it is important to highlight the overall development of Ottoman science through a connection between the ancient Islamic scientific tradition and modern Western science, with a clear concern for the classics and their cultural legacy, which had nearly been forgotten.

KEYWORDS

Ottoman Empire, Ottoman science, Moorish scientists, scientific sources, scientific literature, Islamic science.

Número 17-18
1er y 2o semestre de 2018
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