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The House of Sciences: The First Modern University in the Muslim World

Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu


This book examines the process of founding a Western institution, namely a university, in the Ottoman Empire, a cultural environment wholly different from its place of origin in Western Europe. This study sheds new light on an important and pioneering experiment involving both Islamic and Western cultures. It tracks the multifaceted transformation at work in İstanbul during the transition from classical to modern modes of scientific education. As well as explaining the origins of the Darülfünun and the motivations for its founding, this study also highlights the impact of the Ottoman Universit ... More

Keywords: Ottoman Empire, university, Ottoman history, Ottoman modernization, history of education, Islam and West, Darülfünun, Islamic university

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190051556
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190051556.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, author