Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Learned PatriotsDebating Science, State, and Society in the Nineteenth-Century Ottoman Empire$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

M. Alper Yalçinkaya

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780226184203

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226184340.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CHICAGO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.chicago.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Chicago Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CHSO for personal use (for details see www.chicago.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 12 December 2018

A New Type of Knowledge for a New Social Group

A New Type of Knowledge for a New Social Group

Chapter:
(p.20) One A New Type of Knowledge for a New Social Group
Source:
Learned Patriots
Author(s):

M. Alper Yalçinkaya

Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226184340.003.0001

This chapter introduces some key themes of the cultural transformation of the Ottoman Empire in the late 18th – early 19th centuries, and describes the early stages of the emergence of a new class of “knowers.” It discusses the early attempts to establish institutions with more emphasis on the new sciences in their curricula. The students of these new Ottoman schools, young men sent to Europe for education, and the new diplomats of the Empire constitute the members of the emerging new “learned class.” Using data from official documents and the writings of the members of this class, the chapter shows how, at the beginning of the 19th century, the portrayal of European science as “new knowledge” gradually emerged, and how the members of the emerging class started to portray this “new knowledge” as their distinctive property, and grounds for redefining power and prestige in the Empire.

Keywords:   Ottoman Empire, science, ulema, education

Chicago Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.