By M. Alper Yalçinkaya
In Learned Patriots, M. Alper Yalçinkaya examines what it intended for nineteenth-century Ottoman elites themselves to have a debate approximately technological know-how. Yalçinkaya reveals that for apprehensive nineteenth-century Ottoman politicians, intellectuals, and litterateurs, the executive query was once now not concerning the that means, advantages, or hazards of technology. fairly, what mattered have been the characteristics of the hot “men of science.” might younger, bold males with clinical schooling be dependable to the nation? have been they “proper” contributors of the neighborhood? technological know-how, Yalçinkaya indicates, turned an issue which can rarely be mentioned irrespective of identification and morality.
Approaching technology in tradition, Learned Patriots contributes to the becoming literature on how technology travels, representations and public conception of technological know-how, technology and faith, and technological know-how and morality. also, it is going to attract scholars of the highbrow heritage of the center East and Turkish politics.
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