ISSN:2199-353X

MEDICINE AND DOCTORING IN THE MEDIEVAL TURK-ISLAM WORLD DURING THE STAGNATION AGE


The rulers of the Anatolian Principalities, established in different parts of Anatolia, to increase welfare and perhaps to gain psychological superiority towards each other by making talk about themselves, they intensely patronized the scholars. The rulers of the Principalities who were not satisfied with patronage, invited the scholars from different countries to their realm and the scholars that responded to that invitation had received crucial compliments. This situation contributing significantly to the development of scientific activities in Anatolia as well as it had also enabled many studies to be formed in various fields. During that period numerous works in the field of medicine were written down were generally dedicated to the master of the Anatolian Principalities that patronaged the author of that work. Activities, about medical science that were similar to this study, continued to grow at the early stages of the Ottoman Empire. But when we compare the studies of those two periods with the periods of the Great Seljuk and the magnificant era of the Ottoman, we are witnessing that they do not bring great innovation for the name of doctoring. That was because of these characteristics, we have used the title “The Stagnation Age of the Medieval Turk – Islam World”.


Keywords


Middle Ages, Medicine, Doctoring, Principalities, Ottoman Empire

Author : ABDULHALİK BAKIR - Muhammed BERBEROĞLU - Çağrı BAKIR
Number of pages: 36-54
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29228/cahij.39262
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Cappadocia Journal of History and Social Sciences
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