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Ḏj̲emʿiyyet-i ʿIlmiyye-i ʿOt̲h̲māniyye
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the Ottoman Scientific Society, was founded in Istanbul in 1861 by Munīf Pas̲h̲a [q.v.]. Modelled on the Royal Society of England, and perhaps inspired by the reopening of the Institut d’Egypte [q.v.] in Alexandria in 1859, it consisted of a group of Turkish officials, dignitaries and scholars, some of them educated in Europe. It was the third such learned society to appear in 19th century Turkey, having been preceded by the End̲j̲umen-i Dānis̲h̲ in 1851 (see and̲j̲uman ), and by the ‘learned society of Bes̲h̲iktas̲h̲’ in the time of Maḥmūd II (see D̲j̲ewdet, Taʾrīk̲h̲ 2 , xii, 184; Luṭf…

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Lewis, B., “Ḏj̲emʿiyyet-i ʿIlmiyye-i ʿOt̲h̲māniyye”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 28 November 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_2064>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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