giovedì 11 gennaio 2007

All about Turkey (first step)

The medieval madrasa

In the Middle Ages the madrasa (lit., "place to study", in Arabic darasa "to study"; for discussion of darasa as a technical term meaning "to study jurisprudence" and darrasa meaning "to teach jurisprudence") was a college for the professional study of the islamic sciences, particularly jurisprudence (feqh) but also the Koran Hadith (Hadis), and such ancillary fields as Arabic grammar and philology, knowledge of which helped in understanding sacred and legal texts. The so-called "foreign sciences," like philosophy and medicine, which also formed part of a learned education, were most often studied in the teachers' homes, as was literature when conceived as a field apart from the islamic sciences. Go to the site

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