The Glory of the Christian Middle Ages
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The Middle Ages especially from 900-1300 saw the greatest expansion in human history of living standards, wealth generation & innovation.
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The Islamic Golden Age 1001 inventions revisited

A huge number of Muslims still believe today that there is some truth in the idea that there was an Islamic Golden Age ~1000 years ago. They have nothing to ...
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Alas, the claim that there were significant inventions and earth-shattering discoveries made at the time is also false.
I try and show an example of how these misconceptions are kept alive and what to do if there is a genuine interest in finding the truth.

Emmet Scott, Mohammed and Charlemagne Revisited: The History of a Controversy
Henri Pirenne, 1862 -- 1935, Belgian historian, Mohammed and Charlemagne, A History Of Europe
Richard Hodges, Mohammed, Charlemagne, and the Origins of Europe
Richard L. Rubenstein, Jihad and Genocide
Ibn Warraq, Why the West Is Best
Chris Wickham, Professor of Medieval History at the University of Oxford, The Inheritance of Rome: A History of Europe from 400 to 1000

Henri Pirenne formulates theory that it was the rise of Islam that destroyed classical civilization in Europe

Emmet Scott: The impact of Islam then, on Europe, was primarily cultural rather than, as Pirenne thought, economic.


Sources

Hadiths
http://www.thequrancollection.com/

Newspaper
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/sci...

Achievements
http://wikiislam.net/wiki/Setting_the...

Miracle_of_Islamic_Science
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/new...
http://religionvirus.blogspot.de/2010...
https://sites.google.com/site/islamic...

The 1001 inventions videos
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqRqjz...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yq4tJO...

http://www.andrewbostom.org/blog/2010...

Cordoba videos on
http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/275...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religio...

Mohammed & Charlemagne Revisited: The History...
http://www.amazon.com/Mohammed-Charle...

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Great Castles Of England Part 1

Great Castles Of England Part 1 | The Glory of the Christian Middle Ages | Scoop.it
PLEASE see my UK Places to visit Playlist here https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL42389B6659B65580 for mor great historic England,Wales and Scotland Aln...
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1/4 The Fairytale Castles of King Ludwig II

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM4S2hGZDSE5xIJI1wpemAktfXS4H3OIT The Fairytale Castles of King Ludwig II with Dan Cruickshank. First broadcast: Tue 2 ...
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(EN) - Medieval English Towns Glossary | trytel.com

(EN) - Medieval English Towns Glossary | trytel.com | The Glory of the Christian Middle Ages | Scoop.it

"The aim of the Medieval English Towns site is to provide historical information about cities and towns in England during the Middle Ages, with particular but not exclusive emphasis on medieval boroughs of East Anglia and on social, political and constitutional history. A growing selection of primary documents (translated into English) relevant to English urban history is included."


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Summer John's curator insight, March 5, 2013 9:56 PM

Excellent glossary!

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Outside Lisbon, a Verdant World of Castles and Palaces - New York Times

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Outside Lisbon, a Verdant World of Castles and Palaces
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Roaming the pristine grounds of castles high in the hills, I wished that time would stand still.
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Western Civilisation :: Muhammad's commandments to kill, plunder, rape and engage in barbarism

Western Civilisation :: Muhammad's commandments to kill, plunder, rape and engage in barbarism | The Glory of the Christian Middle Ages | Scoop.it
In his cult of submission, Muhammad created the following rules that Moslems must follow, the 13 commandments which benefit only male Moslems and the cult itself of course. Koranic verses attached:
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Suicide of a Superpower: Pat Buchanan on the Death of Western Civilization

Peter Robinson sits with author, journalist and former presidential candidate, Patrick J Buchanan. From declining birth rates, to shifting values, to the dec...
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Modern Western Civilization: Chapter 1 Lecture 1

Providence eLearning presents a course covering Modern Western Civilization from the Renaissance to the modern era with historian Dr. Bernard Carpenter.
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A Short History of the Middle Ages, Volume I: From c.300 to c.1150, Fourth Edition - Kindle edition by Barbara H. Rosenwein. Arts & Photography Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

A Short History of the Middle Ages, Volume I: From c.300 to c.1150, Fourth Edition - Kindle edition by Barbara H. Rosenwein. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.
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Western Civilisation :: Medieval Technology and Social Change, Lynn White Jr., Oxford Press, 1968

Medieval Technology and Social Change, Lynn White Jr., Oxford Press, 1968 The Dark Ages ? Or the creation of the modern world ?

 

This is a seminal book in the history of the medieval era. White's works are still acclaimed for their thoroughness, exactness and historical veracity [along with their very small font size alas]. Anyone interested in the changes in technology, machinery, culture and the inventions which changed the world and built the platform for the modern era should read White and Edward Grant, along with books by the Gies' and Regina Pernoud. The Dark Ages did exist from the Moslem invasions of the Mediterranean [638 AD] for about 2 centuries [see Pirenne], but after 900 the European Christian world commenced an epoch of unparalleled development, superseding all eras up the invention of electricity.

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Western Civilisation :: Book Review: Islamophobia, by Robert Spencer.

Moslems and their Marxist-Multi-cult friends in the West, use the term 'Islamo-phobia', or an irrational fear of Islam and Moslems, to shutter debate. The pejorative is now akin to racist or fascist. This is rather rich and ironic since Islam is both racist and fascist. Islam merges the church and state; denies free-will; resides all power and pre-destination in Allah [who is the same as Muhammad]; and actively promotes Jihad, violence and hate against non-Moslems. Over 1600 passages in the Koran – about a third of the book – openly advocate intolerance, Jihad, and reduction of non-Moslems either physically, spiritually, or socially. Hardly a book of gratitude, love and the Golden Rule, none of which exist in the Koran or the Hadiths for non-Moslems.
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Western Civilisation :: Rodney Stark, 'For the Glory of God'

The writing and research colossus named Stark. A brilliant sociologist and historian who is also a Catholic American and proud of his country and the Western tradition. To the great minds of the world, Stark must be an anathema, a degenerate; a man who simply can't appreciate that every culture except the Western, is to be exalted, elevated and worshipped. Undoubtedly Mr. Stark is roundly hated by most of is colleagues and the media.
His crime is to write the truth, which he has done in over 30 publications. In 'For the Glory of God' the themes are clear, factual and supported by evidence. For instance the rise of the modern world occurred only in Christian Europe:
“...that the flowering of science that took place in the sixteenth century was the normal, gradual, and direct outgrowth of Scholasticism and the medieval universities. Indeed, theological assumptions unique to Christianity explain why science was born only in Christian Europe....the commitment of Christian theologians to reason, which sustained the rise of science..”
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Provins, Town of Medieval Fairs (UNESCO/NHK)

The fortified medieval town of Provins is situated in the former territory of the powerful Counts of Champagne. It bears witness to early developments in the...
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Medieval Medicine and Diseases Part 4

Part 4 of the Medieval Medicine and Diseases Class taught in the Stronghold of Battle Rock.
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Most beautiful Castles in the World

Most beautiful Castles in the World | The Glory of the Christian Middle Ages | Scoop.it
All those beautiful castles that were built. Music: "A Romantic Castle Tale" by J. Rhyman Please feel free to use any of my songs for background music on you...
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The Castle of Gradara in Le Marche

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A Medieval fortress towers over Gradara, on the border between Marche and Romagna: a castle where love and death entangled for centuries.
The castle’s 30-meter-tall keep and crenellated walls were the scene of much intrigue, many fatal romances, as well as political events: it is where the most prominent aristocratic families of the region decided to fight the Papacy during the Middle Ages.
Built around 1150 on a hill 142 meters above sea level, the Castle and village of Gradara – enclosed by two rows of city walls – are one of the best-preserved examples of Medieval architecture in Italy.


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Where to Sleep

Agriturismo della Serra - Farm Holiday - www

Villa Matarazzo - Historical Stay - www

Where to Eat

La Botte - Restaurant - www

Activities

Teatro Comunale di Gradara - Theatre

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Medieval Medicine 1 Balancing the Humours

Medieval Medicine Podcast created by the Historical Association.
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Hospital food standards: did medieval hospitals do it better? - The Guardian

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Hospital food standards: did medieval hospitals do it better?
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It's important to remember that for most patients in the past there was much less division between “medicine” and “food” than is the case now.
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10 must see castles in Scotland HeritageDaily – Heritage ...

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Scotland is the home to a vast array of castles dating from as early as the 11th century. Over the nine hundred years that castles have been built over the country they have taken many forms and styles creating a large diversity ...
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Medieval Medicine 3 Treatments

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Saving Christianity in Iraq - Huffington Post

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Saving Christianity in Iraq
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Iraq's Christians have conceivably suffered more than any other group since the "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL) dramatically invaded the Northern areas taking over Mosul.
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Western Civilisation :: The Allah thing - aka Muhammad - hates Christians

The Allah thing - aka Muhammad - hates Christians Koranic supremacism.
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The Koran changes dramatically over time. When mad Mohammed was in Mecca trying to sell himself as a prophet in the line of Jewish and Christian tradition he was more accommodating of Christians. In fact much of his monotheistic program was of course stolen from the Jewish and Christian faiths. Once Mohammed was exiled from Mecca by his own tribe the Quraysh finding refuge in Medina, the Koran and Allah the moon guy's 'revelations' suddenly become much darker, more intolerant and violent. Islam becomes a jihadic enterprise with those who rejected the 'prophet' targeted for annihilation, including of course the followers of Christ who would not accept the illiterate Arab politician as the successor to the Jewish rabbi from Nazareth.


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Western Civilisation :: Book Review: Preachers of Hate: Islam and the War on America, Kenneth Timmerman

Any book by Timmerman is worth reading. He is an internationally acclaimed writer and journalist, with contacts stretching across the globe into the deep recesses of governments, agencies, Moslem groups, and anyone of any note associated with the international geo-political economy. Timmerman in painful detail explodes the myth of a 'tolerant' Islam, 'hijacked' by a few dozen 'extremists'. Islam is predatory, intolerant, violent, insipid, illogical and a cult. Timmerman's book puts the aforementioned into the context of the modern Moslem Jihad against the West.
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Western Civilisation :: The Gies': Cathedral, Forge and Waterwheel, Review.

Western Civilisation :: The Gies': Cathedral, Forge and Waterwheel, Review. | The Glory of the Christian Middle Ages | Scoop.it
The Gies' know their subject matter. They write extensively and in great detail in many works, about the technological and societal dynamism of the Middle Ages, or roughly 500-1500 AD. The Dark Ages as the Gies' argue never existed. There was a contraction when the Moslems invaded the Mediterranean littoral, annexing, killing, plundering, taking slaves and halting trade and commerce. Combined with the Viking and Magyar attacks of the 8th and 9th centuries, it is a wonder that Christian Europe survived at all. A 'Dark Age' would not have redounded, beaten back the Moslem Jihad and rolled back the 'barbarians' from the North and East. Neither would a 'Dark Age' have produced from 900-1300, the greatest increase in living standards, income and technological contribution in man's history.
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