Reporting from the homeland of shining armor, Chris explains how the concept of chivalry is unknown to both Islam and egalitarianism.
A civilization is built on the self-control of men. When men are able to refuse to obey their childish whims, their energy is freed to undertake greater things: invest, build, accumulate knowledge, create economic and political organizations, innovate, explore, discover. A man who cannot control his lust is unlikely to have the long-term commitment necessary to build a civilization.
Alexandria: The emperor, the city, the library, and the mystery. Why was the Library of Alexandria so important -- and how did the world's most historically significant library disappear?
Historically, Islam was characterized by a distrust of discovery and creation. This affected their approach to architecture, science, and their culture, in general. This attitude toward innovation and creativity meant that the community of Islam was historically a closed community- not open to new ideas or discoveries- although, when allowed, Arab scientists were quite able gleaners of knowledge from various sources.