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THE SPREAD OF ISLAM AND THE ISLAMIC COLONIZATION OF SPAIN DIRECTLY INFLUENCED THE EUROPEAN SLAVE TRADE…….

How Islam breathed new life into slavery and the slave trade in Europe

by John J. O’Neill

In my newly-published book, Holy Warriors: Islam and the Demise of Classical Civilization, I argue at length that a great majority of the things commonly regarded as “Medieval” were in fact introduced to Europe from Islam, and that it was Islam, and not the Huns, Vandals and Goths, which terminated Classical Civilization, the rational and humane civilization of Greece and Rome. This civilization survived in Europe and in North Africa and the Near East until the seventh century, at which point it was terminated by the Muslim conquests.
In point of fact, Islam’s influence upon Europe was much greater than is commonly imagined, but that influence was entirely negative. Not only did the Muslims terminate Classical Civilization, but they dragged Europe, on many levels, down to a more barbarous level of culture. It was from the Muslims, for example, that Christian Europeans got the idea of “Holy War,” a concept that would have been unthinkable in earlier centuries. And from Islam too, the institution of slavery, as well as the slave trade, received a new and powerful impetus.

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2 Responses

  1. Let me repeat what I commneted at GoV:

    It is the second time that I read the historical nonsense of this author and his anti-Spanish invectives.

    > I argue at length that a great majority of the things commonly regarded as “Medieval” were in fact introduced to Europe from Islam, and that it was Islam, and not the Huns, Vandals and Goths, which terminated Classical Civilization, the rational and humane civilization of Greece and Rome

    First, this is nothing new; as a matter of fact it is the thesis of Pirenne. You may consider a reference.

    Second, Islam has many characteristics of the Greek and Roman Antiquity, not the Middle Ages. Among them slavery, lower status and less rights of women, a political tendency to conquer or collapse. How can you consider “humane” a civilization with infanticide, massive slavery and gladiators?

    In the Middle Ages, the real Age of Christendom -interrupted by the “Reformation”, a demolition of Christendom as a matter of fact- the productivity of agriculture increased, the price of iron went down and the life expectancy of the population was higher than in the “rational” civilization of Greece and Rome.

    And this is only the first paragraph.

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