Do preâmbulo de "The Islamic Foundation of Renaissance" de Hugh Bibbs.
sexta-feira, 9 de janeiro de 2015
Daqui a um milénio, qual será o lado civilizado?
"The scholasticism of medieval Catholic Europe, focussed entirely as it was upon ancient authority, was unable to inform scientific inquiry until the revolutionary libraries of Islam were made available to the Catholic world. All western advances in civil engineering, mathematics, chemistry, medicine and astronomy were founded upon the medieval sciences of Islam, which were themselves built upon the classical traditions lost to the west during the Germanic destruction of the Roman Empire."