American_in_Europe Wrote:
Nov 29, 2012 4:49 PM
good historical counter! But in the 11th century the differences between tribes and locations were not so great as today. Look at the spectrum of behavior regarding women today compared to then. Aside from Baghdad and Damascus the intellectual, social and economic differences were not as marked. One cannot compare the differences in revenue due to oil and spices. I would say that the at the boundaries the Islamic state was no more secure than the Roman state in Britain.