‘The High Middle Ages produced chivalrywhere the man was supposed to sacrifice all to protect and defend the honor of his lady. It produced the troubadours who put women up on pedestals.”
It produced those in Europe, not in the Middle East. There were a few scholars and artists in the Middle east, they were killed by Islamists.
BTW, your viewing the middle ages through rose colored glasses. There was plenty of barbaric activities in Europe as well.
Well, when people say “medieval” they generally mean Europe. And once the Latin Kingdoms were set up in Jerusalem, that culture came to the Middle East as well.
And trust me, I’ve no rose colored glasses. Of course there were barbarities then (although I’d be hard pressed to come up with something as mind-blowingly so as the American abortion industry).
We are talking specifically here about the view of women. Read Dante. Read Petrarch. And tell me that that has any relation to the barbarism we see in Islamist circles.