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The Arab historians and the term bilad al-ruum

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Aug 4, 2010 at 07:10

Our dear oguztolga who lives in occupied Constantinople and who is no more than another victim of poor and uncritical turkish education

>Why the Byzantine Empire was not a "Greek Empire"?

Really? so what was it?

>Within the last two centuries, we have seen the western literature label the Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantine Empire) as "Greek Empire".

For the readers: The Arabic word al-ruum means the Greeks also the Byzantines. The Arabic words al- yunaniyuun or al-ighreeq means the Greeks and the term al-ambaratoriyya al-romaniya al-sharqiyya means the Eastern Roman Empire

Our dear Oguztolga: if you would have first checked the literature called by your masters the Arabs al-tarikh al-islami you would have realized that your Allah has a sura (oh I forgot you do not know any Arabic) or chapter in his book of ignorance called surat al-ruum of the chapter of the Greeks/Byzantines

Oh and here is your bonus for today: there is no chapter in the Qur'an about the Turks or al-atrrak unless there is some cockamamie theory in Turkey about some chapter in the Qur'an about the Turks and in this case spare us this one

The Arab historians defined bilad al-ruum or the countries (read this in singular) of the Greeks/Byzantines as Asia Minor and today's Greece and the Greek islands Cyprus inculded and Cyrpus is called again and again

qubrus inaha jaziratun men bilad al-ruum

Or The island of Cyprus is part of the countries (read this as country) of the Greeks/Byzantines

I'm not the one who is saying that this what Arab historians say

>Once again this is largely to the inventions and distortions of the western historians of the 19th century, who also falsely ascribed "Greek" ethnicity to the ancient Macedonians.

Mr ignorant even the Arab historians call Alexander the great Eskandar el-maqduni or Alexander from Macedonia that does not mean that he was not ruumi or Greek and we are told that he was ighriqi and ruumi and yunani or Greek

The Arab historians realized that countries back in the late antique period and in the middle ages were very much polyglot so your little claim is bogus

And what our dear oguztolga does not seem to realize that Hellenism was a concept of the great cities of the Empire and let us say in the case of Egypt in the late antique period no Egyptian was forced to speak Greek or become Greek (unlike your masters the Turks who forced your likes to stop being Greek or Armenian or Syrian and speak Turkish and become Muslim) but if an Egyptian wanted to be hellenized then all he had to do is to move to Alexanrdria or to any of the capitals of the Nomes (districts) of Egypt so you can live in the Empire but not become Greek that does not mean that the Arab historians were not correct as they never tell us that masr juz' men bilad al-ruum or Egypt is past of the countries (read this as country) of the greeks

What an ignorant person you are

>These people took the fact that Greek was used as the language of the Empire and declared that the Empire was ruled by "Greeks", had "Greek" armies, "Greek" churches, and "Greek" art.

Oh and the credit here goes to GIK but we kuffar call those that do not give credit to their sources: plagiarists but like a typical turk why should you care


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