Christian Eastern Roman Empire in Decay & the Iranian Renaissance of Islam (8th c.)

By Prof. Muhammad Shamsaddin Megalommatisχριστιανική-ρωμανία-σε-παρακμή-η-ιρα/Χριστιανική_Ρωμανία_σε_Παρακμή_and_η_Ιρανική_Αναγέννηση_του_Ισλάμ_-_Εικονογράφηση

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{Across this article, which is published in Modern Greek, the correct name Ρωμανία / Romania is used instead of the fake, colonial term ‘Byzantine Empire’ for the Eastern Roman state; Romania (the accent on the penultimate syllable) was the historical name by which the state and the people of the said empire defined themselves, and their king was named Βασιλεύς Ρωμαίων / Basileus Romaion and Imperator Romanorum; every other assertion or attribution of the said imperial title to barbarian Franks and other nations is historically invalid and spiritually evil – Satanic.}



The present 12000+-word article consists in a parallel study of the Late Antiquity’s most legendary, rival empires, namely the Eastern Roman Empire and the Sassanid Empire of Iran. The main lines of analysis attempt to answer the question which state was more damaged by the appearance of Islam and the expansion of the Islamic Caliphate, the Eastern Roman Empire (which lost its oriental and southern provinces in Eastern Anatolia, Northern Mesopotamia, Syria, Palestine, Egypt, Libya and NW Africa, but survived controlling Cappadocia, Pontus, Central and Western Anatolia, Crimea, the Balkan Peninsula, Sicily and Southern Italy) or Sassanid Iran (which totally collapsed and disappeared).

Although the Eastern Roman Empire contained all the early Islamic attacks, consolidated its position in Central Anatolia, and later re-conquered Antioch, thus successfully repelling the Islamic attacks for 500 years after the notorious battle at Yarmuk River, Iran seemed to collapse and disappeared, but it was culturally and nationally reconstituted quite rapidly, only to participate in the rise and splendor of the Abbasid Caliphate to which Iranians and Aramaeans injected their culture, sciences, letters, knowledge, wisdom, and arts.

In fact, it is for the Sassanid tradition of Iran (which conquered from inside, refashioned and reshaped the Islamic Caliphate) that fits best the following well-known aphorism: Graecia capta ferum victorem cepit et artes intulit agresti Latio.

So, we can now conclude that Imperium Iranicum captum ferum victorem cepit et artes intulit agresti Arabia!

Khosrow Anushirvan


I. The distorted foundations, the false orientation, and the fake name of Byzantine Studies (Byzantinology)

II. Romania and Iran: who was damaged more by (the expansion of) Early Islam?

Quantitative Evaluation

1. If Turkey & Iran are considered as successive states of Romania and Iran at 600 CE

2. If Greece & Iran are considered as successive states of Romania and Iran at 600 CE

A. As regards the Size (area) of the state

B. As regards the Religion and the Language of the state

C. Comparing the two official languages (the extent of preservation and diffusion)

D. Comparing the two official religions (the extent of preservation and diffusion)

III. Romania, Iran, Early Islam and today’s Fallen World

IV. The Role of Alexander the Great, Prophet of Islam, in an Islamic Romania – or How Different the World History would be, if Roman Emperor Heraclius accepted the Letter dispatched to him by Prophet Muhammad

1. Direct Consequences at the Military Level

2. The Eastern Roman Akrites, Legendary Border Fighters, as Allies of the True Muslims against the Caliphs

3. Ferdowsi, Iran, Turan, Aniran and Orientalist Distortions of the Colonial Historiographers

4. What would a Muslim Eastern Roman Ferdowsi write about Alexander the Great

V. Romania and Iran: who was damaged more by (the expansion of) Early Islam?

Qualitative Evaluation

1. What is and what is not ‘cultural influence/impact’?

2. Comparison of states and qualitative evaluation: Romania, Iran and Early Islam

A. Sassanid Iranian institutions survive within the Early Caliphate: Jond-e Shapur (Gundishapur) and Takht-e Suleyman

B. The Rise of the House of Barmakids (Barmakiyan): the ‘return’ of Sassanid Iranians in the Caliphate

C. The world’s greatest intellectual, academic and scientific center: Bayt al Hekma, and the Iranization of the Islamic Caliphate

D. The Barmakids and their irrevocable impact on Islamic Civilization

E. Systematic distortion of the Islamic Civilization by Western Orientalists

– First dimension of the distortion

F. Violent, premeditated, sophisticated and underhanded separation of Modern Muslims from their civilization and their historical past, undertaken by the colonial rulers

– First dimension of the distortion

G. Distortions of the identity and of the historical role of the Barmakids by Western Orientalists