Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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al-T̲h̲ug̲h̲ūr
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(a., plur. of t̲h̲ag̲h̲r, “cleft, opening”), the zone of the fortresses built against the Byzantines in the Syrian and Mesopotamián marches (hence also T̲h̲ug̲h̲ūr al-Rūmīya). In Constantinos Porphyrogennetos they are called τὰ Στόμια (De Cerimon., ed. Bonn, i. 657; cf. Reiske’s note, ii., p. 777 = Migne, Patrol. Graec., cxii., col. 1220, note 38), by the Syrians “the land of Tagrā” (Michael Syrus, ed. Chabot, iii. 20 sq., 467; Barhebraeus, Chron. Eccles., ed. Abbeloos-Lamy, i. 339 sq.).

This frontier zone ran from Ṭarsūs [q. v.] in Cilicia along the Taurus on to Malaṭya…

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Honigmann, E., “al-T̲h̲ug̲h̲ūr”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 25 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_5753>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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