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Sīs
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, a town in Asia Minor, also called Sīsiya, (middle-) Latin Sisia and Sīs; in French sources of the Middle Ages, besides.the usual forms, also Assis and Oussis are found. The most obvious explanation of these last mentioned forms would be from al (the Arabic article) + Sīs: however, attention must be paid to the fact that in the Arabic sources the name seems to occur more often without the article, than accompanied by it (for another explanation of these forms see Rec. des Hist. des Croisades; Doc. Arm., ii., p. xii.). Sīs is the ancient capital of the Cilician-Armenian kingdom, 65…

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Büchner, V. F., “Sīs”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 22 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_5450>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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