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, Arabic form of the name of the famous stronghold of Amorium (Syriac Amūrīn) in Phrygia, situated on the great Byzantine military road from Constantinople to Cilicia, S-E of Dorylaeum, S-W of Ankara, and S. of the Upper Sangarios (Saḳarya). The site of the town for long remained unknown. Its ruins were discovered by the English traveller Hamilton about 7 1/2 m. E. of Emirdaġ (formerly ʿAzīziyye) near the village of Hamza Haci̊li̊ and Hisar, at a place which, he said, was called by the inhabitan…

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Canard, M., “ʿAmmūriya”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 18 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0629>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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