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Arag̲h̲ūn
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, Arabic name corresponding to the Spanish Aragon. In fact, this word has both a geographical and a political sense. As a geographical term, it refers to a river, dominated by the fortress of S̲h̲antamariyya. the first of the defensive system of Navarre (al-Ḥimyarī, Rawḍ , no. 105). This watercourse rises on the southern slope of the Pyrenees, near Canfranc; after passing the town of Jaca, the Sierra de la Peña diverts it towards the west, watering Berdun, Tiermas, Sangüesa, Rocaforte, Aibar, Caparroso and Villafranca before joining the Arga and flowing into the Ebro in Navarre.

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Chalmeta, P., “Arag̲h̲ūn”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 05 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_8344>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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