Ḳalʿat Banī ʿAbbās
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, a town in Algeria in the Bībān mountains, about 35 km. northwest of Bord̲j̲ Bū ʿArrid̲j̲. Situated at an altitude of about 1050 m., the town stands in a strategic position on a plateau surrounded on three sides by sheer ravines from about 500-600 m. in depth, its only link with the surrounding country being a narrow strip of ground bordered by precipices. The town is divided into four quarters which in the past were frequently in conflict with one another, and one of these is now almost in rui…

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Golvin, L., “Ḳalʿat Banī ʿAbbās”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 20 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3813>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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