(1,029 words)

, Kavala, port on the Aegean Sea coast opposite the island of Thasos, on the frontier between Macedonia and Thrace. In classical times, there was on this site the town of Neapolis, which served Philippi (P. Lemerle, Philippes et la Macedoine Orientale , Paris 1945, 529, 544). In the Byzantine period, the town was known as Christoupolis, but the Ottoman sources always refer to it under the name Ḳawāla. It was conquered in Murād I’s reign at a date which is difficult to determine; in August 1373 it was still in the possession of the gran…

Cite this page
Beldiceanu-Steinherr, I. and Giannopoulos, J.G., “Ḳawāla”, 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 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4034>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

▲   Back to top   ▲