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Ḳoylu Ḥiṣār
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( Ḳoyunlu Ḥiṣār ), modern Koyulhisar, centre of an ilçe of the province (il) of Sivas in the valley of the Kelkit River along the old route from Niksar to S̲h̲ābīn Ḳaraḥiṣār and Erzurum in the so-called “left wing” (sol ḳol ) of Anatolia within the framework of the Ottoman road and postal system. The site has changed a few times because of earthquakes (most recently in 1939). Before ca. 1850 the township probably lay on the site of the actual Yukari Kale.

The town and fortress were lost by the Byzantines after the battle of Manzikert (Malazgirt). After direct Sald̲j̲ūḳid rule,…

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Groot, A.H. de, “Ḳoylu Ḥiṣār”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 16 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4452>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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