(607 words)

, the Ottoman Turkish name for the Greek town of Vólos, a port on the northern shore of the Pagasetic Gulf or Gulf of Vólos in east-central Thessaly [see tesalya ] (lat. 39° 22′ N., long. 22° 57′ E.). The name probably stems from Slavonic golos̲h̲ “seat of administration” and may be associated with the Slav presence in the area during middle Byzantine times.

Situated on the site of ancient Iolcos, the area received in ca. 1277 refugees from the Byzantine capital Constantinople who opposed the emperor Michael VIII Palaeologus’s attempts at church union with the West, an…

Cite this page
Savvides, A., “Ḳuluz”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 17 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_8787>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

▲   Back to top   ▲