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, a small river of Southern Anatolia, descending from the Eastern Taurus and flowing into the Mediterranean, about 60 km. in length, whose canyon, carved deep in Miocene limestone, constituted in antiquity the border-line between lowland Cilicia and Trachoean Cilicia. Muslims and Byzantines often assembled on its banks for exchanges of prisoners, in the 3rd-4th/9th-10th centuries (see below). The flanks of the upper river, above Kizil Geçit, are totally uninhabited; along the lower reaches a ser…

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Planhol, X. de and Cl. Huart, “Lamas-Ṣū”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 23 October 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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