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Merzifūn
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, also Mārsiwān , modern Turkish spelling Merzifon, a town of north-central Anatolia, lying in lat. 40°52′ and long. 35°35′E. and at an altitude of 750 m./2.464 ft. It is situated on the southern slopes of the Tavşan Daği, with a rich and fertile plain, the Sulu Ova, on its south, where fruit, vines, nuts, opium poppies, etc. are cultivated, and with the towns of Çorum [see čorum ] at 69 km./42 miles to the south-west and of Amasya [q.v. ] at 49 km./30 miles to the south-east.

The town most probably occupies the site of the ancient Phazemon (Φαζημών) in the district of Phazemonitis…

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Babinger, Fr. and Bosworth, C.E., “Merzifūn”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 27 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5167>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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