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, a town in Diyār Muḍar [q.v.] on the most southerly of the three roads from Bīred̲j̲ik [q.v.] to Urfa [see al-ruhā ] in 36° 58′ N. lat. and 38° 27′ E. long. As the name of the town is also that of the district, its relation to the ancient names Anthemusia and Batnae is disputed; see Bibl . On account of the fertility of the district in which the town is situated, and its central position between the Euphrates on the one side, and Urfa and Ḥarrān [q.v.], from each of which it is about a day’s journey distant, on the other, the traffic through it brought it a certain degree of prosp…

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Plessner, M. and Bosworth, C.E., “Sarūd̲j̲”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 26 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_6657>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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