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Siwri Ḥiṣār
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, also written Sifri Ḥiṣār , i.e. strong fortress (see Aḥmed Wefīḳ, Lehd̲j̲e-yi ʿOt̲h̲mānī , 459), the early Turkish and Ottoman name of two small towns in northwestern and western Anatolia respectively.

1. The more important one is the modern Turkish Sivrihisar, in the modern il or province of Eskişehir. It lies on the Eskişehir-Ankara road roughly equidistant from each, south of the course of the Porsuk river and north of the upper course of the Saḳarya [q.v.] (lat. 39° 29′ N., long. 31° 32′ E., altitude 1,050 m/3,440 feet). Siwri Ḥiṣār is on the northern slope of the …

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Kramers, J.H. and Bosworth, C.E., “Siwri 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 07 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_1095>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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