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, the Ottoman Turkish name for the Greek town of Trik(k)ala in western Thessaly [see tesalya ].

The Byzantine citadel of Trikala is built on the acropolis of ancient Trikki on the Lithaios river, in the northwest of the Thessalian plain; not far from it was the oldest shrine of Asclepios known in Greece. The town prospered in early times from its situation at a crossway for communications. Procopius mentions the restoration of the town’s walls in Justinian’s time. The ancient name Trikki survived in ecclesiastical geography, with the bishopric of Trikki attached…

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Yerolimpos, Alexandra, “Tirḥāla”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 19 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_7566>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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