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Karaferye (Veroia)
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Karaferye (Qara Ferye) is the Ottoman Turkish name for Veroia (ancient Beroea), a town in the Central Macedonia Region of today’s northern Greece. Historical sources record its existence from at least the sixth century B.C.E. In the seventh/thirteenth and eighth/fourteenth centuries, the Soultanos family (Christian descendants of the Rum Selçuk (Rūm Saljūq) sultan İzzeddin Keykavus (ʿIzz al-Dīn Kaykāʾūs) II, r. 643–60/1246–62) resided in the town and owned property in the surrounding area.

Veroia was first captured by the Ottomans circa 789/1387 and conquered defini…

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Anastasopoulos, Antonis, “Karaferye (Veroia)”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_33009>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 9789004386624, 2018, 2019-1

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