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Asia Minor
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I. Geography – II. History – III. Society – IV. Religions – V. Literature

I. Geography

“Asia Minor” serves as the historical designation of the peninsula between the Mediterranean and the Black Sea; its eastern boundary is marked by the Amanus, the Anti-Taurus, and the upper reaches of the Euphrates (Turkey). To the north and south, coastal mountain ranges (the Pontic Range and the Taurus), originally heavily forested, border the high central plateau, which de…

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Schwemer, Daniel, Schuler, Christof, Rutgers, Leonard V., Breytenbach, Cilliers, Ursinus, Michael and Ebner, Martin, “Asia Minor”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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