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Cilicia
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I. Geography – II. Political History – III. Church History

I. Geography

Cilicia (Kilikia) is an area of some 40,000 km2 in southeastern Asia Minor; it is enclosed by the Taurus Mountains on the west, north, and northeast, by the Amanus Mountains (Turk. Nur Dağları) on the southeast, and borders on the Mediterranean in the south. Further geographical divisions of Cilicia are the highlands to the west (Kilikia tracheia, Cilicia trachea, later known as Isa…

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Todt, Klaus-Peter, “Cilicia”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 03 March 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_11542>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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