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Edirne
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Edirne (Byzantine Adrianople; latitude N 41°40′37″, longitude E 26°33′21″) is a city in the Republic of Turkey, on the western border with Greece and Bulgaria, in the region known since ancient times as Thrace. It sits on a hill about seventy-five metres high commanding the plain that stretches eastward some 230 kilometres to Istanbul; to the north, west, and south, there are mountains some thirty to fifty kilometres distant. The Tunca River flows southward around the western edge of the city to…

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Singer, Amy, “Edirne”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 18 March 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_26133>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 9789004356641, 2018, 2018-3



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