Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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(Gr. ‘ΑδριανούπολιΣ, Engl. Adrianople, Fr. Andrinople, in Idrīsī, transl. Jaubert, ii. 383 ) was taken from the Byzantines in 763 = 1362 with the surrounding country by the Ottomans under Murād I. The Turkish sources give 761, 762 and 763 a. h. as the date of its capture and the statements of western writers on the point are equally divergent and indefinite; Jirecek in his Geschichte der Bulgaren, p. 328, decided on 1363 but Murād I’s letter on his victory of the beginning of Ḏh̲u ’l-Ḳaʿda 763 = end of August 1362 in Feridūn, Muns̲h̲iyāti Selāṭīn, i. 91 et seq., suggests 763 = 1362 as the dat…

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Mordtmann, J. H., “Edirne”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 24 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_2189>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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