Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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, the capital of a Ḳaẓā containing about 60,000 people in the Sand̲j̲aḳ of Ḵh̲arput in the Wilāyet of Maʿmūrat al-Azīz, occupies a picturesque site about 3000 feet above sea-level in a wooded hollow, where the river widens, on the right bank of the Ḳara Ṣu or western Euphrates, N. E. of ʿArab-kīr surrounded by a crescent of hills 1300 feet high, down whose sides fall numerous streams. The town is believed to have been founded in the xith century by Armenians from Waspurakān (see St. Martin, Mémoire sur l’Arménie, i. 189). So recent a writer as Von Moltke still describes it as a stro…

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Hartmann, R., “Egin”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 03 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_2194>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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