Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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, the old name of the circle (kūra) in al-Andalus corresponding to the present Portuguese province ofhlgarve of which Silves [q. v.; Ar. S̲h̲ilb] was the capital. The geographers and historians transliterate this place name in the forms Uk̲h̲ūnuba and Uk̲h̲s̲h̲ūnuba; we also find the wrong forms Us̲h̲kūnīya and Us̲h̲kūnya, the result of graphic errors. The name Osconoba seems also sometimes to be applied to a town which would be the old Santa Maria de Algarve [q. v.] now Faro. On the authority of an epigraphical reference it has however been identified with Milreu (Estoy) by Hübner (C I L, ii…

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Lévi-Provençal, E., “Ocsonoba”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 05 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_3544>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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