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Malḳara
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(modern Turkish Malkara; Ottoman Maʿlg̲h̲ara < Mi̊g̲h̲alg̲h̲ara/Mi̊g̲h̲alḳara; oldest forms: Mi̊g̲h̲al Ḳarā (in a waḳfiyya of Murād I of 767/1366—but cf. Wittek; in WZKM, lviii [1962], 180); Mīg̲h̲alḳarā (temp. Meḥemmed II, cf. Gökbilgin, Edirne , 167, 193) < ? *Μεγἀλη ἀγορά/*Μεγάλη χαρύα Jacopo de Promontorio, ca. 1475: “Magalicarea”), a township in European Turkey (pop. 1973, 12,204), approximately 95 km to the south-south-east of Edirne [q.v.] and lying 57 km. to the west of Tekirdağ (Tekir/Tekfūr Dag̲h̲i̊ [q.v.]) on the Ottoman “route of the left hand” ( ṣol ḳol ) from Istanb…

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Heywood, C.J., “Malḳara”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 21 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4879>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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