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These four maps are the work of Dr Michael Hendy extensively revised by H. Kennedy with reference to TAVO BVI 8 (T. Riplinger) and BVII 18 (C. Neumann) and other recent publications.

46a illustrates the lines of communication that supported the broad natural frontier of the Taurus and Anti-Taurus Mountains and enabled the Byzantine Empire to withstand the pressure from Arab Syria for several centuries.

46b shows the completely changed state of affairs after the crucial battle of Manzikert (463/1071), following which the Turkish tribes were able to outflank the Anti-Taurus …

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Kennedy, Hugh, “Anatolia”, in: Historical Atlas of Islam, Edited by: Hugh Kennedy. Consulted online on 27 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_hai_HAI_46A_B_47A_B>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004122352, 20011210

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