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Bursa [anc. Prusa; Fr. Brousse]locked

  • Çigdem Kafesçioglu

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City in north-west Turkey. Located on the northern foothills of Mysian Olympus (Mt Ulu Dağ), the ancient city of Prusa was a spa town of note and the capital of Bithynia. The city prospered under Roman and Byzantine rule and changed hands frequently between Christians and Muslims in the 11th and 12th centuries. In ...

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Encyclopaedia of Islam (Leiden, 1954–)