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Iznik a.k.a. İznik is a town and an administrative district in the Province of Bursa, Turkey. It was historically known as Nicaea, from which its modern name also derives. The town lies in a fertile basin at the eastern end of Lake İznik, bounded by ranges of hills to the north and south. As the crow flies, the town is only 90 kilometres southeast of Istanbul but by road it is 200 km around the Gulf of Izmit. It is 80 km by road from Bursa.

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Google previewGeomagnetics for Aeronautical Safety (2007)

A Case Study in and around the Balkans by Jean L. Rasson, Todor Delipetrov

Iznik is a site of great geophysical interest because a fault segment of the North Anatolian Fault Zone is nearby. Since 1986, 9 continuous geomagnetic total intensity stations have been running to observe the tectonomagnetic field in the ...

Google previewConstantine the Great, Christianity, and Constantinople (2005)

by Terry Julian

Today Iznik is a small town of ruins and poplar trees. In the center of the city is the roofless church of Hagia Sophia which has the same name of Justinian's gigantic church in Istanbul. This could be possibly where the Nicaea Creed was ...

Google previewThe Art Teacher's Survival Guide for Elementary and Middle Schools (2008)

by Helen D. Hume

Iznik is an ancient town in Turkey that dates back to the time of Alexander ...

Google previewDictionary of Islamic Architecture (2002)

by Andrew Petersen

Iznik is a town in north-west Anatolia famed for its pottery production during the Ottoman period. Under the Byzantines the town was known as Nicea and enclosed within a large circuit wall which still survives. The city was one of the first towns ...

Google previewThe Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture (2009)

by Jonathan Bloom, Sheila S. Blair

Iznik had long produced simple pottery wares, such as the blue-and-black- painted earthenware known as Miletus ware, but some time in the late 15th century potters there began to produce blueand-white ceramics of a technical standard ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Historical Archaeology (2002)

by Charles E. Orser Jnr

Iznik vessels were either commissioned, or generally sold in the open marketplace. These vessels were emulations and reinterpretations of Chinese export porcelains (see porcelain), in response to demand for these types of wares by elites.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

Isnic, Iznik (Nicaea, or Nice) is celebrated in the Jihdn Nicma, or nuw£ on account of its ancient fortifications, now in ruins; for its council of 318 monks, held in the time of Caesar, (KaTsar,) for the purpose of deciding upon poinU of the Christian ...

Google previewThe Hutchinson Dictionary of Ancient and Medieval Warfare (2016)

by Peter Connolly, John Gillingham, John Lazenby

Nicaea Roman city (modern Iznik, Turkey) in the Roman province of Bithynia protected by a circuit of walls about the time of the reign of the emperor ⇨Probus ( ruled 276–82). The defences were supplemented by two types of tower that ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Turkey (2009)

by Metin Heper, Nur Bilge Criss

IZNIK. Ancient Nicaea. Situated in northwest Turkey near the Marmara Sea. The city was founded in 316 B.C.E. by Antigonus the OneEyed, one of Alexander the Great's generals. In the first century B.C.E., it became the capital of the Roman ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Islamic Civilization and Religion (2013)

by Ian Richard Netton

IZNIK. The major ceramic centre of Ottoman Turkey, which was based.

Google previewA Dictionary of World History (2015)

by Anne Kerr, Edmund Wright

Two councils of the Christian Church, which took place in the city of Nicaea (now Iznik, Turkey). The first Council (325) was summoned by the Roman emperor * Constantine and issued a statement of orthodoxy against Arianism (the belief that ...

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