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  1. Adrianople a.k.a. Edirne, is a city in the Turkish region of East Thrace, close to its borders with Greece and Bulgaria. Edirne served as the third capital city of the Ottoman Empire from 1365 to 1453, before Constantinople became the empire's fourth and final capital. At present, Edirne is the capital of the Edirne Province in Turkish Thrace. The city's estimated population in 2010 was 138,793, up from 119,298 in 2000. It has consulates of Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Romania and Slovakia. Its sister cities are Haskovo and Yambol in Bulgaria and Alexandroupolis in Greece.
  2. Adrianople a.k.a. Edirne Province is a province of Turkey, located in Eastern Thrace along the Greek and Bulgarian border. The city's wealth, population and importance increased after it was declared as the capital city of the Ottoman Empire. Edirne still maintains its importance under the Turkish Government.

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Google previewThe Letters of John B. S. Morritt of Rokeby (2011)

Descriptive of Journeys in Europe and Asia Minor in the Years 1794-1796 by John B. S. Morritt, George Eden Marindin

Adrianople is a large old town. with a great many ruins, but evidently Turkish ones, except an old wall which bounds the peninsula between the Maritza and Tangia, another small river and which may have been the original boundary of the ...

Google previewForeign Affairs (1920)

Adrianople is a holy city and its loss would never cease to rankle; (3) the whole of Asia Minor should be handed over to Turkey, not excepting Smyrna.” NOBEL PEACE PRIZE FOR 1922 Nomination of the U.D.C. The Union of Democratic ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Bulgaria (2014)

by Raymond Detrez

The so-called Adrianople region (Odrinsko) consisted of what had remained of the Ottoman vilayet (province) Adrianople in Thrace after the establishment of the independent Principality of Bulgaria and the autonomous province of Eastern ...

Google previewThe popular encyclopedia; or, 'Conversations Lexicon': [ed. by A. Whitelaw from the Encyclopedia Americana]. (1846)

by Alexander Whitelaw

to day, the last resistance on the part of the Turks before the Russians reached Adrianople, was made at Slivno, or Selimno, said to be next in importance to Adrianople, among the cities of the Ottoman empire. The Turks abandoned the city, ...

Google previewCollier's New Encyclopedia (1921)

A Loose-leaf and Self-revising Reference Work ; with Illustrations and Ninety-six Maps

ADRIANOPLE (Turkish, Edirné; Bulgarian, Odrin) , formerly the third city of European Turkey, stands on the navigable Maritza (the ancient Hebrus), 198 miles W. N. W. of Constantinople by rail.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Americana : a popular dictionary of arts, sciences, literature, history, politics, and biography, brought down to the present time (1836)

From this time the Russians encountered hardly any difficulties, before reaching Adrianople, except such as arose from the excessive heat of the weather, the rocky ground, and bad state of the roads. On the 19th, the Russians approached ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology (2010)

by Clifford J. Rogers

Additional regiments were withdrawn from the east and encamped behind a deep ditch outside Adrianople (modern Edirne). On 8June 1050, while Byzantine commanders debated strategy, theywere surprised bythe Pechenegs, who had ...

Google previewDictionary of Wars (2013)

by George Childs Kohn

Turks retired to Adrianople. Skirmishing continued, however, between the two sides until the Treaty of Bucharest on May 28, 1812—the result of British mediation this time. Moldavia and Wallachia remained under Ottoman control, but the ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp (1816)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

Mr Henry supposes that an animal aciJ is supplied to the cotton, in the process of dyeing the Adrianople red ; and that the attraction between the cotton and acid being strong, and that between the latter and the earth of alum being likewise ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the arts, sciences, literature, etc. : intended to supersede the use of other books of reference (1816)

Mr Henry supposes that an animal acid is supplied to the cotton, in the process of dyeing the Adrianople red ; and that the attraction between the cotton and acid being strong, and that between the latter and the earth of alum being likewise ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Byzantium (2012)

by John H. Rosser

ADRIANOPLE. The most important Byzantine city in Thrace. Its position astride the main military road from Belgrade to Constantinople meant ...

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Istanbul - gate of Charisius (or of Adrianople)

december 2013

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