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  Asia Minor
Toward the end of this period, Asia Minor was swept by the Phyrgians and the Hittite Empire was destroyed.
Asia Minor was now a permanent province of Rome and would remain so long after the fall of the west.
The new Roman province of Asia Minor was a land of prosperity and highly defined culture.
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  History of Anatolia - All About Turkey
Asia Minor juts westward from Asia to within half a mile (800 meters) of Europe at the divided city of Istanbul, where two suspension bridges over the strait of Bosphorus link the two continents.
Asia Minor is also bordered by the Sea of Marmara on the northwest.
In about 2000 BC Asia Minor was in the hands of the Hittites, who migrated from the area east of the Black Sea.
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  Asia Minor - LoveToKnow 1911
On the south are the isolated plains of Pamphylia and Cilicia, the almost land-locked harbours of Marmarice, Makri and Kekova, the broad bay of Adalia, the deep-seated gulf of Alexandretta (Iskanderun), and the islands of Rhodes with dependencies, Castelorizo and Cyprus.
Asia Minor is remarkable for the number of its thermal and mineral springs.
Under Persian rule Asia Minor was divided into four satrapies, but the Greek cities were governed by Greeks, and several of the tribes in the interior retained their native princes and priest-dynasts.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Asia_Minor   (6507 words)

  
 Asia Minor - MSN Encarta
After Alexander's death, his realm was divided among his followers, Asia Minor falling to the Seleucid kings of Syria, except for Lycia and Caria on the south coast, which were governed by the Ptolemies of Egypt.
In the 3rd century bc, Bithynia and Pontus in the north and Cappadocia in the east became independent; Celtic invaders settled in central Asia Minor, in an area thenceforth known as Galatia; and the kingdom of Pergamum was established on the Aegean coast.
In the 2nd and 1st centuries bc, Asia Minor was gradually conquered by the Romans.
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  Asia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The demarcation between Asia and Africa is the isthmus of Suez (though the Sinai Peninsula, being a part of Egypt east of the canal, is often geopolitically considered a part of Africa).
The boundary between Asia and Europe runs via the Dardanelles, the Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorus, to the Black Sea, the Caucasus Mountains, the Caspian Sea, the Ural River to its source, and the Ural Mountains to the Kara Sea at Kara, Russia.
Asia is by a considerable margin the largest continent in the world, and is rich in natural resources, such as Petroleum and iron.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Asia   (1654 words)

  
 Anatolia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Asia Minor lies east of the Bosporus, between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean.
In 1915-20 Asia Minor was divided in 15 vilayets, one sanjak and one mutersaflik of the vilayet of Constantinople (both being on the asiatic side of the Bosporus).
Based on French census files of 1915 the total population of Asia Minor (not including Eastern Thrace, the vilayets of the orient and the city of Constantinople) was 10,372,411 persons of all nationalities and religions.
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 ASIA MINOR in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE (Bible History Online)
Asia Minor (as the country was called to distinguish it from the continent of Asia), or Anatolia, is the name given to the peninsula which reaches out between the Black Sea (Pontus Euxinus) on the North and the Mediterranean on the South, forming an elevated land-bridge between central Asia and southeastern Europe.
Asia Minor in its geographical structure as well as in its population, has been throughout history the meeting-place, whether for peaceful intermixture or for the clash in war, of the eternally contrasted systems of East and West.
The influence of the church on Asia Minor in the early centuries of the Empire may be judged from the fact that scarcely a trace of the Mithraic religion, the principal competitor of Christianity, has been found in the whole country.
www.bible-history.com /isbe/A/ASIA+MINOR   (4598 words)

  
 Asia Minor - Crystalinks
Asia Minor is a broad peninsula that lies between the Black and Mediterranean seas.
In the 3d century bc, Bithynia and Pontus in the north and Cappadocia in the east became independent; Celtic invaders settled in central Asia Minor, in an area thenceforth known as Galatia; and the kingdom of Pergamum was established on the Aegean coast.
During the 11th century Asia Minor was invaded by the Seljuk Turks, and the eastern part of the region became predominantly Turkish in character.
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 e. Persian Asia Minor. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History
The Greek cities revolted against the Persians from 499–494, and in 498, Sardis was burnt by the Ionians and Athenians.
In 407, Cyrus, the brother of Artaxerxes III, was appointed satrap of all Asia Minor.
Asia Minor was the first part of the Persian Empire invaded by Alexander the Great (See 336).
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 Anatolia - Phantis
Asia Minor (Anatolia) describes the peninsula, on the West side of Asia, that starts at an imaginary line from the Gulf of Alexandretta until Trabzon on the Black Sea.
On the Western side it nearly touches the continent of Europe from which it is separated by the Bosporus, the Sea of Marmara (Propontis) and the Dardanelles (Hellespont).
Today, the inhabitants of Anatolia are mostly native speakers of the Turkish language, which was introduced with the conquest of Anatolia by Turkic peoples and the rise of the Ottoman Empire in the 13th century.
wiki.phantis.com /index.php/Asia_Minor   (373 words)

  
 Asia - Uncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Asia's history hasn't always been so pleasant, this one time there was an epidemic of Spon Plague and this other time a civil war happened around it.
Asia is not to be confused with Asia (continent) or Asia Minor (not to be confused with Ursa Minor) or Ajor Major or Ajax, Ontario.
Asia Minor (not to be confused with Asia (town) is the birthplace of the Bananapalooza Festival during which copious amounts of bananas are consumed.
www.uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Asian   (986 words)

  
 Asia Minor - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Asia Minor, region of the ancient world, roughly corresponding to present Asian Turkey, or the peninsula of Anatolia.
Troy (Asia Minor), also Ilium (ancient Ilion), famous city of Greek legend, on the northwestern corner of Asia Minor, in present-day Turkey.
Abydos (Asia Minor), city of ancient Phrygia in Asia Minor, on the Hellespont (now Dardanelles), opposite the ruined town of Sestos.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Asia Minor
Asia Minor, in which both the senate and the emperor exercised, in theory at least, a co-ordinate jurisdiction until the end of the third century, was too contented and loyal to call for other troops than were necessary for protection from the foreign enemy, or to repress brigandage.
Asia Minor by a certain number of catalogues or lists of the patriarchates with their metropolitan and autocephalous archbishops, also of the suffragans of the metropolitans, whicn are extant under the Latin name of "Notitiæ Episcopatuum" (ed.
Asia Minor, in some secluded valleys, are found yet a few Nestorians, descendants of those Syrian Christians who fled in remote times to these fastnesses either to avoid the oppression of their Moslem masters in Mesopotamia or before the encroachments of nomad tribes.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/01782a.htm   (10657 words)

  
 Province of Asia Minor   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The ruins of the cities of the Roman province of Asia Minor from the same period are stunning in contrast.
Asia Minor (also known as Anatolia) is a peninsula which extends from the continent of Asia west toward Europe.
Asia Minor as the crossroads of the Roman world became the fertile soil in which the Church prospered in spite of the dangers.
www.spring.arbor.edu /Brix?pageID=3110   (1671 words)

  
 The Ecole Chronology Project
371 CE: Asia Minor - Gregory of Nyssa is consecrated bishop of Nyssa.
392 CE: Asia Minor - Theodore is consecrates bishop of Mopsuestia.
449 CE: Asia Minor - The Robber Synod of Ephesus; Ibas of Edessa is deposed as a Nestorian sympathizer.
www2.evansville.edu /ecoleweb/timeline   (10272 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Asia Minor (Turkey Physical Geography) - Encyclopedia
Near the southern coast of Asia Minor are the Taurus Mts.; the rest of the peninsula is occupied by the Anatolian plateau, which is crossed by numerous mountains interspersed with lakes.
In ancient times most Eastern and Western civilizations intersected in Asia Minor, for it was connected with Mesopotamia by the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and with Greece by the Aegean and Mediterranean seas.
Asia Minor was then gradually (13th–15th cent.) conquered by the Ottoman Turks.
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  GEOGRAPHY OF ANATOLIA AND ASIA MINOR
The name Asia Minor was first clearly used by Ptolemaios in the 2nd C., and in the modern geographical meaning it was used in the first half of the 5th C. In the ancient times, Asia Minor referred to was a much narrower area than what we know today.
Asia Minor was used to discriminate the land in question from a larger area Asia Major that covers the continent of Asia.
Besides the name Asia Minor, another name is often used to refer to this area as well.
www.ancientanatolia.com /introduction.html   (759 words)

  
 Province of Asia Minor
The ruins of the cities of the Roman province of Asia Minor from the same period are stunning in contrast.
Asia Minor (also known as Anatolia) is a peninsula which extends from the continent of Asia west toward Europe.
Asia Minor as the crossroads of the Roman world became the fertile soil in which the Church prospered in spite of the dangers.
community.gospelcom.net /Brix?pageID=3110   (1671 words)

  
 ICANN | .asia New sTLD RFP Application
Asia has begun to emerge from its financial and economic problems of the 1990s; at this critical juncture of rejuvenation, a special, dedicated domain can help players in the region to realize their global citizenship as well as the potential for regionally targeted efforts.
The “.Asia” domain can also be naturally used by individuals, businesses, organisations as well as community groups, without constraining to a particular silo within the community, promoting a diverse and dynamic community within the “.Asia” namespace.
This is augmented by the knowledge brought along from participation of Asia Pacific groups (as Co-Sponsor Members and in the Advisory Council) in operating in the interests of the broad based Pan-Asia and Asia Pacific community.
www.icann.org /tlds/stld-apps-19mar04/asia.htm   (8365 words)

  
 Asia Minor Travel & Tours - About Us
After 12 years of leading tours in Turkey, Asia Minor Travel and Tours opened an office in the United States in 1998 to better serve the needs of our customers.
Asia Minor Travel and Tours specializes in custom tours with a strong archaeological and cultural focus.
Asia Minor Travel and Tours cannot be responsible or liable for loss, damage, or theft of personal belongings, nor can we be liable for personal injury, accident or illness.
www.asiaminortours.com /about.htm   (985 words)

  
 The Ecole Chronology Project
84 CE: Asia Minor - Marcion is born in Pontus.
371 CE: Asia Minor - Gregory of Nyssa is consecrated bishop of Nyssa.
449 CE: Asia Minor - The Robber Synod of Ephesus; Ibas of Edessa is deposed as a Nestorian sympathizer.
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 Asia Minor — FactMonster.com
Near the southern coast of Asia Minor are the Taurus Mts.; the rest of the peninsula is occupied by the Anatolian plateau, which is crossed by numerous mountains interspersed with lakes.
In ancient times most Eastern and Western civilizations intersected in Asia Minor, for it was connected with Mesopotamia by the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and with Greece by the Aegean and Mediterranean seas.
Asia Minor was then gradually (13th–15th cent.) conquered by the Ottoman Turks.
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 Geographia: Asia and Africa
Caria was a coastal region in southwestern Asia Minor, bordered by Lydia in the north and Lycia in the west.
Lycia was a region of southern Asia Minor, east of Caria.
Bithynia was a region in northwestern Asia Minor on the coasts of Marmara Sea and the Black Sea.
www.timelessmyths.com /classical/asia.html   (2948 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Troy (Asia Minor)
Troy (Asia Minor), also Ilium (ancient Ilion), famous city of Greek legend, on the northwestern corner of Asia Minor, in present-day Turkey.
Asia Minor, region of the ancient world, roughly corresponding to present Asian Turkey, or the peninsula of Anatolia.
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 History of a Family from Asia Minor
I thought that the parts having to do with Asia Minor (where both of my parents were born) might be of wider interest so I have put them together as a separate story.
For a start, the army was pushing deep in the interior of Asia Minor thus not only stretching its supply lines but also going into territories with a hostile population since Greeks (or more precisely the Rom millet) were absent from many parts of the interior.
It is important to remember that the catastrophe of Asia Minor was the end result of events that started with the British desire to control the Iraqi oil fields.
www.theopavlidis.com /AsiaMinor/History1.htm   (6761 words)

  
 Asia Minor - Simple English Wikipedia
A large part of the Asian part of Turkey is Asia Minor.
The seas surrounding Asia Minor are the Black Sea, the Egeian Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.
The Roman Empire had a province called Asia, which was in Turkey.
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 Coins of Asia Minor
In 133 BC it became, in essence, the capital of the Roman province of Asia.
Cilicia is a district of southern Asia Minor, the eastern part of which consists of a rich plain.
According to the writer Strabo, Kyme (or Cyme) was the largest and noblest of the cities of Aeolis, a region of Asia Minor.
www.usask.ca /antiquities/coins/asia_minor.html   (1035 words)

  
 Asia Minor on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Hittites established the first major civilization in Asia Minor about 1800 BC Beginning in the 8th cent.
Asia Minor was then gradually (13th-15th cent.) conquered by the Ottoman Turks.
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 JewishEncyclopedia.com - ASIA MINOR:   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The western extremity of Asia, which seems to have been known to the Jews at a relatively early date; for to this region belong the greater number of the sons of Japhet mentioned in the ethnographic lists in Gen. x.
Cæsar and Augustus, however, assured to the Jews the rights of sojourn and of free worship; yet it is improbable that in the Greek towns they possessed the right of citizenship and a corresponding share of public honors.
The Jews of Asia Minor probably shared the vicissitudes of their coreligionists in Oriental Christendom; undergoing, like them, the changes of an increasingly harsh legislation, and the persecutions of Justinian, Justin, Phocas, and Heraclius.
www.jewishencyclopedia.com /view.jsp?artid=2010&letter=A   (1285 words)

  
 Asia, Mysia
In 281 B.C. when Lysimachus, who had appropriated Western Asia Minor as a successor of Alexander the Great, was defeated by Seleucus of Syria, Philataerus whom he had appointed to direct his fortress perched on the rocky terrain over the Caicus Valley seized his chance to secure the fortress for himself.
Pergamum was granted its freedom of sorts by the governor of Asia, Publius Servilius Isauricus, who had taken steps in the senate to protect the provinces from excessive advantage by Roman capitalists.
Pergamum passed from a kingdom to the Roman province of Mysia then to the province of Asia before it was deemed a democracy under the hegemony of the Roman Empire, but its culture never failed to thrive, surviving every upheaval.
www.usd.edu /~clehmann/pir/asiamysi.htm   (1081 words)

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