Yazmir (settlement)

URI https://medievalmideast.org/place/1030

"(Izmir, ancient Smyrna)" 2

Names

  • Arabic: يزمير = Yazmīr 1
  • Armenian: Զմիւռ = Zmiwṛ 3
  • Greek: Σμύρνης, Σμύρνην = Smyrnēs, Smyrnēn 4
  • Syriac: ܙܡܘܪܢܝ = ZMWRNY 5
Show table of instances where this place is mentioned
Event DescriptionDate
Event mentioned by Ibn Baṭṭūṭa. 1 before 1354 CE1354-1356early 1180 A.H. / 17661997
Event mentioned by Grigor (Tserents‘) Khlat‘ets‘i. 3 1422142214221955
Event mentioned by Laonikos Chalkokondyles. 4 before 14641464-1468mid-late 15th C2014
Events mentioned by Michael the Syrian 5 before 11991195-1199?15982009

Sources

  • 1Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, Riḥlat Ibn Baṭṭūṭa: al-musammāt Tuḥfat al-niẓār fī gharāʾib al-amṣār wa-ʿajāʾib al-asfār, edited by ʿAbd al-Hādī al-Tāzī (al-Ribāṭ: Akādīmiyyat al-Mamlaka al-Maghribiyya, 1417 H [1996-97]), 2:189 [Arabic].
    • Yazmir: H. A. R. Gibb, C. F. Beckingham, and A. D. H. Bivar, trans., The Travels of Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, A.D. 1325-1354 (London: The Hakluyt Society, 1958-2000), II, 445 [English].
  • 2A. D. H. Bivar, The Travels of Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, A.D. 1325-1354: Index (London: The Hakluyt Society, 2000), vol. 5, s.v. [English].
  • 3L. S. Khach‘ikyan, ed., XV Dari Hayeren Dzeṛagreri Hishatakaranner (Yerevan: Haykakan S. S. Ṛ. Gitut‘yunneri Akademiayi Hratarakch‘ut‘yun, 1955), nos. 300, 300b I: pp. 272-288 [Armenian].
    • Zmiwṙ: Avedis K. Sanjian, Colophons of Armenian Manuscripts, 1301-1480: A Source for Middle Eastern History (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1969), 1422 (no. 1) [English].
  • 4Smyrna: Laonikos Chalkokondyles, The Histories, ed. Anthony Kaldellis (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2014), para. 1.14; 3.63; 4.45; 5.4, 5-6 [Greek with English translation].
  • 5Gregorios Yuhanna Ibrahim, ed., The Edessa-Aleppo Syriac Codex of the Chronicle of Michael the Great (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2009), 40 [Syriac].
    • Smyrne: J.-B. Chabot, trans., Chronique de Michel le Syrien (Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1901), I, 64, 173, 178, 185 [French].

How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson, et al., “Yazmir” in Thomas A. Carlson, ed. Historical Index of the Medieval Middle East, last modified September 16, 2021, https://medievalmideast.org/place/1030.

Additional credit information:

  • Thomas A. Carlson: Data merging and XML; categorization, matching, Arabic collection and transliteration from Ibn Baṭṭūṭa's travel account; categorization, matching, Armenian collection/transliteration from Sanjian's Colophons of Armenian Manuscripts; categorization, matching, Greek collection and transliteration from Chalkokondyles' history; and categorization, matching, Syriac collection and transliteration from Michael's chronicle
  • Evan Willford: place categorization and matching from Ibn Baṭṭūṭa's travel account
  • McKenzie Cady: citation generation from Sanjian's Colophons of Armenian Manuscripts and categorization from Michael's chronicle
  • Josh Kuch: categorization from Chalkokondyles' history
  • Jessica Mutter: categorization, matching from Michael's chronicle
Show additional credits