Asia (region)


A place


  • Armenian: Ասիա = Asia 1
  • Hebrew: אסיה = ʾSYH 2
  • Syriac: ܐܣܝܐ = ʾSYʾ 3

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Event DescriptionDate
Event mentioned by Mkrtich‘. 1 1302130213021950
Events mentioned by Benjamin of Tudela 2 before c.1170c.117313th C1907
Events mentioned by Michael the Syrian 3 before 11991195-1199?15982009


  • 1L. S. Khach‘ikyan, ed., XIV Dari Hayeren Dzeṛagreri Hishatakaranner (Yerevan: Haykakan S. S. Ṛ. Gitut‘yunneri Akademiayi Hratarakch‘ut‘yun, 1950), no. 8 p. 6 [Armenian].
    • Asia: Avedis K. Sanjian, Colophons of Armenian Manuscripts, 1301-1480: A Source for Middle Eastern History (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1969), 1302 (no. 1) [English].
  • 2Asia: Marcus N. Adler, ed., The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela (London: Frowde, 1907), 3 [Hebrew with English translation].
  • 3Gregorios Yuhanna Ibrahim, ed., The Edessa-Aleppo Syriac Codex of the Chronicle of Michael the Great (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2009), 10 [Syriac].
    • Asie: J.-B. Chabot, trans., Chronique de Michel le Syrien (Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1901), I, 18, 115, 116, 119, 146, 186; II, 5, 39, 207, 240, 247, 270, 450 [French].

How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson, et al., “Asia” in Thomas A. Carlson, ed. Historical Index of the Medieval Middle East, last modified September 16, 2021,

Additional credit information:

  • Thomas A. Carlson: Data merging and XML; place categorization; categorization, matching, Armenian collection/transliteration from Sanjian's Colophons of Armenian Manuscripts; Hebrew transliteration from Benjamin of Tudela's travelogue; and categorization, matching, Syriac collection and transliteration from Michael's chronicle
  • McKenzie Cady: citation generation from Sanjian's Colophons of Armenian Manuscripts and categorization from Michael's chronicle
  • Liran Yadgar: categorization, matching, Hebrew collection from Benjamin of Tudela's travelogue
  • Jessica Mutter: categorization, matching from Michael's chronicle
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