Gargar (settlement)

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A city near the Euphrates between Melitene and Amida.

Names

  • Arabic: كركر = Karkar 1
  • Syriac: ܒܝܪܬܐ ܕܓܪܓܪ = BYRTʾ DGRGR 2
  • Syriac: ܓܪܓܪ = GRGR 3
Show table of instances where this place is mentioned
Event DescriptionDate
Event mentioned by Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī. 1 before c. 1225c.1225877 A.H. / 14721995
Events mentioned by Michael the Syrian 2-3 before 11991195-1199?15982009

Sources

  • 1Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī, Muʿjam al-buldān (Beirut: Dār Ṣādr, 1995), (3) 19 (4) 452 [Arabic].
  • 2Gregorios Yuhanna Ibrahim, ed., The Edessa-Aleppo Syriac Codex of the Chronicle of Michael the Great (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2009), 700 [Syriac].
    • Birta de Gargar: J.-B. Chabot, trans., Chronique de Michel le Syrien (Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1901), III, 341, 397 [French].
  • 3Gregorios Yuhanna Ibrahim, ed., The Edessa-Aleppo Syriac Codex of the Chronicle of Michael the Great (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2009), 515 [Syriac].
    • Gargar : J.-B. Chabot, trans., Chronique de Michel le Syrien (Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1901), III, 58, 198, 200, 205, 206, 210, 211, 219, 228, 244, 247, 250, 251, 266, 290, 291, 294, 295, 297, 318, 329, 374, 392, 473 [French].
    • Gargar: Michael the Syrian, The Chronicle of Michael the Great (The Edessa-Aleppo Syriac Codex): Books XV–XXI From the Year 1050 to 1195 AD, ed. Amir Harrak (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2019), 32 n.98, 58, 94, 100, 108, 110, 112, 120, 122, 138, 156, 186, 192, 198, 200, 210 & n.618, 230, 232 n.749, 272 n.764, 276, 284, 290, 330, 394, 424, 442 & n.1188 [Syriac with English translation].

How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson, et al., “Gargar” in Thomas A. Carlson, ed. Historical Index of the Medieval Middle East, last modified September 16, 2021, https://medievalmideast.org/place/75.

Additional credit information:

  • Thomas A. Carlson: Data merging and XML; matching and transliteration from Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī’s Muʿjam al-Buldān; and categorization, matching, Syriac collection and transliteration, and reconciling Harrak's pages from Michael's chronicle
  • Evan Willford: place categorization; abstract; and Syriac Gazetter matching
  • Jessica Mutter: categorization, matching, and reconciling Harrak's pages from Michael's chronicle
  • McKenzie Cady: categorization from Michael's chronicle
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