KARAMANIA , formerly an
See also:independent inland province in the south of
See also:Asia Minor, named after Karaman, the son of an Armenian convert to
See also:Islam, who married a daughter of
See also:Ala ed-Din Kaikobad, the Seljuk sultan of
See also:Rum, and was granted Laranda in
See also:fief, and made
See also:governor of Selefke, 1223–1245• The name Karaman is, however,
See also:Turkoman and that of a powerful tribe, settled apparently near Laranda . The Armenian convert must have been adopted into this . On the collapse of the Seljuk
See also:empire, Karaman's
See also:grandson, Mahmud, 1299–1319, founded a state, which included
See also:Lycaonia and large parts of
See also:Cappadocia and
See also:Phrygia . Its capital, Laranda, superseded
See also:Konia . This state was frequently at war with the
See also:kings of Lesser Armenia, the
See also:Lusignan princes of Cyprus and the knights of Rhodes . It was also engaged in a long struggle for supremacy with the Osmanli
See also:Turks, which only ended in 1472, when it was definitely annexed by Mahommed II . The Osmanlis divided Karamania into Kharij
See also:north, and Ichili south, of the
See also:Taurus, and restored Konia to its metropolitan position . The name Karamania is now often given by geographers to Ichili only; but so far as it has had any exact significance in moderntimes, it has stood for the whole province of Konia . Before the
See also:present provincial division was made (1864), Karamania was the eyalet of which Konia was the capital, and it did not extend to the
See also:sea, the whole littoral from Adalia eastward being under the
See also:pasha of
See also:Adana . Nevertheless, in Levantine popular usage at the present
See also:day, "Karamania " signifies the
See also:coast from Adalia to
See also:Messina . (D . G .
KARAMAN (anc. Laranda, a name still used by the Chr...
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