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KARAMAN (anc. Laranda, a name still u...

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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 676 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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KARAMAN (anc. Laranda, a name still used by the Christian inhabitants), a town in the Konia vilayet of Asia Minor, situated in the plain north of Mount Taurus. Pop. 8000. It has few industries and little trade, but the medieval walls, well preserved castle and mosques are interesting, and the old Seljuk medresse, or college, is a beautiful building. Karaman is connected with Konia by railway, having a station on the first section of the Bagdad railway. Little is known of its ancient history except that it was destroyed by Perdiccas about 322 B.C., and after-wards became a seat of Isaurian pirates. It was occupied by Frederick Barbarossa in 119o; in 1466 it was captured by Mahommed II., and in 1486 by Bayezid II.
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