Karasi, Emirate of
- Turkish emirate that in the early 14th century controlled an area from north of Smyrna up to the Hellespont (qq.v.). At first both the emirate of Karasi and the emirate of Saruhan (q.v) seemed more important than the emirate of Osman (q.v.), but by the mid-14th century the Ottomans (q.v.) had annexed Karasi; Saruhan they annexed later, in 1410.
Historical Dictionary of Byzantium . John H. Rosser .
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