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Karabakh as independent khanate. Karabakh Meliks

In the mountainous  part of the Karabakh khanate, there were small feudal   entities  –  melikdoms: Khachen, Varanda, Talish (or Gulistan), Dizak and  Jeraberd,  which  totally depended on Karabakh khans and did not  play an independent  ...

Karabakh as independent khanate

At the time of the Safavid state, the  entire  territory of  Azerbaijan was  made  up  of four  beylerbeydoms: Shirvan, Karabakh (or Ganja), Chukhursaad (or iravan) and Azerbaijan (or Tabriz) [ref]Rahmani  A. A. Azerbaijan in the  late ...

Karabakh as independent khanate. Rise of Karabakh Khanate

On orders from Panah Ali-khan, the ancient castles of Asgaran and Shah-Bulag, where the centre of the khanate was moved, were restored. In 1751, the construction of another castle began on a high steep mountain. The  new  centre  of the Karabakh ...

Population and ethnic composition of Karabakh in the beginning of XVIII c

 In the beginning of XVIII c. the Safavid State became very weak as a result of internal conflicts and war with the Afghans. The state underwent the assault of the Afghans from the east, the Ottomans from the west and the Russian Empire from...
Karabakh during Nadir shah's period

Nadir shah’s reprisal against Karabakhis

In the first half of the XVIII c. the political situation in the Safavids State was still tense. In war with Afghans and Ottomans a commander from turkophone clan Afshar won an increasing glory. Under Nadir khan’s leadership the Safavids...

Establishment of the Karabakh khanate

The Karabakh khanate was one of 18 state formations, which emerged in Azerbaijan in the mid XVIII c., after long period of Iranian domination. The territory of the khanate was consisted mainly of the lowland and mountainous parts of Karabakh. The...

Karabakh melikdoms

The Armenian autonomous duchies in Karabakh. Their origins and role.By the time of establishing the Karabakh khanate, there still existed 5 Armenian melikdoms (feudal possessions), which, as mentioned, Nadir shah released from subordination...

Fighting aggression

From the moment the Karabakh khanate was created it underwent attacks at the hands of the Iranian rulers and neighboring Azeri khanates.  As time passed, Panah Ali khan became convinced that the castle of Bayat was not a reliable...

Heroic defense of Shusha

Courageous resistance of Shushavians to the invasion of Iranian troops headed by Agha Muhammad khan in 1795 is the brightest page in the history of Karabakh khanate. After victory over his enemies- the representatives of the Zend dynasty,...