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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. Aga Mohammad Shah Qajar After victory over his enemies- the representatives...
resettlement of armenians from persia and ottoman to north azerbaijan

Massive resettlement of the Armenians to Karabakh and other regions of North Azerbaijan

 XIX c. became the most important turning point in the ethnic history of Karabakh. Subordination and consequent elimination of the Karabakh khanate gave the Czarist government an opportunity to resettle Armenians in the territory of North Azerbaijan,...

First Armeno-Azeri clashes in 1905-1906

The emergence of the Armenian national-socialist «Dashnaksutiun» party guided with an idea of «Greater Armenia» led to eruption of the first ethnic clashes between Azeris and Armenians. Beginning of XX c. was marked with a splash...
Karabakh as a part of Azerbaijani Safavid Empire

Karabakh within the Safavid State

At the end of XV c. the Azerbaijanian State of Ak-Koyunlu was lacerated with its internal contradictions. By 1500 it disintegrated into two parts between the grandsons of Uzun Hasan and soon afterwards a new Safavid State came into the power...
Karabakh Maps.Karabakh within Azerbaijani Ak koyunlu state

Overthrow of the foreign yoke. Karabakh within the Kara-Koyunlu and Ak-Koyunlu States.

Karabakh and the Azeri clans living in this region (ex. Karamanlu, Qajar etc) have played an important role in the political life of these Azerbaijanian states At the end of XIV c. Azerbaijan underwent a new invasion from the East. Tamerlan’s...
azykh cave in Karabakh

Karabakh during the dawn of civilization

Karabakh region was the most ancient place of stay of the human being in the territory of the former Soviet Union. Uzerliktapa – the most ancient city type settlement in the territory of the Caucasus also situated here Karabakh is a historical...

Spreading of Christianity in Albania

Sassanid empire Christianity that was utilized as an instrumental for strengthening the power of the Albanian kings and for struggle against the supremacy of the Sasanid Empire had also positively influenced to the development of the Albanian...