Karabakh Beylarbeylik

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Karabakh Beylerbeylik
Qarabağ Bəylərbəyliyi

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Flag of beylerbeylik during Shah Tahmasib I

Capital Ganja
Religion Islam Shiite
Government Absolute monarchy
amir al-umara
 -  1540-???? Shahverdi Sultan Ziyadoglu
History
 -  Safavid Shah Tahmasib I appointed Shahverdi Sultant from the Ziyadoglu clan of the turkoman Kajars tribe 1540
 -  End of Safavid Empire 1737
 -  Disestablished Enter end year
Today part of  Azerbaijan
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Karabakh Beylerbeylik was an administrative region within the Safavid dynasty of Iran.[1] At the time of the Safavid Iran state, the entire territory of Arran was made up of three regions beylerbeydoms: Shirvan, Karabakh (or Ganja), Chukhursaad (or Iravan).[2] These regions were headed by the shah’s governors-general who were called beylerbeys.

The first Beylerbey of Karabakh was Shahverdi-Sultan from the Ziyad-oglu clan of the Turkic Qajar tribe, who was appointed by Shah Tahmasp I in the 1540s. The nobility of the tribe was granted pastures and land plots in Karabakh.[3] The power of the Karabakh beylerbey covered a vast territory – from the Georgian border near “Sinig Korpu” Bridge (currently “Red Bridge”) to Khudafarin Bridges on the Araz river.[4] The descendants of Shahverdi-Sultan were khans of Karabakh until 1736 when Nader Shah took Karabakh from Ziyad-oglu, leaving him with Ganja and a county, which he and his heirs owned until 1804.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jackson, Peter. "Beglerbegī". Encyclopaedia Iranica. Retrieved 23 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Rahmani A. A. Azerbaijan in the late 16th and 17th centuries (1590–1700). Baku, 1981, pp. 87–89
  3. ^ A collection of articles on the history of Azerbaijan, edition 1, Baku, 1949, p. 250
  4. ^ Mirza Adigozal-bey, Karabakh-nameh, Baku, 1950, p. 47
  5. ^ A collection of articles on the history of Azerbaijan, edition 1, Baku, 1949, p. 250