|Language(s)||Caucasian Albanian, Armenian, Parthian language, Middle Persian|
|Religion||Paganism, Christianity, Zoroastrianism|
|- Established||4th century BC|
|- Disestablished||8th century|
|Today part of|| Azerbaijan
Albania (usually called Caucasian Albania to not be confused with the modern state of Albania) is name is for the historical region of the eastern Caucasus. The native name for the country is unknown. It was on the land of present-day republic of Azerbaijan and partially southern Dagestan.
References[change | edit source]
- M. L. Chaumont, "ALBANIA" in Encyclopaedia Iranica. The Sasanian period. In about A.D. 252-53 Šāpūr I made himself lord of Great Armenia, which was turned into a Sasanian province; Iberia and Albania were also soon conquered and annexed.
- Robert H. Hewsen. "Ethno-History and the Armenian Influence upon the Caucasian Albanians", in: Samuelian, Thomas J. (Ed.), Classical Armenian Culture. Influences and Creativity. Chicago: 1982, pp. 27-40.
- Bosworth, Clifford E. Arran. Encyclopædia Iranica.