|4th century BC – 8th century AD|
|Common languages||Caucasian Albanian, Armenian, Parthian language, Middle Persian|
|Religion||Paganism, Christianity, Zoroastrianism|
|4th century BC|
|Today part of|| Azerbaijan|
Albania (usually called Caucasian Albania not to 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 Azerbaijan and partially southern Dagestan.
References[change | change 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.