Caucasian Albania

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Caucasian Albania
4th century BC – 8th century AD
Borders of Arsacid kingdom Caucasian Albania (late 4th century) in the Sassanid empie[1]
Capital Kabalak, Partav
Languages Caucasian Albanian, Armenian, Parthian language, Middle Persian
Religion Paganism, Christianity, Zoroastrianism
Political structure Empire
Historical era Antiquity
 •  Established 4th century BC
 •  Disestablished 8th century
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Achaemenid Empire
Rashidun Caliphate
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.[2][3] It was on the land of present-day republic of Azerbaijan and partially southern Dagestan.

References[change | change source]

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Bosworth, Clifford E. Arran. Encyclopædia Iranica.