Dating az rbaycan
In the Avesta's Frawardin Yasht ("Hymn to the Guardian Angels"), there is a mention of âterepâtahe ashaonô fravashîm ýazamaide, which literally translates from Avestan as "we worship the fravashi of the holy Atropatene." The Greek name was mentioned by Diodorus Siculus and Strabo.Over the span of millennia, the name evolved to Āturpātākān (Middle Persian), then to Ādharbādhagān, Ādharbāyagān, Āzarbāydjān (New Persian) and present-day Azerbaijan.In 1501, the Safavid dynasty of Iran subdued the Shirvanshahs, and gained its possessions.In the course of the next century, the Safavids converted the formerly Sunni population to Shia Islam, The Safavids allowed the Shirvanshahs to remain in power, under Safavid suzerainty, until 1538, when Safavid king Tahmasp I (r.
The original etymology of this name is thought to have its roots in the once-dominant Zoroastrianism.Following Timur's death, two independent and rival states emerged: Kara Koyunlu and Aq Qoyunlu.The Shirvanshahs returned, maintaining a high degree of autonomy as local rulers and vassals from 861, for numerous centuries to come.The power vacuum left by the decline of the Abbasid Caliphate was filled by numerous local dynasties such as the Sallarids, Sajids, and Shaddadids.
At the beginning of the 11th century, the territory was gradually seized by waves of Oghuz Turks from Central Asia.Numerous self-ruling khanates with various forms of autonomy This sparked the final bout of hostilities between the two, the Russo-Persian War of 1826–1828.