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Cities & crafts in 16th century / Azerbaijan

The influence of these political events to the circumstance of producing forces, first of all, to the condition of urban economy was great. None of the essential cities of Azerbaijan, besides of Ardebil, which had not been captured by Turkish troops, could not escape from heavy results of these wars. …

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Agriculture and agrarian relations in Azerbaijan during 16th century

Related with the extended diplomatic and trade ties of Safavids state with foreign states in 16th-17th centuries, there were kept a lot of letters of European travelers, merchants, diplomats and Christian missioners, who visited Azerbaijan and its neighbourhood countries. More detailed evidences gave: Italians- anonym merchant, M.Mambre, V.Alessandry, Dj, Veketti; …

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Political structure and the system of governance in the Safavids state

It is important to mention that political structure and the system of governance in the Safavids state was based on the traditions of statehood in the period of Aghqoyunlu and Karakoyunlu. Along with unlimited and inherited authority of Shah, there were central boureochrachy apparate, which possessed its representatives in  all …

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Safavids – Ottoman wars and Azerbaijan

Ottoman Turkey restored his attempts to conquer Azerbaijan in the presence of Sultan Suleiman I (1520-1566). Turkey, which confronted with strict resistance in Danube Europe, had to conclude peace with Habsbourgs Austria about the division of Hungary on June 22, 1533. So, Sultan Suleiman united his hands for the Eastern …

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Safavids State in ihe presence of Shah Tehmasib I

After the death of Shah Ismail I on May 23, 1524, his 10 years old son, Tahmasib became the new Shah and the Kizilbash nobels utilized from his minority. Feudals began to terrible and bloody struggle against one another for the occupation of high and profitable state posts as well …

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