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Internal and foreign policy of Shah Ismail I

One of the leading tendencies in the interior policy of the founder of Safavids state was the aspiration to the centralization of state governance. It was dictated with the necessity of restoration of the destroyed economic life, animation of agriculture, craft producing and trade. Centralization demanded the strengthening of positions …

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Establishment of Safavids State

At the end of the 15th century, the feudal breaking prevented the growth of producing forces in the towns and villages of Azerbaijan. The rise of big land ownership – soyurgals in the Aghqoyunlu possessions caused to the weakening of state au thority, decrease of profits of padiShah’s Treasury. The …

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Ardebil ownership of Safavids

Azerbaijan possesses ancient and rich traditions of statehood. There were such states in its history that they put deep trace in the ethnic memory and social life of the nation. The dynasty of Safavids distingnuishes with its characteristic specialities among these state formations. There existed the Ardebil ownership of Safavids …

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Culture of Azerbaijan in the 15th century

In the 15th century, on the period of the reign of Karakoyunlu and Aghqoyunlu dynasties was the phase of development of the culture too. Science, architecture, calligraphy and applied art were much more developed spheres. Azerbaijan continued to be one of the important cultural centres of the East. There were …

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Socio-economic life of Azerbaijan in 15th century

The 15th century was one of the difficult periods in the socio-economic life of Azerbaijan. There were existed such powerful states as ShirvanShahs, Karakoyunlu, Aghqoyunlu in the territory of the country in the examined period. Although various fields of economy differed from one another in Azerbaijan in 15th century, the …

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The State of Aghqoyunlu

The state of Aghqoyunlu possessed special place in the history of Azerbaijan and the union of Aghqoyunlu played an essential role in the formation of Azerbaijan nation. Even in early medieval they lived in Eastern Anotolia, in the west of Azerbaijan and Iran, as well as in the territory of …

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The State of Karakoyunlu

Karakoyunlu was one of the ancient oghuz tribes, which played an important role in the formation of Azerbaijan nation. This tribe from oghuz origin conducted semi-nomadic life in Anatolia since the 13th century. The central settlement of Karakoyunlu was Archish, which was located in the north of Van lake and …

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