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Welcome to Azerbaijan History Net. AHN was created as a resource for the academic and scholarly community. It is a resource for historical documents related to the history of Azerbaijan. The site contains information on primary sources, secondary sources, maps, links to other web resources, and more.

This site was not designed to provide historical analysis, but rather to be a clearinghouse of documents and works for the community. If you find any references, facts, or dates that you believe are innacurate, please contact AHN with your correction (including a reference).

Organization of Material

The source material is organized first into General Works, Material by Period, and then Reference Material. Within the "by Period" section the material is organized chronologically according to the timeline below. Whenever possible we have used the date that a political power came to dominate Azerbaijan, however, when such a specific date was unavailable we have used the date the dynasty came to power or prominance.

  1. Overviews
  2. Sources by Period
  3. Refernce Material

Sources by Period:

  • Pre-Islamic Era
    • Median Period 728 BC – 550 BC
    • Achaemenid Period 550 BC – 330 BC
    • Selucid Period 306 BC – 150 BC
    • Roman Period
    • Parthian Period
  • Christian Era
    • Sassanid Period 224 AD – 642 AD
  • Islamic Era 667 AD (conquest of Azerbaijan)
    • Arab & Kurdish Period 667 AD -
      • Umayyad Caliphate 667 AD - 750 AD
      • Abbasid Caliphate 750 AD -
    • Turkic & Mongol Period 1030 AD - 1501 AD
      • Ghaznavids 1030 AD -
      • Buyid Period
      • Great Seljuk Period 1055 AD – 1153 AD
      • Atabeg Period 1153 AD - 1225 AD
      • Khwarazm Period 1225 AD – 1231 AD
      • Mongol Period 1231 AD – c. 1330 AD
      • Jalayirids Period c. 1330 AD – c. 1380 AD
      • Timurid Period c. 1380 AD –
      • Kara Koyunlu 1410 AD -
    • Safavid Period 1501 AD – 1736 AD
    • Khanate Period  1736 AD - 1796 AD
    • Qajar Period 1796 – 1813
  • Modern Era
    • Czarist Russian Period 1813 - 1917
    • 1st Republic Period 1917 - 1919
    • Soviet Period 1919 -1990
    • 2nd Republic 1990 – Present