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Shirvan
Shirvan
Shirvan
(from Persian: شروان‎, translit. Shirvān; Azerbaijani: Şirvan; Tat: Şirvan), also spelled as Sharvān, Shirwan, Shervan, Sherwan and Šervān, is a historical region in the eastern Caucasus, known by this name in both Islamic and modern times.[1] Today, the region is an industrially and agriculturally developed part of the
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Afsharid Dynasty
The Afsharid
Afsharid
dynasty (Persian: افشاریان‎) were members of an Iranian dynasty that originated from the Turkic Afshar tribe in Iran's north-eastern province of Khorasan, ruling Persia in the mid-eighteenth century. The dynasty was founded in 1736 by the brilliant military commander Nader Shah, who deposed the last member of the Safavid dynasty
Safavid dynasty
and proclaimed himself Shah
Shah
of Iran. During Nader's reign, Iran
Iran
reached its greatest extent since the Sassanid Empire. At its height it controlled modern-day Iran, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, parts of the North Caucasus
North Caucasus
(Dagestan), Afghanistan, Bahrain, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan
and Pakistan, and parts of Iraq, Turkey
Turkey
and Oman
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Said Nafisi
Saeed Nafisi
Saeed Nafisi
(also Naficy) (Persian: سعید نفیسی‎; June 8, 1895 – November 13, 1966) was an Iranian scholar, fiction writer and poet. He was a prolific writer in Persian. Nafisi was born in Tehran, where he conducted numerous research projects on Iranian culture, literature and poetry. He first emerged as a serious thinker when he joined Mohammad-Taqi Bahar, Abbas Eqbal Ashtiani, Gholamreza Rashid-Yasemi and Abdolhossein Teymourtash
Abdolhossein Teymourtash
to found one of the first literary magazines to be published in Iran, called Daneshkade, in 1918. He subsequently published many articles on Iran, Persian literary texts and Sufism
Sufism
and his works have been translated into more than 20 languages worldwide
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Trans-Caucasus
Transcaucasia
Transcaucasia
(Russian: Закавказье), or the South Caucasus, is a geographical region in the vicinity of the southern Caucasus Mountains on the border of Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe
and Western Asia.[1][2] Transcaucasia
Transcaucasia
roughly corresponds to modern Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan
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Kor River
Kor River
Kor River
(also Kur River) is located in the Fars Province
Fars Province
of Iran. The sources of the river are mostly in the Zagros Mountains
Zagros Mountains
near Mount Dena. It flows into the Bakhtegan Lake, which is a salt lake. The increased salinity level of the lake is due to the decrease in river flow.[1]Contents1 Description 2 Archaeology 3 Notes 4 Bibliography 5 External linksDescription[edit] The irrigation of the river basin is facilitated by the various hydraulic facilities that were built. For example, the Droudzan/ Doroodzan Dam was built in 1972, near Marvdasht. The river is never completely dry because it is fed by the snowmelt of Zagros, except for the delta in the summer. Several canals were built along the river
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Sasanian
Temporarily controlled during the Byzantine– Sasanian
Sasanian
War of 602–628:  Abkhazia[12]  Russia (  Dagestan
Dagestan
and  Chechnya)  Turkey  Lebanon  Israel   Palestinian National Authority
Palestinian National Authority
( West Bank
West Bank
and Gaza strip)[13]  Jordan  EgyptPart of a series on theHistory of IranMythological historyPishdadian dynasty Kayanian dynastyAncient periodBCPrehistory of Iran Ancient Times–4000Kura–Araxes culture 3400–2000Proto-Elamite 3200–2700Jiroft culture c. 3100 – c. 2200Elam 2700–539 Akkadian
Akkadian
Empire 2400–2150Kassites c. 1500 – c
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Khosrau I
Khosrow I
Khosrow I
(also known as Chosroes I and Kisrā in classical sources; 501–579, most commonly known in Persian as Anushiruwān (Persian: انوشيروان‎, "the immortal soul";[2] also known as Anushiruwan the Just (انوشيروان دادگر, Anushiruwān-e Dādgar), was the King of Kings (Shahanshah) of the Sasanian Empire from 531 to 579. He was the successor of his father Kavadh I (488–531). Khosrow I
Khosrow I
was the twenty-second Sasanian Emperor of Persia, and one of its most celebrated emperors. He laid the foundations of many cities and opulent palaces, and oversaw the repair of trade roads as well as the building of numerous bridges and dams. His reign is furthermore marked by the numerous wars fought against the Sassanid's neighboring archrivals, the Roman-Byzantine Empire, as part of the already centuries-long lasting Roman-Persian Wars
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Iranian Languages
Pontic SteppeDomestication of the horse Kurgan Kurgan
Kurgan
culture Steppe culturesBug-Dniester Sredny Stog Dnieper-Donets Samara Khvalynsk YamnaMikhaylovka cultureCaucasusMaykopEast-AsiaAfanasevoEastern EuropeUsatovo Cernavodă CucuteniNorthern EuropeCorded wareBaden Middle DnieperBronze AgePontic SteppeChariot Yamna Catacomb Multi-cordoned ware Poltavka SrubnaNorthern/Eastern SteppeAbashevo culture Andronovo SintashtaEuropeGlobular Amphora Corded ware Beaker Unetice Trzciniec Nordi
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Vladimir Minorsky
Vladimir Fedorovich Minorsky (Russian: Владимир Фёдорович Минорский; February 17 [O.S. February 5] 1877 – March 25, 1966) was a Russian Orientalist best known for his contributions to the study of Kurdish (as one of the foremost Kurdologists of his time) and Persian history, geography, literature, and culture.Contents1 Life and career 2 Selected works 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksLife and career[edit] Minorsky was born in Korcheva, in the Konakovsky District of the Russian oblast of Tver, northwest of Moscow
Moscow
on the upper Volga River, a town now submerged beneath the Ivankovo Reservoir. There he was a gold medallist of the Fourth Grammar School. In 1896 he entered Moscow University to study law, graduating in 1900, then entered the Lazarev Institute of Oriental Languages where he spent 3 years preparing for a diplomatic career
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Quba (city)
Coordinates: 41°21′35″N 48°30′45″E / 41.35972°N 48.51250°E / 41.35972; 48.51250QubaCity & MunicipalityCoat of armsQubaCoordinates: 41°21′35″N 48°30′45″E / 41.35972°N 48.51250°E / 41.35972; 48.51250Country  AzerbaijanRayon QubaElevation 600 m (2,000 ft)Population (2010)[1] • Total 38,100Time zone AZT (UTC+4) • Summer (DST) AZT (UTC+5)Area code(s) +994 169 Quba
Quba
(also Kuba, Guba or Kuwa; Lezgin: Къуба́; Judæo-Tat: Qybə / Гъуьбэ / קאובּא) is a city in and the capital of the Quba Rayon
Quba Rayon
(district) of Azerbaijan. The city lies on the north-eastern slopes of Shahdag mountain, at an altitude of 600 metres above sea level, on the right bank of the Kudyal river
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Zand Dynasty
The Zand dynasty
Zand dynasty
(Persian: سلسله زندیه‎, Selseleye Zandiye;  listen (help·info)) was an Iranian dynasty of Lak[1] a branch of Lurs[2] origin founded by Karim Khan Zand
Karim Khan Zand
that initially ruled southern and central Iran
Iran
in the 18th century
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Afsharid
The Afsharid
Afsharid
dynasty (Persian: افشاریان‎) were members of an Iranian dynasty that originated from the Turkic Afshar tribe in Iran's north-eastern province of Khorasan, ruling Persia in the mid-eighteenth century. The dynasty was founded in 1736 by the brilliant military commander Nader Shah, who deposed the last member of the Safavid dynasty
Safavid dynasty
and proclaimed himself Shah
Shah
of Iran. During Nader's reign, Iran
Iran
reached its greatest extent since the Sassanid Empire. At its height it controlled modern-day Iran, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, parts of the North Caucasus
North Caucasus
(Dagestan), Afghanistan, Bahrain, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan
and Pakistan, and parts of Iraq, Turkey
Turkey
and Oman
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Great Seljuq Empire
in Anatolia Artuqid
Artuqid
dynasty Saltuqid dynasty in Azerbaijan Ahmadili dynasty Ildenizid dynasty in Egypt Tulunid dynasty Ikhshidid dynasty in Fars Salghurid dynasty in The Levant Burid
Burid
dynasty Zengid dynastyThis box:view talk editThe Great Seljuq Empire
Empire
(Turkish Büyük Selçuklu İmparatorluğu) or Great Seljuk State (Turkmen Beỳik Seljuk Döwleti), known by its endonym Āl-e Saljuq (Persian آلِ سلجوق‬ "The House (family/clan) of Seljuk") was a medieval Turko-Persian[14] Sunni Muslim empire, originating from the Qiniq branch of Oghuz Turks.[15] The Seljuk Empire
Empire
controlled a vast area stretching from the Hindu Kush to western Anatolia
Anatolia
and the Levant, and from Central Asia
Central Asia
to the Persian Gulf
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Ottoman–Persian War (1730–35)
Persian victory[1][page needed]Treaty of Constantinople Treaty of GanjaTerritorial changes Nader expels the Ottomans from western Persia and re-establishes Persian suzerainty over the Caucasus
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Kura (Caspian Sea)
The Kura (Turkish: Kura; Azerbaijani: Kür; Georgian: მტკვარი, Mt’k’vari; Armenian: Կուր, Kur; Ancient Greek: Κῦρος, Cyrus; Persian: کوروش‎, Kuruš [7][8]) is an east-flowing river south of the Greater Caucasus
Caucasus
Mountains which drains the southern slopes of the Greater Caucasus
Caucasus
east into the Caspian Sea. It also drains the north side of the Lesser Caucasus while its main tributary, the Aras drains the south side of those mountains. Starting in northeastern Turkey, it flows through Turkey
Turkey
to Georgia, then to Azerbaijan, where it receives the Aras as a right tributary, and enters the Caspian Sea
Caspian Sea
at Neftçala
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North Caucasus
The North Caucasus
Caucasus
(Russian: Се́верный Кавка́з, IPA: [ˈsʲevʲɪrnɨj kɐfˈkas]) or Ciscaucasia is the northern part of the Caucasus
Caucasus
region between the Sea of Azov
Sea of Azov
and Black Sea
Black Sea
on the west and the Caspian Sea
Caspian Sea
on the east, within European Russia. Geography[edit] Geographically, the Northern Caucasus
Caucasus
(territory north of the Greater Caucasus
Caucasus
Range) includes the Russian republics and krais of the North Caucasus
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