ԱՐՄԻՆԻՅԱ ԱՐԱԲԱԿԱՆ ՆԱՀԱՆԳԻ ՈՒ ՆՐԱ ՎԱՐՉԱԿԱՆ ՄԻԱՒՈՐՆԵՐԻ ԲՆԱԿՉՈՒԹԵԱՆ ՄՕՏԱՒՈՐ ԹՈՒԱՔԱՆԱԿԸ = An Estimation of the Population Figures of the Wilayat of Arminiya and its Administrative Units

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In this article the author tries to estimate the population figures in the lands of the Armenian Highlands and the Southern Caucasus, which were administratively united by the Arab Caliphate under the name Wilayat of Arminiya in the 8th and 9th centuries. The author notes that from among the five basic taxes of the Caliphate only two were widely applied in Arminiya: the Kharaj and the Jizya, of which eventually only the Jizya tax prevailed. The author explains that Wilayat of Arminiya consisted of three parts: Armeniya I (Greater Armenia proper with certain exclusions), Arminiya II (Arran, i.e. Albania) and Arminiya III (Jurzan, i.e. Eastern Georgia). The first census in the Caliphate was conducted in 725-726, but a historian of the time confirms that the documents of what was considered to be the finance office of the Caliphate were burnt to ashes in 799-800. Accordingly, the author finds it almost impossible to reconstruct the taxing data of the 8th century Caliphate. The author, notes, however, that the 81
Original languageArmenian
Pages (from-to)195-203
JournalHaigazian Armenological Review
Volume34
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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