ԱՐՄԻՆԻՅԱ ԱՐԱԲԱԿԱՆ ՆԱՀԱՆԳԻ ՍԱՀՄԱՆՆԵՐՆ ՈՒ ՎԱՐՉԱՏԱՐԱԾՔԱՅԻՆ ԲԱԺԱՆՈՒՄԸ ԸՍՏ ԱՐԱԲԱԳԻՐ ՍԿԶԲՆԱՂԲՅՈՒՐՆԵՐԻ The Administrative and Territorial Division of the Arab Province of Arminiya and its Frontiers According to Arabic Sources

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Abstract

According to the first Arabic geographers and historians (9th–10th centuries), Armenia (arab. Arminiya), Eastern Georgia/Kartli (arab. Jurzan) and Caucasian Albania (arab. ar-Ran) constituted the single province of Arminiya in the Caliphate (701–886). On the north Arminiya bordered the Khazar Khaganate (delimited by the Great Caucasus Mountain range). It coincided with the state borders of the Arab Caliphate. In the north-west and the west Arminiya’s neighbor was the Byzantine Empire (delimited by the Likh, Meskheti and Lazistan mountain ranges). In the south-west Arminiya’s frontiers reached to the fortified Arab border zone of as-Sughur (near the city Arshamashat). The Arab province of al-Jazira (Upper Mesopotamia) flanked its southern border (delimited by the Armenian Taurus and Kurdish mountains). The Arab province of Adharbayjan (delimited by the Kotur-Zagros mountain range the Kotur, Araxes and Kur rivers) constituted its south-eastern neighbor, and on the east Arminiya was washed by the Caspian Sea. Ba
Original languageArmenian
Pages (from-to)319-328
JournalHaigazian Armenological Review
Volume30
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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