Caucasian Policy of Ildenizid Atabegs in Azerbaijan and the Kingdom of Georgia Cover Image

Azerbaycan Atabeyleri İldenizlilerin Kafkasya Politikası Ve Gürcü Krallığı
Caucasian Policy of Ildenizid Atabegs in Azerbaijan and the Kingdom of Georgia

Author(s): Hüseyin Kayhan
Subject(s): Military history, Political history, 6th to 12th Centuries, 13th to 14th Centuries
Published by: Serkan YAZICI
Keywords: Caucasus; Kingdom of Georgia; Ildenizid Atabegs of Azerbaijan; Seljuk Sultanate of Iraq; Eastern Anatolian Turkish Principalities;

Summary/Abstract: Recovering themselves after the pressures of the early Great Seljuk sultans who were on the throne between 1040 and 1092, Georgian kings launched intensive attacks on Turkish territories starting from the beginnings of the 12th century as they received help from the Kipchaks they had settled in their kingdom. The last Seljuk sultans did not succeed in stopping Georgian attacks and launching counter attacks against the Kingdom of Georgia. The first atabegs of Ildenizids, who ruled in Azerbaijan between the years 1141 and 1225, provided security in the Caucasus. However, following the fall of the Seljuk Sultanate of Iraq in 1194, the atabegs who ruled Azerbaijan were not successful. Unstoppable Georgian attacks became widespread and these were effective in areas ranging from western Iran to south-eastern Anatolia. The last Ildenizid atabegs tried to stop Georgian kings with political maneuvers, but they were not successful.

  • Issue Year: 2/2017
  • Issue No: 0
  • Page Range: 195-217
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Turkish