Abbas I's Shirvan campaign

Abbas I's Shirvan campaign took place in 1606–1607, during the Ottoman-Safavid War of 1603–1618. The Safavids had lost control over the province by the Treaty of Constantinople of 1590. In the winter of 1606, Safavid king (shah) Abbas I (r. 1588–1629), invaded Shirvan.[1] Derbent and Baku soon fell as a result of pro-Safavid uprisings and in the spring of 1607 Abbas I and his men successfully besieged Shamakhi, the provincial capital of Shirvan.[2] With the reconquest of Shirvan, the Safavids had recovered all territories lost to the Ottomans in 1590.[2][3] (see Treaty of Nasuh Pasha)

Abbas I's Shirvan campaign
Part of the Ottoman-Safavid War of 1603–1618
Shirvan (present-day Azerbaijan Republic and southern Dagestan)
Result Safavid victory, reconquest of Shirvan
Safavid Empire Ottoman Empire Ottoman Empire


  1. ^ Blow 2009, pp. 82–83.
  2. ^ a b Blow 2009, p. 83.
  3. ^ Emiralioğlu 2014, p. 143.


  • Blow, David (2009). Shah Abbas: The Ruthless King Who became an Iranian Legend. London, UK: I. B. Tauris & Co. Ltd. p. 20. ISBN 978-1845119898. LCCN 2009464064.
  • Emiralioğlu, Pinar (2014). Geographical Knowledge and Imperial Culture in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. ISBN 978-1472415332.