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 dynasty Safavid 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.