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Construction Activities of Kavād I in Caucasian Albania

In: Iran and the Caucasus
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Murtazali GadjievDagestan Centre, Russian Academy of Sciences

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The article, on the basis of written sources and archaeological data, focuses on the Sasanian fortification construction activities in the territory of Caucasian Albania during the reign of Shahanshah Kavād I (488-531). This policy was aimed at creating both a stronghold against the nomads (the Sabirs, Huns, etc.), and an Iranian mainstay in the strategically important region of the Eastern Caucasus.

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