Contents

1. Introduction...................................................................................................................1

2. Historical Background....................................................................................................4
The International Setting
Armenian Self-Rule in Karabakh and Kapan and the Armenian Armed Forces
The Traditional Military Units of the Karabakh and Kapan Meliks
The Material Resources and Local Manufacture of Arms
Armenian Military Personnel in Georgia
Armenian Military Personnel in the Iranian Service
The External Recognition of Armenian Self-Rule in Karabakh and Kapan
Preliminary Notes
Documents
The Irano-Armenian Conflict (1722-1724)
Ottoman Decision-Making and Exercise on Extermination
During the 1720s
The Armenian Casualties
Forced Islamization of the Armenian Population
The Motives for Anti-Armenian Attitudes

4. Conclusions.................................................................................................................45
Map:Transcaucasia in the 1720s.......................................................................................vi
Table 1. Major Battles between Armenian and Ottoman Forces
(1723-1727)
....................................................................................................................20
Notes...............................................................................................................................52
List of Abbreviations.........................................................................................................53
Summary in Armenian......................................................................................................84

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