As a result, new important academic researches on the history of Aghgoyunlu state were published. One such publication is “History of the White Sheep State” by Turkish historians Ilhan Erdem and Kazim Paydas, published in Ankara in 2007. Politics, organization and culture ”4. It should be noted that the history of the White Sheep state in Turkish historiography was preceded by the monographs of I. Erdem and K. Paydash. Uzuncharshili5, M.X.Yinanch6, F.Sumer7, Sh.Turan8 and S.Ershahin9. In these studies, the main attention was paid to the political history of the Aghgoyunlu state. That’s right, İ.H. Uzuncharshili’s work also pays special attention to social and cultural issues10. Only in S. Ershahi’s monograph the issues related to the political history of the Aghgoyunlus, their economic, social and cultural history 36
investigated as an object. It is in this work that we see the initiative to study the history of the Aghgoyunlu state as a whole and to try to achieve enough to solve the problems posed by the author. It should be noted that the political, economic and cultural history of the White Sheep State of Azerbaijan has been adequately studied in our historiography. In this area, I.P. Petrushevsky, C. Ibrahimov, Y.M. We can show the researches and generalizing works of Mahmudov, Sh.Farzaliyev, T.Najafli11.
Some notes about the work Our monograph about I.Erdem and K.Paydash consists of 7 sections. Part I of the work “Origin and appearance of Aghgoyunlu people on the stage of history” (p.39‐60), part II “Aghgoyunlu principality” (p.61‐84), part III “Aghgoyunlu state” (p.85‐108) , Section IV “The period of stagnation of the Aghgoyunlu state” (p.109‐148), Section V “The collapse of the Aghgoyunlu state” (p.149‐160), Section VI “The structure of the Aghgoyunlu state: palace, government, court and military organization ”(pp.161‐204) and section VII“ Religious and intellectual life, art activities ”(205‐210). Each section of the monograph is divided into separate paragraphs and reflects issues related to the political, economic, social and cultural history of the Aghgoyunlu state. The section at the end of the book, entitled “Bibliography”, provides information about the sources used by the authors, research works and general works on the subject (pp. 213-224). One of the important features that distinguishes I.Erdem and K.Paydash’s monograph from other works on the history of Aghgoyunlu state is that it provides a detailed description of the political history of Aghgoyunlu state using sources and research works written until recent times. Journal of Qafqaz University
It pays special attention to the study of issues related to state structure, management system and spiritual life. It should be noted that prior to the monograph of I. Erdem and K. Paydash, issues related to the social and cultural life of the Aghgoyunlus were partially studied in the work of IH Uzuncharshili.12 However, a more extensive and detailed study of these issues by S. Ershahi studied in the above work. In the section “Sources and researches” (pp. 17-32), the authors tried to give detailed information about the books, correspondence documents, legislation and sources in different languages related to the history of Aghkoyunlu, which they used when writing the monograph. I. Erdem and K. Paydash used the works of Egyptian Mamluk historians, as well as Timurid and Ottoman authors on the problem. In addition, they benefited from the major research on the history of the Aghgoyunlu state in their research. The main point of interest here is the involvement of Azerbaijani historians in the study of the problem, at least in part, after S. Ershahin in Turkish historiography. Section I of the monograph examines the origins of the Aghgoyunlus, their emergence on the stage of history and the tribes belonging to the Aghgoyunlu nation. This section examines the name of the Aghkoyunlu carving, its appearance on the stage of history, and the arrival of the Aghkoyunlular in Eastern Anatolia. The authors note the arrival of the Aghgoyunlu tribes, including the Bayandurs, in Anatolia during the Seljuk marches in the 11th century, and sought to clarify the issue of the Aghgoyunlus’ arrival in Eastern Anatolia.13 who assumed that they had come ”(p.41) the authors of their XIII Number 26, 2009
They show that he came to Eastern Anatolia from Azerbaijan during the Mongol invasions in the middle of the century (p. 42). Abu Bakr Tehrani «Ta