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Published: 1 January 2021

Abstract: One of the most important sources used in the XIX century researches of the history of the South Caucasus is a collection of documents from various years, published by the state, in which various statistical data were collected in the regions occupied by Tsarist Russia, called cameral descriptions. The statistical data in these documents are not only sufficient to show the number of the inhabitants of the region but also the amount of tax paid by the people in the documents, the family population number of the taxpayers, their nationality, the religion they belong to, the language they speak, etc. information is also shown. The work of Fahri VALEHOĞLU HACILAR The Privileged Groups of the Borchali Region of the 19th Century in Cameral Descriptions (Baku: Elm, 2021 - 320 p.) can be considered one of the first studies in this area. The main subject of this research is the local politics of Tsarist Russia after the occupation of the South Caucasus and the Borchali region, what privileges it provided to which groups, what these privileges were.
Keywords: VALEHOĞLU / South Caucasus / XIX / documents / privileges / Borchali / Russia / Cameral

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