The Jews of Khazaria

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Jason Aronson, Jan 1, 1999 - History - 352 pages
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The Jews of Khazaria recounts the eventful history of the Kingdom of Khazaria, which was located in Eastern Europe and flourished as an independent state from about the year 650 to the year 1016. In the ninth century, the Khazarian royalty and nobility, as well as a significant portion of the Khazarian population, embraced the Jewish religion. This volume traces the develpment of the Khazars from their early beginnings as a tribe to the decline and fall of their kingdom. It also examines the many migrations of the Khazar people into Hungary, Ukraine, and other areas of Europe and their subsequent assimilation, providing the most comprehensive treatment of this complex issue to date.

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Contents

THE ORIGINS OF THE KHAZARS
1
THE CITIES AND TOWNS OF THE KHAZARS
27
THE STRUCTURE OF THE KHAZAR
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About the author (1999)

Kevin Alan Brook is an historian in Connecticut who has researched the Khazars since 1993. He has contributed articles about the Khazars to The Encyclopaedia of Judaism Supplement One (2003) and The Turks, Vol. 1 (2002). His article 'The Origins of East European Jews' appeared in volume 30 of the journal Russian History/Histoire Russe. Since 1995, Brook has maintained the website of the American Center of Khazar Studies (Khazaria.com).

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