Karaites Through the Travelers' Eyes: Ethnic History, Traditional Culture and Everyday Life of the Crimean Karaites According to the Descriptions of the Travelers
Qirqisani Center for the Promotion of Karaite Studies, Jan 1, 2003 - History - 269 pages
Setting: The Crimean peninsula, the borderland between Europe and Asia, where East meets West. Become a guest of one of the Crimea's most enigmatic inhabitants: the Crimean Karaites. The Karaites are Jews who rely solely on the Hebrew Bible. Their enigmatic past still engenders debate and discussion: their supposed descendancy from the ancient Judeans, their association with the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel and the nomadic Khazars, and the heated controversy surrounding their legal separation from the larger Jewish population in Russia fill the pages of this volume with the drama of intrigue, excitement, mystery, and redemption. Karaites Through the Travellers' Eyes makes you an eyewitness to the riveting story of the Karaites in the Crimea, through the words of those who witnessed this mystifying people first hand.
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