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The Jews of Khazaria explores the history and culture of Khazariaa large empire in eastern Europe located in present day Ukraine and Russia in the early Middle Ages noted for its adoption of the Jewish religion The third edition of this modern classic features new and updated material throughout including new a Awesome book🌺 Cute and to the point’ History of the Khazars who are the today’s’ Ashkenazi Jewish people who claims to be the true Jews all Lies They come from the line of Japheth Not Shem Genesis 102 3 Read it for yourselves

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The Jews of KhazariaRchaeological findings new genetic evidence and new information about the migration of the KhazarsThough little known today Khazaria was one of the largest political formations of its timean economic and cultural power connected to several important trade routes and known for its religious tolerance After the r I was amazed by how much information is in this book Its so detailed yet easy to read If you enjoy learning about Jewish history read this book

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The Jews of Khazaria kindle Å Paperback ¶ ❴Reading❵ ➷ The Jews of Khazaria Author Kevin Alan Brook – The Jews of Khazaria explores the history and culture of Khazariaa large empire in eastern Europe located in present day Ukraine and Russia in the early Middle Ages noted for its adoptionOyal family converted to Judaism in the ninth century many nobles and common people did likewise The Khazars were ruled by a succession of Jewish kings and adopted many hallmarks of Jewish civilization including study of the Torah and Talmud Hebrew script and the observance of Jewish holidays The third edition I liked this book It is detailed than some other publications which mention the Khazars but leads to the same uestion Are the Khazars substantially or partially the ancestors of the east European Jewry? The author suggests that the Khazarian Jews may represent 25% of Ashkenazic Jews and up to 60% of the Ukrainian JewsThe Khazars were a mainly Turkic people a cultural linguistic group rather than an ethnicity who migrated westward into southern Russia Originally shamanistic they converted to Judaism in the early medieval period and became an important third force balancing the Christian Byzantine Empire and the Islamic imperiumThese partly nomadic pastoralists partly urbanised traders were aggressively expansionist Relations with Byzantium oscillated between friendship and war These relations worsened when the Khazars adopted Judaism a religion that the Byzantines were actively persecutingThe Arab Khazars wars lasted over a century starting with the Arab expansion following the emergence of the new Arab religion Eventually their respective territories were stabilised with the Khazars north of and the Arabs south of the Caucasus This prevented the Islamic conuest of eastern Europe With the Rus the proto Russians there was continuous conflict There was also some conflict with the Magyars as they moved westward but when this nation reached its final destination of Hungary they were joined by many KhazarsThe Kazarian Empire was gradually destroyed first by the Rus then by the Rus in alliance with the Byzantines The last remnants of the Khazars were obliterated by the Mongol Golden Horde This was a tough neighbourhoodTHE BOOK is often too detailed and too arcane particularly in the chapters describing the early years of the Khazars These have the feel of a book by a local history society where all the facts about an area are collected together regardless of editorial discipline Many of these could have been incorporated in the Notes rather than the main text Western European readers will find a confusion of unfamiliar and similar sounding names of places tribes and nations often migrating making it seem like a sci fi space operaIrrationally I was annoyed by the freuent use of the word toponym I would have preferred place name I am sure toponym is a precise term but this did not stop my irritationRECOMMENDATION This book must have been a labour of love and should be respected The details are included because they may not be readily available elsewhere and if they are available they are probably in Russian Hungarian Hebrew Polish etc I would recommend it to potential readers but only if they feel they have an interest in early medieval Eurasian history or in the possible origins of east European JewryTo uote the author at the end of the Introduction I felt compelled to write this book because I want to make the world of the Khazars accessible to both the average reader and the scholar Only a precious few extensive studies on the Khazars have been published in the English language in recent times I am pleased to present this book in the hope that awareness of the Khazar Empire and our Jewish roots will be heightenedTHE CHAPTERS are all prefixed by a brief summary and post fixed with notes The chapters are followed by an appendix A Timeline of Khazar History a glossary an extensive bibliography and an index1 The Origin of the Khazars2 The Cities and Towns of the Khazars3 The Structure of the Khazar Government4 The Khazar Way of Life5 Khazarian Trade6 The Khazar's Conversion to Judaism7 Relations between the Khazars and Other Peoples8 The Decline and Fall of the Khazar empire9 The Diaspora of the Khazars10 The Phenomenon of Proselytism11 Eastern and Central European Jews after the Tenth CenturySELECTED LINKSShlomo Sand The Invention of the Jewish People Arthur Koestler The Thirteenth Tribe The Khazar Empire and Its Heritage Paul Wexler Non Jewish Origins of the Sephardic Jews ; The Ashkenazic Jews A Slavo Turkic People in Search of a Jewish Identity