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Jews of Khazaria

Kevin Alan Brook


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ISBN: 9781538103425
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The Jews of Khazaria is an accessible introduction to Khazaria--a kingdom 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 archaeological findings, new genetic (DNA) evidence, and new information about the migration of the Khazars.
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  • Hardcover
    $87.88
ISBN: 9781538103425
ANNOTATION:
The Jews of Khazaria is an accessible introduction to Khazaria--a kingdom 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 archaeological findings, new genetic (DNA) evidence, and new information about the migration of the Khazars.

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The Jews of Khazaria is an accessible introduction to Khazaria--a kingdom 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 archaeological findings, new genetic (DNA) evidence, and new information about the migration of the Khazars.

Publisher Description

The Jews of Khazaria is an accessible introduction to Khazaria-a kingdom 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 archaeological findings, new genetic (DNA) evidence, and new information about the migration of the Khazars.

Author Biography

Kevin Alan Brook is an American historian and genetic genealogy consultant who has researched the Khazars since 1993. He contributed an article about the Khazars to The Encyclopaedia of Judaism, second edition, and wrote an introduction for Rabbi Daniel Korobkin's translation of The Kuzari. He also researches Sephardic Jewish migrations throughout the world and the presence of Jewish ancestry among Latin Americans, Sicilians, and Slavs. His website is Khazaria.com.

Table of Contents

  1. The Origins of the Khazars
  2. The Cities and Towns of the Khazars
  3. The Structure of the Khazar Government
  4. The Khazar Way of Life
  5. Khazarian Trade
  6. The Khazars' Conversion to Judaism
  7. Relations between the Khazars and Other Peoples
  8. The Decline and Fall of the Khazar Empire
  9. The Diaspora of the Khazars
  10. Eastern and Central European Jews after the Tenth Century
    Appendix A: Timeline of Khazar History
    Appendix B: Glossary
    Appendix C: Native Khazarian Personal Names Appendix D: Other Instances of Conversion to Judaism in History

Review

This third, revised edition of Kevin Brook's well-received publication succeeds in elucidating controversial issues, while contextualizing the Khazar polity within the competitive ninth- to eleventh-century world. As a full exploration in English of the history and culture of the Khazars, this volume is without equal. -- Edward J. Lazzerini, Indiana University

Product Details

Publisher
Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN-10
1538103427
ISBN-13
9781538103425
Format
Hardcover
Author
Kevin Alan Brook
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
3 Tables, unspecified; 3 Illustrations, black and white
Year
2018
Pages
374
Publication Date
2018-02-09