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The Jews of Khazaria

Author: Kevin Alan Brook
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, 2010, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed., 1st Rowman & Littlefield pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"This thoroughly revised edition of a modern classic explores many exciting new discoveries about the Khazars' religious life, economy, military, government, and culture. It builds upon new studies of the Khazars, evaluating and incorporating recent theories, along with new documentary and archaeological findings. The book gives a comprehensive accounting of the cities, towns, and fortresses of Khazaria, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Alan Brook
ISBN: 9780742549821 0742549828
OCLC Number: 505472499
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: ©2006.
Description: xii, 317 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The origins of the Khazars --
The cities and towns of the Khazars --
The structure of the Khazar government --
The Khazar way of life --
Khazarian trade --
The Khazars' conversion to Judaism --
Relations between the Khazars and other peoples --
The decline and fall of the Khazar empire --
The diaspora of the Khazars --
Eastern and Central European Jews after the tenth century.
Responsibility: Kevin Alan Brook.

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"This thoroughly revised edition of a modern classic explores many exciting new discoveries about the Khazars' religious life, economy, military, government, and culture. It builds upon new studies of the Khazars, evaluating and incorporating recent theories, along with new documentary and archaeological findings. The book gives a comprehensive accounting of the cities, towns, and fortresses of Khazaria, and features a timeline summarizing key events in Khazar history."--From publisher description.

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Far from being [merely] a romantic interlude whose brief existence sparked the imagination of generations, Brook's volume shows that the Khazar experience is intrinsic to the narrative of Jewish Read more...

 
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