The Jews of Khazaria (2ND)


The Jews of Khazaria (2ND)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 315 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780742549814
  • DDC分類 947.01088296


Chronicles the history of the Khazars, a people who, in the early Middle Ages, founded a large empire in eastern Europe (located in present-day Ukraine and Russia).

Full Description

In this thoroughly revised edition of a modern classic, The Jews of Khazaria 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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments                                    ix
Introduction xi
1 The Origins of the Khazars 1 (18)
2 The Cities and Towns of the Khazars 19 (28)
3 The Structure of the Khazar Government 47 (12)
4 The Khazar Way of Life 59 (14)
5 Khazarian Trade 73 (14)
6 The Khazars' Conversion to Judaism 87 (38)
7 Relations between the Khazars and Other 125(24)
8 The Decline and Fall of the Khazar Empire 149(14)
9 The Diaspora of the Khazars 163(34)
10 Eastern and Central European Jews after the 197(50)
Tenth Century
Appendix A Timeline of Khazar History 247(4)
Appendix B Glossary 251(4)
Appendix C Native Khazarian Personal Names 255(2)
Appendix D Other Instances of Conversion to 257(16)
Judaism in History
Bibliography 273(20)
Index 293(24)
About the Author 317