The Khazars: A Judeo-Turkish Empire on the Steppes, 7th-11th Centuries AD (Men-at-Arms) by Mikhail Zhirohov, David Nicolle
English | January 24th, 2019 | ISBN: 147283013X | 256 pages | EPUB | 14.01 MB
The Khazars were one of the most important Turkic peoples in European history, dominating vast areas of southeastern Europe and the western reaches of the Central Asian steppes from the 4th to the 11th centuries AD. They were also unique in that their aristocratic and military elites converted to Judaism, creating what would be territorially the largest Jewish-ruled state in world history. They became significant allies of the Byzantine Empire, blocking the advance of Islam north of the Caucasus Mountains for several hundred years.