Last Updated: May 6, 2013
Read about The Jews of Khazaria - the general-interest book about the Khazars in English.
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This Khazarian art from the Don valley was added to the Khazaria Image Gallery on June 25, 2012.
"The Bones of the Old Ones: A Novel" by Howard Andrew Jones, published in December 2012, has Khazar characters aplenty, introduced as people who wear fur hats and high boots and carry curved swords. Some of the Khazars are presented as individual characters. The novel mixes fact and fiction and on page 304 admits "As to pure fantasy, the Khazars did not have a doomsday cult that welcomed the world's end in ice."
Over a thousand years ago, the far east of Europe was ruled by Jewish kings who presided over numerous tribes, including their own tribe: the Turkic Khazars. After their conversion, the Khazar people used Jewish personal names, spoke and wrote in Hebrew, were circumcised, had synagogues and rabbis, studied the Torah and Talmud, and observed Hanukkah, Pesach, and the Sabbath. The Khazars were an advanced civilization with one of the most tolerant societies of the medieval period. It hosted merchants from all over Asia and Europe. On these pages it is hoped that you may learn more about this fascinating culture.
Current Publications for Sale
THE JEWS OF KHAZARIA
WORLD OF THE KHAZARS
'ZAMKI' KHAZARSKOGO KAGANATA
THE KUZARI: IN DEFENSE
OF THE DESPISED FAITH