The Jews of Khazaria

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Author: Kevin Alan Brook

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442203021

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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The Jews of Khazaria 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). The Khazars played a pivotal role in world history. Khazaria was one of the largest-sized political formations of its time, an economic and cultural superpower connected to several important trade routes. It was especially notable for its religious tolerance, and in the 9th century, a large portion of the royal family converted to Judaism. Many of the nobles and commoners did likewise shortly thereafter. After their conversion, the Khazars were ruled by a succession of Jewish kings that began to adopt the hallmarks of Jewish civilization, including the Torah and Talmud, the Hebrew script, and the observance of Jewish holidays. 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.

Die Byzantiner und ihre Nachbarn

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Author: Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus (Emperor of the East)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Byzantine Empire

Page: 358

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Gladiatoren

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Author: Arthur Koestler

Publisher: Europa Verlag GmbH & Company KG

ISBN: 3905811944

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Im Jahr 73 vor Christus flieht Spartakus mit siebzig Gefährten aus der römischen Gladiatorenschule in Capua und stürzt halb italien in einen Krieg der Sklaven gegen ihre Herren. Beeindruckend und spannend analysiert Arthur Koestler die Macht, die Spartakus "als Anführer" erlangt - die er nach bestem Gewissen einsetzt, um dann grandios zu scheitern. Koeslters erster Roman erzählt die Geschichte einer aus Gewalt geboreren Rebellion. Der Roman belegt wunderbar, wie aus dem talentierten Journalisten und Essayisten der große Romanautor Arthur Koestler wurde.

Geschichte der jiddischen Sprachforschung

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Author: Max Weinreich,Jerold C. Frakes

Publisher: University of South Florida

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 326

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Encyclopedia of the Jewish Diaspora

Origins, Experiences, and Culture

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Author: Mark Avrum Ehrlich

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851098736

Category: Jewish diaspora

Page: 1254

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This three-volume work is a cornerstone resource on the evolution and dynamics of the Jewish Diaspora as it played out around the world-from its beginnings to the present.

Geschichte der Ostjuden

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Author: Heiko Haumann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423306638

Category: Europe, Eastern

Page: 246

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Dotyczy m. in. Polski.

Annalen

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Author: Cornelius Tacitus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Jews of Spain

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Author: Gerber

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439107831

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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The history of the Jews of Spain is a remarkable story that begins in the remote past and continues today. For more than a thousand years, Sepharad (the Hebrew word for Spain) was home to a large Jewish community noted for its richness and virtuosity. Summarily expelled in 1492 and forced into exile, their tragedy of expulsion marked the end of one critical phase of their history and the beginning of another. Indeed, in defiance of all logic and expectation, the expulsion of the Jews from Spain became an occasion for renewed creativity. Nor have five hundred years of wandering extinguished the identity of the Sephardic Jews, or diminished the proud memory of the dazzling civilization, which they created on Spanish soil. This book is intended to serve as an introduction and scholarly guide to that history.

Juden und Worte

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Author: Amos Oz,Fania Oz-Salzberger

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3633734171

Category: Fiction

Page: 285

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Juden und Worte bilden von jeher eine enge Verbindung. Amos Oz und seine Tochter Fania Oz-Salzberger, die als Historikerin lehrt, erkunden jüdische Wortwelten, Wörter, ihre alten wie neuen Bedeutungen, Auslegungen und Wandlungen, die 22 Buchstaben des hebräischen Alphabets. Kontinuität im Judentum war immer ans mündlich geäußerte und geschriebene Wort geknüpft, an ein ausuferndes Geflecht von Interpretationen, Debatten, Streitigkeiten. In der Synagoge wie in der Schule, vor allem aber zu Hause umspannte es zwei oder drei ins Gespräch vertiefte Generationen. Was Juden untereinander verbindet, sind Texte. Es ist mit Händen zu greifen, in welchem Sinne Abraham und Sara, Rabban Gamiel, Glückel von Hameln und zeitgenössische jüdische Autoren demselben Stammbaum angehören. Vater und Tochter zeigen anhand verschiedener Themen wie Kontinuität, Frauen, Zeitlosigkeit, Individualität quer durch die Zeiten, von der namenlosen, möglicherweise weiblichen Verfasserin des Hohenliedes bis zu den Talmudisten, Gelehrten und Künstlern die Verbindung von Juden und Wörtern. Sie zeigen, dass jüdische Tradition, auch jüdische Einzigartigkeit nicht von zentralen Orten, Erinnerungsstätten, heroischen Figuren oder Ritualen abhängt, sondern vielmehr von geschriebenen Worten, deren Auslegungen und Debatten zwischen den Generationen. Gelehrt, behände und humorvoll bietet »Juden und Worte« einen einzigartigen Streifzug durch die jüdische Geschichte und Kultur und lädt jeden Leser, jede Leserin zum Gespräch ein, zu Fragen, Einwänden, Entdeckungen in einem Buch.

The World of the Khazars

New Perspectives

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Author: Peter B. Golden,Haggai Ben-Shammai,András Róna-Tas

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004160426

Category: Social Science

Page: 459

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The Khazar Empire was one of the major states of medieval Eurasia. Drawing on a variety of disciplines (history, linguistics, archaeology, literary studies), the papers in this volume shed new light on many of the disputed topics in Khazar history.

Tamerlane and the Jews

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Author: Michael Shterenshis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113687366X

Category: History

Page: 192

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This book provides a general introduction to the history of Jewish life in 14th century Asia at the time of the conqueror Tamerlane (Timur). The author defines who are the Central Asian Jews, and describes the attitudes towards the Jews, and the historical consequences of this relationship with Tamerlane. Left alone to live within a stable empire, the Jews prospered under Tamerlane. In founding an empire, Tamerlane had delivered Central Asia from the last Mongols, and brought the nations of Transoxonia within the orbit of Persian civilisation. The Central Asian Jews accepted this spirit and preserved it until modern times in their language and culture.

History of the Jews

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Author: Simon Dubnov,Moshe Spiegel

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 9780845366592

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Die Teemeisterin

Roman

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Author: Ellis Avery,Barbara Heller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453406612

Category:

Page: 575

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The Genesis of the Bible

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Author: Shaka Saye Bambata Dolo

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1467024481

Category: Religion

Page: 820

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This book is about Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and how the Arabs and Europeans took these Afrikan Religious Belief Systems from ancient Egypt, North Afrika and used them during The Trans-Sahara Afrikan Slave Trade by the Arabs in the name of Allah, and followed by The Transatlantic Afrikan Slave Trade by the Europeans in the name of Jesus, to enslave the bodies, minds, and souls of the Afrikan Race. This book is about the "Jesus' Deception" that has been passed on down through history by European historians, that is still being taught around the world today. This book takes a provocative intellectual, scholastic, historical, cultural, and sociological look at the Bible. This book identifies the names of the translators of the King James Bible of 1611 A. D., and when the chapters and verses in the Bible were created and who created them. The purpose of this book is to expose the historical, cultural, sociological, religious and theological lies of the Europeans and the Arabs. This book reveals the truth of the origination of The Bible, as "There Is No Religion Higher Than The Truth". Join me in an intellectual odyssey through time. Here, I feel like a Lone Warrior standing before a mighty army. Come with me on this perilous pilgrimage as we travel through a parallel universe. I dedicate this book to my mother and father who gave me life. To the rest of my Native Afrikan family for supporting me and encouraging me on this publishing venture. To the Heavenly Father, without whom none of this would be possible. There are others I would also like to thank for being a part of helping me through this journey called Life, such as my professors at the Alabama State University where many a great scholars paths I have crossed. To my American family and friends in Mobile, Alabama who nurtured and taught me from childhood to adulthood. The many friends and colleagues I met in my travels all across America in my intellectual journey, and last but certainly not least, to my publisher for granting me the opportunity to speak to many all around the world in this forum. I am eternally indebted to you all-Thank you.

Jews and Judaism in Kazakhstan

Bukharan Jews, Jewish Kazakh History, Kazakhstani Jews, Khazars, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, Leo Iv the Khazar, Forest

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Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 9781230650692

Category:

Page: 64

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 63. Chapters: Bukharan Jews, Jewish Kazakh history, Kazakhstani Jews, Khazars, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, Leo IV the Khazar, Forest Hills, Queens, Rego Park, Queens, Kuzari, Mountain Jews, Khazars in fiction, Lev Leviev, Robert S. Wistrich, Dushanbe Synagogue, Shoista Mullojonova, List of Khazar rulers, Dorrit Moussaieff, Alexander Mashkevitch, Khazar language, Lyab-i Hauz, Jacob Arabo, Simon Gaon, Meirkhaim Gavrielov, Malika Kalontarova, Jews in Kazakhstan, Grigori Marchenko, History of the Jews in Tajikistan, Taman Peninsula, Yudik Mullodzhanov, Yisrael Aharoni, Yosef Maimon, Ilyas Malayev, Ari Babakhanov, Boris Avrukh, Rena Galibova, Ohr Avner Foundation, Shlomo Moussaieff, Fatima Kuinova, Chala, Mark Gorman, Gavriel Mullokandov, Zakhar Bron, Yitzhak ha-Sangari, Anthony Yadgaroff, Pax Khazarica, Red Jews, Yulia Shamalov-Berkovich, Shimon Hakham, Suleiman Yudakov, Uzbek Jews, Barno Itzhakova, Al-Fadhl ibn Muhammad, Rosa Mullodzhanova, Robert Ilatov, Abraham Prochownik, Idan Yaniv, Brutakhi, Jacques Abramoff, Alp Iluetuer, Itzhak Yehoshua, Jacob Nasirov, Lebedias, Yarmaq, John of Gothia, Boris Kandov, Leon II of Abkhazia, Gazaria, Kozar, Ohr Avner Chabad Day School, Khvaliskoye. Excerpt: The Khazars were semi-nomadic Turkic people who established one of the largest polities of medieval Eurasia, with the capital of Atil and territory comprising much of modern-day European Russia, western Kazakhstan, eastern Ukraine, Azerbaijan, large portions of the northern Caucasus (Circassia, Dagestan), parts of Georgia, the Crimea, and northeastern Turkey. A successor state of the Western Turks, Khazaria was a polyethnic state with a population of Turkic, Uralic, Slavic, and Palaeo-Caucasian peoples. Khazaria was the first feudal state to be established in Eastern Europe. During the 9th and 10th centuries, Khazaria was one of the major...

Gentlemen of the Road

A Tale of Adventure

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Author: Michael Chabon

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0307495655

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Michael Chabon’s Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, sprang from an early passion for the derring-do and larger-than-life heroes of classic comic books. Now, once more mining the rich past, Chabon summons the rollicking spirit of legendary adventures–from The Arabian Nights to Alexandre Dumas to Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser stories–in a wonderful new novel brimming with breathless action, raucous humor, cliff-hanging suspense, and a cast of colorful characters worthy of Scheherazade’s most tantalizing tales. They’re an odd pair, to be sure: pale, rail-thin, black-clad Zelikman, a moody, itinerant physician fond of jaunty headgear, and ex-soldier Amram, a gray-haired giant of a man as quick with a razor-tongued witticism as he is with a sharpened battle-ax. Brothers under the skin, comrades in arms, they make their rootless way through the Caucasus Mountains, circa A.D. 950, living as they please and surviving however they can–as blades and thieves for hire and as practiced bamboozlers, cheerfully separating the gullible from their money. No strangers to tight scrapes and close shaves, they’ve left many a fist shaking in their dust, tasted their share of enemy steel, and made good any number of hasty exits under hostile circumstances. None of which has necessarily prepared them to be dragooned into service as escorts and defenders to a prince of the Khazar Empire. Usurped by his brutal uncle, the callow and decidedly ill-tempered young royal burns to reclaim his rightful throne. But doing so will demand wicked cunning, outrageous daring, and foolhardy bravado . . . not to mention an army. Zelikman and Amram can at least supply the former. But are these gentlemen of the road prepared to become generals in a full-scale revolution? The only certainty is that getting there–along a path paved with warriors and whores, evil emperors and extraordinary elephants, secrets, swordplay, and such stuff as the grandest adventures are made of–will be much more than half the fun. From the Hardcover edition.

History of the Byzantine Jews

A Microcosmos in the Thousand Year Empire

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Author: Elli Kohen

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761836230

Category: History

Page: 268

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The History of the Byzantine Jews explores the Jewish microcosmos in Byzantium. Under the Romans, Jews enjoyed the privileges of knighthood and nobility. Although these luxuries were significantly diminished under Theodosius II- whose wife, Eudoxia, was a judaizing Empress- and the Codex Justinianus, they remained a powerful entity in Byzantium. In comparison to the irredentist Samaritans and Paulicians, the Jews remained areligio licita (permitted religion) that tolerated and even protected by Imperial and Church authority. Their position in society even enabled the Jews to vie for increased power. The Byzantine Jews tried to play the game of power politics through their affiliation with Yemen's Jewish Himyarites, and ill-fated alliance with the Persian Sassanides, and finally through the colossal power of the Jewish Khazar Empire. In this living history of the Byzantine Jews, Author Elli Kohen attempts to revive the spirit of Moses of Crete, Procopius, Eusebius, Theophanes Continuatus, and medieval chroniclers such as Liutbrand, Villehardouin, and Benjamin of Tudela. Intended as a complementary text to other classics on Byzantine Jews, this new work emphasizes multicultural cooperation in the study of this time period. Some of the events and individuals profiled in The History of the Byzantine Jews include: -Byzantine and Jewish polemists- the "Hagiographic Bibliotheca" -Historiography of a Jewish family in Byzantine Apulia -The Jerusalem Karaites finding a safe haven in Byzantium -The rerouting of the fourth Crusade through the Juiverie of Constantinople -The return of the Paleologues -Byzantine-Jewish coexistence under Symeon, Archbishop of Salonica