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The khazars and the world of Islam

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A good deal of what we know of the Khazars comes from Islamic sources, or sources in the Islamic world. A large proportion of it concerns Khazar relations with Islam, or Islamic impressions and knowledge of the Khazars. For Islam in its first three centuries the Khazars and their state were of some significance, that Muslim relations with them mattered to the rulers of the caliphal empire, and that knowledge of them was of interest and value to those who were concerned with ethnography, geography, and international relations among the intellectual and other elites of Islam. This chapter looks at three principal issues: one, Islam's experience of the Khazars; two, the Islamic context of the Jewish aspect of Khazar history; and thirdly, the meaning that we should attach to the materials that we find on the Khazars in Islamic sources.

Keywords: caliphal empire; Islam; Islamic sources; Jewish; Khazar history; Khazars



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