Khazars: A Judeo-Turkish Empire on the Steppes, 7th-11th Centuries AD by Mikhail

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller the_nile (986,659) 99.1%, Location: Sydney, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 143099397426 FREE SHIPPING AUSTRALIA WIDE Khazars by Mikhail Zhirohov, David Nicolle 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. They also achieved a remarkable level of metal-working technology, and their military elite wore forms of iron plate armour that would not be seen in Western Europe until the 14th century. The Khazar state provided the foundations upon which medieval Russia and modern Ukraine were built. Fully illustrated with detailed colour plates, this is a fascinating study into the armies, organisation, armour, weapons and fortifications of the Khazars. FORMAT Paperback CONDITION Brand New Author Biography Mikhail Zhirohov was born in eastern Ukraine, in 1974. He was educated in Donetsk State University in the History Department. He is author of a number of articles on various aspects of Ukrainian and military history for popular magazines in Russia, Ukraine, France, UK and other countries since 1998. He lives in the Ukraine.David Nicolle is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Medieval Studies, Nottingham University. He is the author of over a dozen books on medieval military history. He lives in High Barnet, UK.Christa Hook began her illustrating career in 1986, after studying under her father Richard Hook. Her work has featured extensively in the worlds of publishing and television and, having illustrated over 40 Osprey titles, she has established herself as one of their most popular artists. Her illustrations combine the historians attention to detail with the artists sense of drama and atmosphere, and they are sought after by collectors worldwide. Christa lives and works in East Sussex, England. Table of Contents Introduction - the Khazars in the history of Eastern Europe * Chronology of major events * Khazar campaigns: Wars with the Muslim Arabs - Wars with Kievan Russia - Khazars and Magyars: the emergence of the Hungarians * Arms and armour: spears and javelins - battleaxes - swords and sabres - helmets - armour * Fortresses: stone fortifications - timber fortifications * Further reading * Plate commentaries Details ISBN147283013X Author David Nicolle Pages 48 Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing Plc Series Men-at-arms Year 2019 ISBN-10 147283013X ISBN-13 9781472830135 Format Paperback Publication Date 2019-01-24 Illustrator Christa Hook Imprint Osprey Publishing Subtitle A Judeo-Turkish Empire on the Steppes, 7th-11th Centuries AD Country of Publication United Kingdom DEWEY 949.6004943 Birth 1944 Dimensions184mm x 247mm We've got this At The Nile, if you're looking for it, we've got it. With fast shipping, low prices, friendly service and well over a million items - you're bound to find what you want, at a price you'll love! 30 DAY RETURN POLICY No questions asked, 30 day returns! FREE DELIVERY No matter where you are in Australia, delivery is free. SECURE PAYMENT Peace of mind by paying through PayPal and eBay Buyer Protection TheNileItemID:118992652; Condition: Brand new, Format: Paperback, ISBN-13: 9781472830135

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