The jews of khazaria recounts the eventful history of the turkic kingdom of khazaria which was located in eastern europe and flourished as an independent state from about 650 to 1016 as a major world power khazaria enjoyed diplomatic and trade relations with many peoples and nations including the byzantines alans magyars and slavs and changed the course of medieval history in many ways. The jews of khazaria is a brilliant work of incredible research written in a very interesting manner this is a group of turkish people from the early midieval period that has been overlooked in most history books perhaps mentioned in a few sentences kevin brook has managed to find out so much on the history of jews. 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 . The new jewish encyclopedia moves on to say that khazarian jews spread across europe and some moved to places like poland during that early period jews seemed to have enjoyed a privileged status evidenced from current tales about a jewish king in poland and from the fact that some polish coins had hebrew inscriptions. In one of the most bizarre episodes in jewish history the central asian kingdom of khazaria converted to judaism in the eighth century multiple sources confirm the conversion yet the entire
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