Timeline Khazars

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740-1259     Khazars: http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/khazars1.html

740-1259     Khazars: http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/khazars1.html

650         The Khazars’ aggressive territorial expansion drove some Bulgars
westward. These Bulgars soon founded a kingdom in the southeastern Balkans
that became known as Bulgaria.
    (TJOK, 1999, p.16)

683-685     Khazars invaded Transcaucasia and inflicted much damage and stole
much booty. The Khazar invaders killed the rulers of Armenia and Georgia. (TJOK, p.159)

730         Khazar commander Barjik led Khazar troops through the Darial Pass
to invade Azerbaijan. At the Battle of Ardabil, the Khazars defeated an entire Arab army. The Battle of Ardabil lasted three days, and resulted in the death of a major Arab general named Jarrah. The Khazars then conquered Azerbaijan and Armenia and northern Iraq for a brief time.
    (TJOK, pp.160-161)

737         Marwan, an Arab general, captured the Khazar khagan and forced him to pledge support to the Caliphate and convert to Islam.
    (TJOK, pp.162-163)

861         The Khazar kings converted to Judaism.  A Jewish dynasty of kings presided over the Khazar kingdom until the 960s.
    (TJOK, chap. 6)

896        The founding date of Hungary. Seven tribes of Magyars settled in the Carpathian Basin. Kingdom of Hungary was formed by seven Magyar and three Khazar tribes.
    (WSJ, 12/26/96, p.4)(SFEC, 8/8/99, p.T5)(TJOK, p. 206)

late 930s     Khazar baliqchi Pesakh defeated the Rus. According to an anonymous letter written by a Khazarian Jew in the 940s, the Rus prince Oleg captured the Khazar-held city Tmutorokan one night. Pesakh, a prominent Khazar baliqchi (governor), learned of Oleg’s actions and conquered several Crimean cities belonging to the Byzantines and also did away with many Rus.  Oleg was badly defeated, and was forced to surrender to Governor-General Pesakh.  This was a major Khazar victory over the Rus.
    (TJOK, pp.191-192)

965         Part of Khazaria was conquered by the Kievan Rus prince Svyatoslav.
(TJOK, pp.193-194)

1999        Kevin A. Brook authored “The Jews of Khazaria."

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