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The Thirteenth Tribe by Arthur Koestler

The Thirteenth Tribe (1976)

by Arthur Koestler

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History of the ancient Khazar Empire which converted to Judaism
  mtsinai | Mar 16, 2011 |
This book traces the history of the ancient Khazar Empire, a major but almost forgotten power in Eastern Europe, which in A.D. 740 converted to Judaism. I think I read this 30 years back but it makes an interesting read especially in light of claims made by Jewry to "going back to the land of their ancestors". If I remember correctly Koestler does some figure work and "proves" that the Eastern European Jewish population could never have reached the number that was present before the Shoah unless there was an influx of other blood into the Jewish race.
  bergs47 | Nov 27, 2009 |
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To Harold Harris the editor with whom I have never quarreled, and who suggested the title for this book.
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About the time when Charlemagne was crowned Emperor of the West, the eastern confines of Europe between the Caucasus and the Volga were ruled by a Jewish state, known as the Khazar Empire.
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