1. The Origins of the Khazars 2. The Cities and Towns of the Khazars 3. The Structure of the Khazar Government 4. The Khazar Way of Life 5. Khazarian Trade 6. The Khazars' Conversion to Judaism 7. Relations between the Khazars and Other Peoples 8. The Decline and Fall of the Khazar Empire 9. The Diaspora of the Khazars 10. Eastern and Central European Jews after the Tenth Century Appendix A: Timeline of Khazar History Appendix B: Glossary Appendix C: Native Khazarian Personal Names Appendix D: Other Instances of Conversion to Judaism in History
Kevin Alan Brook is an American historian and genetic genealogy consultant who has researched the Khazars since 1993. He contributed an article about the Khazars to The Encyclopaedia of Judaism, second edition, and wrote an introduction for Rabbi Daniel Korobkin's translation of The Kuzari. He also researches Sephardic Jewish migrations throughout the world and the presence of Jewish ancestry among Latin Americans, Sicilians, and Slavs. His website is Khazaria.com.
This third, revised edition of Kevin Brook's well-received publication succeeds in elucidating controversial issues, while contextualizing the Khazar polity within the competitive ninth- to eleventh-century world. As a full exploration in English of the history and culture of the Khazars, this volume is without equal. -- Edward J. Lazzerini, Indiana University