A historical novel
One of my e-mail buddies has written a historical novel about Khazaria.
I told him I would paste his blurb to groups that might be interested in
the topic, just as a favor to him.. You can read sample chapters at
xlibris.com. Address all inquiries to the email address at the bottom.
THE RABBI KING: DAVID OF KHAZARIA by Monroe S. Kuttner (Historical
In history, the Empire of Khazaria occupied southern Russia between the
and tenth centuries C.E. In the middle of the eighth century, the Khazar
Khagan (king) and nobles adopted Judaism as their religion.
The Rabbi King is about a fictional last Khagan of a remnant of Khazaria
the twelfth century. It is the story of David, who is sent to Spain from
homeland in the Caucasus to study Judaism in the same household with a
later called Maimonides.
When the time comes to return home, he leaves civilization to rule an
country. It is sparsely populated by pagan nomads and by the descendants
of many Jewish immigrants who fled persecution in Persia and Byzantium
intermarried with Khazar converts. In order to survive, the Jews must
imitate the life style of the nomads while retaining both their Khazar
and Jewish heritage.
In an effort to reverse a betrayal of his people, David of Khazaria
undertakes a long journey, both physically and spiritually, to save
his kingdom. He meets many historical personages and plays a role in
some of the events that shaped history between 1150 and 1170 C. E. in
the Caucasus, Byzantium, Persia and Egypt.
The Rabbi King: David of Khazaria (ISBN 0-7388-4011-4, softcover,
505 pages, $16.00) is published by Xlibris, a Random House affiliate.
Order by phone at 1-888-795-4274, or on the Internet at
http://www.xlibris.com/THERABBIKING.html , www.Amazon.com, or
www.barnesandnoble.com or at bookstores by special order.