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Re: Lucus (was: Re: Judajca)

From:Peter Clark <peter-clark@...>
Date:Friday, August 23, 2002, 21:00
On Friday 23 August 2002 15:25, Steg Belsky wrote:
> > And there are Khazars in North Almarevia. In the 18th century they > > trekked > > all thru Siberia, Alaska and what is *here* western Canada, to end > > up in > > what is *here* the Midwest. Converting many western native tribes > > to Judaism in the process. > > BTW imagine the Hebrew-influenced version of the Cherokee > > syllabary... > > > > /BP 8^)> > Wow... is that all the Khazars? They just upped and left Khazaria in > order to come to the 'New World'? Somehow that reminds me of Fingolfin > and his host crossing the Grinding Ice, in Tolkien's _The > Silmarillion_... > Do you happen to have a website about Lucus? With maps?
Missed this; BP, would you care to explain how the Khazars *there* _survived_ until the 18th century? The last Khazarian territories (in the Crimea) were conquered in 1016 *here* by the Kievian Rus', and while there are some *possible* indications that they remained an distinct people group in a small area near the Caspian Sea, by and large they either assimilated with the French and German Jews who were moving into Eastern Europe at that time, or assimilated with the non-Jewish populations around them. Personally, if I were to make a *there*, I would try to find some way of making Khazaria last just a little longer; in some respects, it was remarkably ahead of its time (especially in terms of religious liberty) and it would make for some fascinating conjecture to imagine a Khazaria surviving beyond the Mongol invasion. Of course, some of the reasons why it did not *here* are geographical and socio-political. Khazaria really did not have any natural defenses with the exception of the Crimea, and it was wedged between the Byzantine Empire, the Abbasid Caliphate, and the up-and-coming Rus'. Plus, the ethnic Khazars never managed to assimilate the other populations within their borders, or at least instill a sense of unity, which led to the rapid crumbling of the empire. :Peter


Tim May <butsuri@...>