Battle of Balanjar (730s)

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Battle of Balanjarl
Part of the Second Arab–Khazar War
Khazar warrior with captive, image from an 8th-century ewer found in Romania
Khazar warrior with captive
Date c. 732 CE
Location Balanjar
Result Arab Muslim victory
Belligerents
Khazar Khaganate Umayyad Islamic Caliphate
Commanders and leaders
Unknown Maslamah ibn Abd al-Malik
Strength
? ?
Casualties and losses
? ?

The Battle of Balanjar was fought around 732 near the Khazar city of Balanjar. The Umayyad army, commanded by the prince Maslamah ibn Abd al-Malik, was victorious and advanced on towards Samandar.[citation needed]

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  • Kevin Alan Brook. The Jews of Khazaria. 2nd ed. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc, 2006.
  • Douglas M. Dunlop. The History of the Jewish Khazars, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1954.
  • Peter B. Golden. Khazar Studies: An Historio-Philological Inquiry into the Origins of the Khazars. Budapest: Akademia Kiado, 1980.
  • Norman Golb and Omeljan Pritsak, Khazarian Hebrew Documents of the Tenth Century. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press, 1982.