Battle of Balanjar (730s)

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Battle of Balanjarl
Part of the Second Arab–Khazar War
Datec. 732 CE
Result Arab Muslim victory
Khazar Khaganate Umayyad Caliphate
Commanders and leaders
Unknown Maslamah ibn Abd al-Malik
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Casualties and losses
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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]

See also[edit]


  • 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.