The Clash between Turks and the Caliphate
Lecture no. 20 from the course: The Barbarian Empires of the Steppes
Taught by Professor Kenneth W. Harl | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Examine the initial contact between Islamic civilization and the Turkish nomads in detail by looking at the wars waged between the early caliphs and Turkish tribes. Conclude with the Battle of Talas, fought between the armies of the Abbasid caliphate and the Tang emperor, which represents a turning point for the Karluk Turks and Islam.