How did China lose Central Asia? ⚔️ Battle of Talas, 751 AD – ALL PARTS – Abbasid Caliphate vs China


🚩 The pivotal Battle of Talas pitted the rapidly expanding Muslim armies against the forces of the Chinese Tang Dynasty. The outcome of the battle changed Central Asia for millennia to come.

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📢 Narrated by David McCallion

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📝 Sources:
Bartold, Vasily (1928). Turkestan Down to the Mongol Invasion (Trans. T. Minorsky & C.E. Bosworth)
Chen, Sanping (2012). Multicultural China in the Early Middle Ages
Golden, Peter B. (1990). “The Kharakhanids and early Islam” in The Cambridge
History of Early Inner Asia, vol. 1 (ed. Denis Sinor)
Hoberman, Barry (Sept/Oct. 1982). “The Battle of Talas” in Aramco World, vol. 33 no. 5
Ibn al-Athir, Ali (ca. 1231) The Complete History
Sima, Guang (1084). Zizhi Tongjian.
Soucek, Svak (2000). A History of Inner Asia
Starr, S. Frederick (2004). Xinjiang: China’s Muslim Borderland

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  1. After many requests from you guys, I merged all parts of the Battle of Talas mini-series for easier viewing. I hope you'll enjoy the video and thank you so much for watching!

  2. Having experts in your army that know how to make paper is extremely important for the outcome of any battle…
    Or maybe the technology transfer happened in a complete different way.

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