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. there is miss informastin on the map as islamic influnce under umayat caliphit was reching southren african as we know them know sudan niger ,tshad , moon island , atria and moritania . this imge of just north africa green is miss leding as historical sorce recored all conecting with all tjose places and they are muslim country majority until to this day .

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