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Title ELLAC AND ILEK: WHAT DOES THE STUDY OF AN ANCIENT TURKIC TITLE IN EURASIA CONTRIBUTE TO THE DISCUSSION OF KHAZAR ANCESTRY?
Author FARDA ASADOV
Volume Vol. 2 No. 2
Pages pp. 113~132 (all 20 pages)
Publication Date December, 2017
Keyword Khazar, Akatsir-Huns, Turkic tribes, Central Asia
Abstract Several theories about the ancestry of the Khazars and the origins of the Khazar state have been suggested to date. None of them provides a comprehensive solution for the controversial data of the written sources on the early history of the Khazars. This article investigates a possible link between the title of Kagan-Bek of the Deputy Kagan of the Khazars and a similar title Ellac/Ilek of the Akatsir-Huns. This study of the title argues for statehood and political culture connections between the earliest Turkic tribes of Western Eurasia and the Khazars and Turks of Central Asia.
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