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  Saudi Aramco World : The Battle of Talas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Medievalists, military historians, Arabists, and Sinologists have debated the long-term political ramifications of the Battle of Talas.
Simmering opposition to the policies of Emperor Hsuan-tsung culminated in the revolt of 755, and the combination of external pressures and internal convulsions left China enervated and in a woeful state of decline.
The defeat at Talas, therefore, did not by itself drive China permanently out of West Turkestan; it was a weakened China's manifest inability to bounce back after Talas that proved decisive in the end.
www.saudiaramcoworld.com /issue/198205/the.battle.of.talas.htm   (1683 words)

  
  Battle of Talas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Talas in 751 was a conflict between the Arab Abbasid Caliphate and the Chinese Tang Dynasty for control of Central Asia.
Among the earliest historians to proclaim the importance of this battle was the great Russian historian of Muslim Central Asia, Barthold, according to whom it "determined the question which of the two civilizations, the Chinese or the Muslim, should predominate in the land (of Turkestan)." [1]
Battle of Talas Discussion and Analysis of the Battle
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 The battle of Talas
Reviewing the battle of Talas one of the most defining moments in Asiatic history is worthwhile because the same explosive mix continues to dominate Central Asia.
We have to learn many military lessons from the battle of Talas for a scenario like that is still likely to be useful to unravel Chinese war machine.
Shri Mangala, the king of Kunduz was battling a Tibetan invading force, when Kao promised him aid but betrayed him once the former had beaten the Tibetans.
www.geocities.com /somasushma/talas.html   (834 words)

  
 Talas town
Talas is a little known town in a valley of the same name.
This area marked the greatest extent of the Chinese empire - as in 751 the Chinese army was defeated by an Arab, Kyrgyz and Tibetan combined force at the Battle of Talas.
The battle actually took place on the banks of the river Talas nearer the city of Taraz (Djambul) in Kazakhstan.
www.kyrgyzstan.orexca.com /talas_kyrgyzstan.shtml   (701 words)

  
 Comparative Index to Islam : CHINA
The Chinese were led by Kao Hsien-Chih, who won earlier battles in Gilgit and in the Farghana region.
After the battle of the Talas River, the Muslim forces did not pursue the Chinese into central Asia.
The Battle of Talas was minor from a military standpoint.
www.answering-islam.org /Index/C/china.html   (481 words)

  
 Definition of Battle of Talas
The Battle of Talas in AD 751 was a conflict between the Arab Abbasid Caliphate and the Chinese Tang Dynasty over the control of Central Asia.
Chinese infantry were routed by Arab cavalry near the bank of the River Talas after the supporting Qarluq mercenaries defected to the Abbasids and cut off the infantry from the rest of the Chinese troops.
The exact location of the battle has not been confirmed but is believed to be in Kyrgyzstan, southeast of Taraz (once named Zhambyl) in present day Kazakhstan.
www.wordiq.com /definition/Battle_of_Talas   (328 words)

  
 Talas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Talas is a small town in northwestern Kyrgyzstan, located in a long valley between two imposing mountain ranges.
It is the administrative headquarters of Talas province.
The Battle of Talas (751 CE), fought between forces of the Chinese Tang dynasty and those of the Arab Abbasid Caliphate, took place somewhere along the Talas River in the Talas valley.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talas   (267 words)

  
 Battle of Talas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Battle of Talas in AD 751 was a conflict between the Arab Abbasid Caliphate and the Chinese Tang Dynasty over the control of Central Asia.
Chinese infantry were routed by Arab cavalry near the bank of the River Talas after the supporting Qarluq mercenaries defected to the Abbasids and cut off the infantry from the rest of the Chinese troops.
In the long run, the battle is significant because it marked the western limit of Chinese cultural and political influence, thereby determining that Central Asia would be more influenced by Islamic culture than by Chinese culture.
www.godseye.com /stat/en/b/a/t/Battle_of_Talas_be10.html   (305 words)

  
 *** The Celestial Mountains Tour Company ***
Talas is a little known town in a valley of the same name.
This area marked the greatest extent of the Chinese empire — as in 751 the Chinese army was defeated by an Arab, Kyrgyz and Tibetan combined force at the Battle of Talas.
The battle actually took place on the banks of the river Talas nearer the city of Taraz (Djambul) in Kazakhstan.
www.celestial.com.kg /around_kyrgyzstan/talas/talas.shtml   (672 words)

  
 Best Central Asian Turkish Army - History Forum
The battle lasted for five days, it was a stalamate for the first four days and when the Turks switched side and joined the Arabs, the Chinese were defeated.
I am interested in the Battle of Talas and the general history of Chinese interaction with the peoples on the western frontier from Han through Qing.
Janissary you do realize that battle of talas started in the first place is because of turkish revolts, the arabs alone are powerless to conquer central asia, they are usually defeated by the turks.
www.simaqianstudio.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=868   (1706 words)

  
 Battle of Talas - China History Forum, chinese history forum
For the chinese source, this battle was less-mentioned due to the defeat of Tang by the Arabs.
The Chinese defeat at Talas could have meant the loss of their control over the Silk Road in the long term, but it didn't matter because just four years later An Lushan made it happen in the short term by throwing north China into chaos.
As it is, the Arabs never fought another battle with a Chinese army (unless you count the Mongols), and never expanded further east from Talas either.
www.chinahistoryforum.com /index.php?showtopic=725   (1448 words)

  
 YouTube - Islamic invasion of China (751 AD)
Talas is a province of Kyrgyzstan and Taraz is a nearby city across the border in Kazakhstan.
It is this battle that Chin decided to destroy the Turkic tribes and with the help of the Arabs the Chin army was destroyed at its peak and the Tang dynasty falls..
Visit the site of the decisive battle of Talas between the invading hordes of Islam and the army of the Chinese T'ang Dynasty in 751.
youtube.com /?v=AL7ZudT-39Y   (553 words)

  
 Untitled Document
Islam's widespread emergence coupled with China's over-expansion, led to the Battle at Talas River, the only battle between Arab Muslim forces and the army of the Chinese Empire.
While the battle in itself was of minor importance, its ramifications on the future were very significant.
But most importantly, the Battle of Talas led to the An Lushan revolt, which broke out in 755.
www.thenagain.info /Webchron/China/Talas.html   (394 words)

  
 Wolfgang Tiemann: PapeRRoads - Migrating Media through 1250 Years
Du Hwai was one of the Chinese soldiers who were defeated and arrested at the famous battle of Talas.
Together with T'u chueh, the Uigur and the Khitan tribes they were defeated at the battle of Talas, giving room for the rise of a new Iranian power, the Saminid dynasty.
The battle at the Talas river in Central Asia and that of Poitiers in France, the transition from the Umayyad to the Abassid regime in Arabia - three events defining the new horizon of the "world".
www.eastwestculture.org /paperroads/paperroads_mm1.html   (515 words)

  
 UCA Website
In 751, a Chinese army was disastrously defeated at the battle of Talas River by the Arabs, Tibetans, and the Uygurs.
At that time, the army of Tang China was defeated by Muslim Abbasids at the Battle of Talas in 751, and the Tang began to withdraw from Central Asia.
After the defeat of his army at Talas, the Tang emperor’s authority was damaged and many rebellions (incluiding the An Lu-Shan Rebellion) broke out throughout China.
www.uyghurcanadian.org /history.htm   (2823 words)

  
 Islam Watch - "History of Jihad in China Buddhists" (Islam Chinese Muslims in China) - by History of Jihad
After the defeat of the Chinese in the Battle of the Talas river, the Arabs rounded up tens of thousands of Chinese prisoners and their non-Qarluq Turkish allies and took them to Samarqand from where Abu Muslim sent them to Baghdad and Damascus to be sold as slaves, each worth a dirham.
Unfortunately, it was this devious conversion of the Quarluqs, that was actually a pretense to throw off the Chinese yoke on the Turks, that led to the conversion of the greater Turkish nation to Islam in the next three centuries from 750 to 1050.
The Muslim victory on the Talas river also had its negative fallout in the conversion of the Chinese border population to Islam, the Qarluq Turks were followed by the Ughirs and the Hui Chinese (a branch of the Han Chinese) into accepting the faith imposed on them by the Arabs.
www.islam-watch.org /HistoryOfJihad/JihadInChina.htm   (2977 words)

  
 Ottoman Empire - TvWiki, the free encyclopedia
Sultan Selim I (1512–1520) expanded the Empire's eastern frontiers, defeating Safavid Persia in the Battle of Chaldiran and establishing a navy in the Red Sea.
The Battle of Vienna brought a long period of stagnation, as it was a turning point in the 300-year struggle between the forces of the Central European kingdoms and the Ottoman Empire.
After their first contact with Arabs and the battle of Talas, a number of Turkic tribes accepted Islam and propogated their new faith further into Turkistan.
www.tvwiki.tv /wiki/Ottoman_empire   (5507 words)

  
 Talas River, Battle Of Online Encyclopedia Article About Talas River, Battle Of   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Talas River, Battle Of Online Encyclopedia Article About Talas River, Battle Of « back to the Online 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica
Talas River, Battle Of (751) A major battle near Tashkent in Turkestan, in which the Arabs defeated the Chinese, whose power had extended W since the 2nd-c BC (Han Period), but especially since the 7th-c (early Tang).
The W spread of Chinese suzerainty was halted; Islam replaced Buddhism as Asia's dominant religion; and Chinese prisoners may have spread knowledge of papermaking, porcelain, and other technological advances to the West.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /Cambridge/entries/016/Talas-River-Battle-of.html   (124 words)

  
 Colloquium No. 6 - Fung Kam Wing - English Synopsis
In the middle of the 8th Century, the Abbasid Dynasty of the Muslim Empire of the Caliphate (750-1258) expanded eastwards, coming into frequent military conflict with the armies of the Tang Dynasty from China.
During the period of 751- 752, the Chinese armies were defeated by the Arabs in a battle around Talas River in mid-Asia.
During the time of Harun al-Rashid, (768-809) a library, "the Treasure of Knowledge", was built to keep the scientific manuscripts that were taken from Greece as trophies in the battle against the Byzantines (806) in Ankara.
library.ust.hk /info/colloq/jun2002/fung-synopsis.html   (1559 words)

  
 The passage of Chinese medicine to the west American Journal of Chinese Medicine - Find Articles
Among the reasons that axe considered to explain why the exchange of ideas between China and western countries was so poor in antiquity we find the battle at Talas mentioned.
Talas (Chinese: Tian Shan) is the name of a mountainous region in the Fergana Valley in today's Kyrgystan.
On the contrary, Chinese artisans, brought to Samarkand after the battle of Talas as prisoners of war, introduced the industry of paper-making from linen, flax or hemp rags after the method used in China.
findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0HKP/is_2001_Summer-Fall/ai_81596707   (835 words)

  
 History of Jihad against the Spanish and Portuguese (711-1492)
This was a tactic of subterfuge that the Muslims successfully used in the battle of Cadesia (Qadsiyah) between the invading Muslims and the Zoroastrian Persians in 637 and also in the battle of the Talas river between the invading Muslims and the Buddhist Chinese in 751.
After the battle of the Guadelete river, one of the slain Emperor Rodrigo�s noblemen Count Pelayo of Asturias escaped the defeat and went on to found the Kingdom of Asturias, resisting Muslim overlordship from the northwest corner of the Spanish peninsula.
The first battle, on the banks of the Guadelete river, the Christians of Europe were introduced to an enemy who used all foul means to enforce a victory by using a change of religion to mean a change of loyalty from one�s country and community to Islam.
www.historyofjihad.org /spain.html?bl=turkuaz   (6887 words)

  
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The Arab victory was aided by a branch of Muslim Tujue (Turkic) tribes known as Karluks, who launched a surprised attack on Tang forces from the rear.
For five centuries thereafter, Samarkand flourished under the Omayyad Arabs as a trade center between Baghdad and Changan, the capital of dynastic China, until advances in sea transport in the 13th century finally rendered the Silk Route economically obsolete.
Chinese prisoners captured by Arab forces at the Battle of Talas in 751 eventually introduced the art of paper-making to Arab lands and subsequently to Europe, but only after Arab paper-makers, jealously guarding the secret from Europeans for five more centuries, had sold paper to Europe at handsome profits in the interim.
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 Ottoman Empire information - Search.com
The Battle of Vienna was a turning point in the 300-year struggle between the forces of Central European kingdoms and the Ottoman Empire.
Before adopting Islam—a process that was greatly facilitated by the Abbasid victory at the 751 CE Battle of Talas, which ensured Abbasid influence in Central Asia—the Turkic peoples practised a variety of shamanism.
After this battle, many of the various Turkic tribes—including the Oghuz Turks, who were the ancestors of both the Seljuks and the Ottomans—gradually converted to Islam, and brought the religion with them to Anatolia beginning in the 11th century CE.
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 NION:: Four Walls
In 751 CE, the Tang encountered the Abbasid Muslims at the Battle of Talas and got the worst of it: their westward expansion was halted, Islam would become the dominant religion along the western Silk Road, and back in China, the show of weakness led to rebellion, paralysis, and eventually assassinations and coups.
Another significant result of the Battle of Talas was the capture by the Muslims of paper-making technology and several men to operate it.
it took a military defeat (the 1449 Battle of Tumu, at which horrible deployment by the Ming led to the capture of their Emperor) but after that, continued nearly without cease until they were ousted by the Manchus.
www.neverinournames.com /showDiary.do?diaryId=1678   (5586 words)

  
 The Exoticism in Tang (618-907)
In that battle the Islamic Arabs decisively defeated the Chinese.
Kuo Tzu-i army was annihilated on the banks of the Talas, near present day Aulie Ata, by the united Turkish and Arab forces.
The battle decided the fate of Central Asia; instead of becoming Chinese, it was to become Muslem.
www.silk-road.com /artl/tang.shtml   (2551 words)

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