The Battle of the River Talas

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Faisal Juma



Original Date

September 28, 2019


The Battle of the River Talas is an important battle that you have NOT heard about. A conflict between the Abbasid Caliphate and the Tang Dynasty in Central Asia around 751 AD. While the short term outcome has been overlooked by both parties the long term impact is long-lasting and world-altering.

Sources & Future References

  • Battle of Talas 751: Kings and Generals

  • Bragg, Melvyn host. “The Battle of Talas” In Our Time, BBC Radio 4, 9th OCT 2017:

  • Hoberman, Barry. “The Battle of Talas” Saudi Aramco World. September - October 1982 Volume 33 Number 5 p26-31

  • Maki, A.I. “From Papyrus to Paper” Al Shindagah. September-October 2005:

  • Nghiem, Mathew. “Why is the Battle of Talas Historically Significant?” Quora, 10th May 2019:

  • Saudi Aramco World, Samarkand 751 AD:

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