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date: 29 February 2020

Talas, Battle of (751) 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
Author(s):
Nicola ClarkeNicola Clarke

*‘Abbasid (Muslim) victory over the Tang Dynasty of *China (618–906), in (mod.) Kazakhstan or Kyrgyzstan. Convention attributes the introduction of papermaking to the Islamic world to Chinese prisoners taken in this battle.... ...

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