The author was Abu'l-Hassan Ali, son of Abu'l-Karim Mohammed Athir ed-Din es-Cheibani el-Djezeri, who received the title Eizz ed-Din, and is sometimes referred to as Ibn-Alatyr.He wrote towards the end of the first quarter of the 13th century.The omissions are indicated in the Arabic original texts (but not in the French translations) although it is not possible to see how much has been omitted.
The Khazar dynasty, the Ansa (Chinese: Nu-she-pi), was probably the same as the Ansina, the dynasty of western Turks.
The Khazar great chief (Khagan) was a prince delegate (Yabgu) of the Turkish dynasty.
Prince Taksony gave him dwelling-land in the parts of the Kemej up to the River Tisza where the village of Abd-rv stands".
The Kumans or Kipchaks originated near the great eastern bend in the Yellow River.
The Kuman people were baptised in 1227 by Rbert Archbishop of Esztergom in a mass baptism in Moldavia on the orders of Bortz Khan, who swore allegiance to Andrs II King of Hungary.
The names of Kuman chiefs at that time were: Zeyhan, Arbuz, Turtel, Kemenche, Alpra, Tolun.Mahmud the Ghaznavid, who died in 1030, displaced the Samanids in the early 11th century. The Turkmen moved westward, and settled in what is now Turkey.The different Turkmen and Arab peoples which are dealt with in this document are introduced separately in the chapters below.The Mongol states established after the Mongol invasion of the early to mid-13th century are set out in the separate document MONGOLS.Turkestan in Central Asia was ruled by the Persian dynasty of the Samanids in the 10th century.Their name is derived from the Old Turkic Bečenek, diminutive of the personal name Beče, resulted in the Magyars migrating to Transylvania and the Pechenegs settling in their original lands north of the Black Sea.