The Khazars' Resistance to the Tally Stick: Uncovering a Forgotten Piece of History
Exploring the Reasons Behind the Khazars' Refusal to Adopt the Tally Stick System
In the ninth century, the Khazar Empire flourished in the region now known as Ukraine and Russia. As a thriving trading nation, the Khazars had access to a wide variety of tools and technologies. One of these was the tally stick system, which was used by other civilizations in the region for accounting and record-keeping. However, the Khazars resisted the tally stick system, opting instead to continue using their own methods of record-keeping. This article will explore the reasons behind the Khazars' refusal to adopt the tally stick system and how this decision impacted their culture.
The tally stick system was a type of record-keeping which relied on notches cut into sticks of wood. These sticks of wood, known as tally sticks, were used to record the amount of goods traded, debts owed, and other important information. The notches were typically arranged in a specific pattern, so that the amount of goods or debts could easily be identified.
The tally stick system was widely used in the …
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