The Maternal Genetic Lineages of Ashkenazic Jews (Paperback)
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This book presents up-to-date information on the origins of the Ashkenazic Jewish people from central and eastern Europe based on genetic research on modern and pre-modern populations. It focuses on the 129 maternal haplogroups that the author confirmed that Ashkenazim have acquired from distinct female ancestors who were indigenous to diverse lands that include Israel, Italy, Poland, Germany, North Africa, and China, revealing both their Israelite inheritance and the lasting legacy of conversions to Judaism. Genetic connections between Ashkenazic Jews and other Jewish populations, including Turkish Jews, Moroccan Jews, Tunisian Jews, Iranian Jews, and Cochin Jews, are indicated wherever they are known.
About the Author
Kevin Alan Brook led the study "The Genetics of Crimean Karaites" in the Summer 2014 issue of Karadeniz Araştırmaları and worked as a genetic genealogy researcher specializing in Sephardic Jewish DNA. He is also the author of the book The Jews of Khazaria and many other works on Jewish history.