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Central Asia In Historical Perspective : John M. Olin Critical Issues Series - Beatrice F. Manz

Central Asia In Historical Perspective

John M. Olin Critical Issues Series

By: Beatrice F. Manz (Editor)

Paperback Published: 6th October 1998
ISBN: 9780813336381
Number Of Pages: 259

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Since the demise of Soviet power, the newly independent republics are redefining their identities and their relations with the world at large. In Central Asia, which lies at the crossroads of several cultures, the emerging trends are complex and ambiguous.In this volume, leading experts explore factors that have driven the region's historical development and that continue to define it today: overlapping Islamic, Russian, and steppe cultures and their impact on attempts to delimit national borders and to create independent states; the legacy of Soviet and earlier imperial rule in economic and social relations; and the competition between Uzbek, Tajik, and other group identities.The authors make few predictions, but their original and thought-provoking analyses offer readers new insight into those aspects of Central Asia's past that may shape its future.

Map of Contemporary Central Asia
Introductionp. 1
Historical Backgroundp. 4
The Legacy of the Mongolsp. 27
The Symbiosis of Turk and Tajikp. 45
Central Asia as a Part of the Modern Islamic Worldp. 62
Volga Tatars in Central Asia, 18th-20th Centuries: From Diaspora to Hegemonyp. 82
Soviet Uzbekistan: State and Nation in Historical Perspectivep. 103
Tajiks and the Persian Worldp. 127
Underdevelopment and Ethnic Relations in Central Asiap. 144
The Influence of Islam in Post-Soviet Kazakhstanp. 164
Commensals or Parasites? Russians, Kazakhs, Uzbeks, and Others in Central Asiap. 185
Post-Soviet Central Asia and the Commonwealth of Independent States: The Economic Background of Interdependencep. 202
About the Book and Editorp. 233
About the Contributorsp. 235
Indexp. 237
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ISBN: 9780813336381
ISBN-10: 0813336384
Series: John M. Olin Critical Issues Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 259
Published: 6th October 1998
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1