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The resurgence of Central Asia : Islam or Nationalism? / Ahmed Rashid ; introduction by Ahmed Rashid.

Author/Creator:
Rashid, Ahmed author.
Edition:
2017 edition.
Publication:
New York : New York Review Books, 2017.
Format/Description:
Book
xvii, 278 pages : map ; 21 cm
Subjects:
Asia, Central -- History.
Islam -- Asia, Central -- History -- 20th century.
Nationalism -- Asia, Central -- History -- 20th century.
Asia, Central -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Politics and government.
Islam.
Nationalism.
Asia, Central.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"The Resurgence of Central Asia is Ahmed Rashid's seminal study of the states - Kazakhstan, Kirgystan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan - that emerged in the aftermath of the break-up of the Soviet Union. All have Muslim majorities and ancient histories, but are otherwise very different. Rashid's book, which appears now with a new introduction examining some of the crucial political developments since its first publication in 1994, provides an introduction to this little-known but geopolitically increasingly important region. Rashid gives a history of each country, including its incorporation into Tsarist Russia to the present day. He provides basic socio-economic information and explains the diverse political situations. He focuses primarily on the underlying issues confronting these societies: the legacy of Soviet rule; ethnic tensions; the position of women; the future of Islam; the question of nuclear proliferation; and the fundamental choices over economic strategy, political system and external orientation which lie ahead"--Page 4 of cover.
Contents:
Conquerors, Khans, and Communists
The two revolutions 1917-1991
Socialism along the silk road: economy and society in Central Asia
At the centre of the world: Uzbekistan
Warriors of the turquoise hills: Kazakhstan
The cradle of the earth: Kyrgyzstan
The mountains of Islam: Tajikistan
The desert horsemen: Turkmenistan
The great game revisited: Central Asia's foreign policy
Uncertain homelands: security, Islam and nationalism.
Notes:
First published in 1994.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-273) and index.
Other Edition:
Reproduction of: . Rashid, Ahmed. Karachi [Pakistan] : Oxford University Press, 1994 (278 p. ; 23 cm.) Call number of original: DK859.R37 1994
ISBN:
9781681370880
1681370883
9781681370897
OCLC:
965519342
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