The resurgence of Central Asia : Islam or Nationalism? / Ahmed Rashid ; introduction by Ahmed Rashid.
- 2017 edition.
- New York : New York Review Books, 2017.
xvii, 278 pages : map ; 21 cm
- 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.
- "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.
- 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.
- 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
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