Central Asia

Central Asia Author Tom Everett-Heath
ISBN-10 0700709568
Release 2003
Pages 290
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The five central Asian States of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan stand at the crossroads of world civilization. Influenced by South Asia, Iran, China and Russia, this region which has recently burst onto the world stage once again, guards a distinct identity. This collection by established experts on the area covers the dramatic Soviet interventions of the early twentieth century, and details the role of ethnicity and the contribution made by Islamic impulses in the process of building the modern nation states.



Islamic Central Asia

Islamic Central Asia Author Scott Cameron Levi
ISBN-10 9780253353856
Release 2010
Pages 318
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An anthology of primary documents for the study of Central Asian history. It illustrates important aspects of the social, political, and economic history of Islamic Central Asia. It covers the period from the 7th-century Arab conquests to the 19th-century Russian colonial era and provides insights into the history and significance of the region.



Mapping Central Asia

Mapping Central Asia Author Marlène Laruelle
ISBN-10 9781409409861
Release 2011
Pages 248
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With renewed American involvement in Afghanistan, Pakistan's growing fragility, and China's rise in power in the post-Soviet space, Central Asia-South Asia relations have become central to understanding the future of the Eurasian continent. Mapping Central Asia identifies the trends, attitudes, and ideas that are key to structuring the Central Asia-South Asia axis in the coming decade.



Central Asia

Central Asia Author Ram Rahul
ISBN-10 8170226791
Release 1997-01-01
Pages 170
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Central Asia has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Central Asia also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Central Asia book for free.



Central Asia

Central Asia Author James Hutton
ISBN-10 OXFORD:600075410
Release 1875
Pages 472
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Central Asia has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Central Asia also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Central Asia book for free.



The New Central Asia

The New Central Asia Author Olivier Roy
ISBN-10 1860642780
Release 2000
Pages 222
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During the anti-Gorbachev coup in August 1991 most communist leaders from Soviet central Asia backed the plotters. Within weeks of the coup's collapse, those same leaders - now transformed into ardent nationalists - proclaimed the independence of their nations, adopted new flags and new slogans, and discovered a new patriotism.



After Empire

After Empire Author Jed C. Snyder
ISBN-10 0788146661
Release 1997-02-01
Pages 235
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When the Soviet Union collapsed, no states were less prepared for independence than the 5 republics of Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan. This book includes papers and discussions presented at a conf. of scholars from the U.S., Russia, Europe, and the Middle East who gathered to examine the region's political, economic, social, and security evolution since 1989. The papers are arranged by themes: the struggle for identity; the roots of Islam in Central Asia: a brief primer; Moscow's security perspective, the commonwealth, and interstate relations; and security implications of the competition for influence among neighboring states.



Everyday Life in Central Asia

Everyday Life in Central Asia Author Jeff Sahadeo
ISBN-10 9780253013538
Release 2007-07-12
Pages 424
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For its citizens, contemporary Central Asia is a land of great promise and peril. While the end of Soviet rule has opened new opportunities for social mobility and cultural expression, political and economic dynamics have also imposed severe hardships. In this lively volume, contributors from a variety of disciplines examine how ordinary Central Asians lead their lives and navigate shifting historical and political trends. Provocative stories of Turkmen nomads, Afghan villagers, Kazakh scientists, Kyrgyz border guards, a Tajik strongman, guardians of religious shrines in Uzbekistan, and other narratives illuminate important issues of gender, religion, power, culture, and wealth. A vibrant and dynamic world of life in urban neighborhoods and small villages, at weddings and celebrations, at classroom tables, and around dinner tables emerges from this introduction to a geopolitically strategic and culturally fascinating region.



The New Great Game in Muslim Central Asia

The New Great Game in Muslim Central Asia Author Mohammed E. Ahrari
ISBN-10 9780788134920
Release 1996
Pages 91
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The dismantlement of the Soviet Union also brought about the liberation of 6 Central Asian Muslim republics: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Azerbaijan. This study offers an overview of the domestic problems in the region, such as acute econ. underdevelopment, absence of econ. and industrial communication and transport. infrastructures, and ecological problems. Also covers the activities of Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and the U.S. It maintains that the resurgence of overly assertive, if not aggressive, tendencies of Russia's foreign policy is a development likely to intensify the level of turbulence in an already troubled region.



India and Central Asia

India and Central Asia Author J. N. Roy
ISBN-10 8180694577
Release 2007
Pages 318
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The volume is the collection of the papers contributed in the International Seminar on India and Central Asia: Classical to Contemporary Periods and some papers published in the Quarterly Dialogue of the Astha Bharati, Delhi.



The International Politics of Central Asia

The International Politics of Central Asia Author John Anderson
ISBN-10 0719043735
Release 1997
Pages 225
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Central Asia is a fascinating region yet remote and unfamiliar to many people. This new study provides and introduction to the politics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgzstan, Ijikistan, Turkestan, and Uzbekistan.



The New Central Asia

The New Central Asia Author Olivier Roy
ISBN-10 184511552X
Release 2007
Pages 222
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During the anti-Gorbachev coup in August 1991, most communist leaders from Soviet Central Asia backed theplotters. Within weeks of the coup?s collapse, these very same leaders - now transformed into ardent nationalists - proclaimed the independence of their nations, designed new flags, invented new slogans and discovered a new patriotism. How were these new nations built, without any traditional nationalist reference points? According to Olivier Roy, Soviet practice had always been to build on local institutions and promote local elites. Thus Soviet administration - as opposed to Soviet policy making - was always surprisingly decentralized.With home-grown political leaders and administrative institutions, national identities in Central Asia emergedalmost by stealth. Roy?s compelling analysis of the new Central Asian states - Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan,Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kirghizstan and Azerbaijan - makes an invaluable contribution to our understanding of the geopolitics of Central Asia.



Central Asia on Display

Central Asia on Display Author Gabriele Rasuly-Paleczek
ISBN-10 3825883094
Release 2005
Pages 484
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Despite its strategic importance and its easier accessibility since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Central Asia has nevertheless remained a blank spot on the map of Western scholarship and public awareness. Bringing together papers presented at the VII ESCAS Conference, this volume aims to shed light on the historical, political, cultural, and socio-economic development of this region. Scholars from within and outside Central Asia discuss a wide range of topics, covering historical processes and events as well as present developments of regional and global concern. Gabriele Rasuly-Paleczek is an assistant professor at the University of Vienna. Julia Katschnig teaches at the University of Applied Sciences for Business and Technics in Wieselburg, Austria.



From the Gulf to Central Asia

From the Gulf to Central Asia Author Anoushiravan Ehteshami
ISBN-10 0859894517
Release 1994
Pages 242
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The demise of the Soviet Union, and the emergence of independent republics in its wake, have had profound implications for the regions on its periphery. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the Caucasus and Central Asia. The essays in this book explore the complex ways in which these republics have found both independence and a new regional identity in their relations with the neighbouring Middle East. Religion, hydro-carbons, transportation needs and ethnic relations with the Gulf States have been rediscovered by the new republics, the study of which provides the basic subject matter for the book. The interests and activities of other regional powers are not excluded, with particular attention being given to the playing out of Russian, Turkish and American interests in countering the perceived rise of political Islam in the Caucasus and Central Asia.



Central Asia at the End of the Transition

Central Asia at the End of the Transition Author Boris Rumer
ISBN-10 0765615762
Release 2005
Pages 449
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The former Soviet republics of Central Asia have largely completed their post-independence transitions. They have established themselves as independent states. The purpose of this volume is to assess both what has been accomplished and the trends of development in the region, especially its leading states.



March of Central Asia

March of Central Asia Author Ram Rahul
ISBN-10 8173871094
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 208
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It is the chronicle of the march of all central Asia, through twenty centuries. It tells of the condition and circumstances of all central Asia.



Eastern Europe Russia and Central Asia 2003

Eastern Europe  Russia and Central Asia 2003 Author
ISBN-10 1857431375
Release 2002
Pages 679
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This is a survey of the countries and territories that make up the region of Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia. Detailed articles dealing with regional issues and problems include coverage of: organized crime, the environment, the economic situation, and religion in the region.