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Inside Central Asia A Political and Cultural History of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Iran

ISBN-10: 159020221X
ISBN-13: 9781590202210
Edition: 2009
Authors: Dilip Hiro
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Description: From a critically acclaimed authorÑa comprehensive history of the part of the world currently making headlines The former Soviet republics of Central Asia comprise a sprawling, politically pivotal, densely populated, and richly cultured area of the  More...

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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Overlook Press, The
Publication date: 6/11/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.826
Language: English

From a critically acclaimed authorÑa comprehensive history of the part of the world currently making headlines The former Soviet republics of Central Asia comprise a sprawling, politically pivotal, densely populated, and richly cultured area of the world that is nonetheless poorly represented in libraries and mainstream media. Since their political incorporation in StalinÕs Soviet era, these countries have gone through a flash of political and economical evolution. But despite these rapid changes, the growth of oil wealth and U.S.jockeying, and the opening of the region to tourists and businessmen, the spirit of Central Asia has remained untouched at its core. In this comprehensive new treatment, renowned political writer and historian Dilip Hiro offers us a narrative that places the modern politics, peoples, and cultural background of this region firmly into the context of current international focus. Given the strategic location of Central Asia, its predominantly Muslim population, and its hydrocarbon and other valuable resources, it comes as no surprise that the five Central Asian republics are emerging in the twenty-first century as one of the most potentially influentialÑand covetedÑpatches of the globe.

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