Culture and Customs of the Central Asian Republics

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Greenwood Press, 2007 - Social Science - 286 pages
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The Central Asian Republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan won their independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Now they are emerging from the shadow of dominance and are subjects of intense interest from the West. The modern culture and customs of the various peoples in these geopolitical hotspots, straddling the far reaches of Europe into Asia, are revealed to a general audience for the first time. This will be the must-have volume for a broad, authoritative overview of these traditional civilizations as they cope with globalization.

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Contents

Land People and History
1
Thought and Religion
59
Folklore and Literature
79
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Rafis Abazov is Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of International and Public Affairs/Harriman Institute, Columbia University.

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