The History of the Central Asian Republics
Central Asia's long and complicated history is teeming with diverse cultures and traditions. The nations of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan have served as a major cultural crossroad throughout the millennia, with many customs colliding and blending along the way. In this comprehensive volume, students can learn how Central Asia developed in ancient times and how the nations of the steppes evolved through the Middle Ages into modern history. From the Silk Road to Russian colonization to Soviet rule, Central Asia's ever-changing nations continue to play an important role in international society today. This volume is the perfect addition to any high school, public, or undergraduate library.
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Islamization and the Birth of Central Asian Nations Seventh through Fourteenth Centuries
4 The Medieval States of Central Asia Fifteenth through Nineteenth Centuries
5 Russian Colonization 18651917
6 The Revolutionary Era 19171924
7 The Soviet Rule 19251991