Central Asia in historical perspective

Front Cover
Westview Press, Nov 15, 1994 - History - 245 pages
0 Reviews
Since the demise of Soviet power, the newly independent republics are redefining their identities and their relations with the world at large. In Central Asia, which lies at the crossroads of several cultures, the emerging trends are complex and ambiguous.In this volume, leading experts explore factors that have driven the region's historical development and that continue to define it today: overlapping Islamic, Russian, and steppe cultures and their impact on attempts to delimit national borders and to create independent states; the legacy of Soviet and earlier imperial rule in economic and social relations; and the competition between Uzbek, Tajik, and other group identities.The authors make few predictions, but their original and thought-provoking analyses offer readers new insight into those aspects of Central Asia's past that may shape its future.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Historical Background Beatrice F Manz
4
PART
25
PART
101
Copyright

1 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1994)

Beatrice F. Manz is associate professor of history at Tufts University.

Bibliographic information