The New Central Asia: The Creation of Nations

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I.B.Tauris, 2000 - Asia, Central - 222 pages
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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.
 

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Excellent introduction to the history and politics of central Asia. The author thoroughly covers the Muslim lands formerly ruled by the Soviet Union. Although the title indicates that the subject is ... Read full review

Contents

History and Identity
1
The Russian Conquest
25
Reform Movements Among the Muslims of the Empire
35
The Sovietisation of Central Asia
50
The Recomposition of Solidarity Groups During the Soviet Period
85
Political Factionalism and National Affirmation During the Soviet Era
101
From Nationalism to Independence
125
Islam
143
From Independence to Emerging Nationalism
161
A New GeoStrategic Context
190
Notes on the Text
201
Bibliography
213
Index
216
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