A Historical Atlas of Uzbekistan

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The Rosen Publishing Group, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
Objective Portraits of the Geography, History, and Culture of Six Countries in This Complex Area of the World Asian and Middle Eastern countries are home to some of the world's richest and most complex cultures. Yet to the average student, these areas of the world sometimes conjure images of remote, political hotspots or cultures of religious fanaticism. This unique and timely geography series offers an objective portrait of south asia, central Asia and the Middle East while tracing each country's history to the present day. Using maps of the ancient to modern worlds as its foundation, each book explores pivotal historical moments, encompassing various periods of leadership, the rise and fall of empires, wars, conquests, and any other dramatic changes that affect each country and its surrounding environs. Special attention is paid to include facts about modern events such as the Iran hostage crisis, the Persian Gulf War, and the recent war in Afghanistan. Each book in this series contains rare maps, vivid photography, extensive captions, and resources that include a timeline, glossary, suggested reading list, and bibliography. An invaluable resource for young readers in today's world. Russia, which headed the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), once controlled the Asian region of Uzbekistan and defined its borders in 1991. This book explains how the Soviets' international policies enforced Uzbekistan's isolation from other nations. Uzbekistan, once the center of ancient civilizations, boasts the region's most historic cities, cultural achievements, and architectural splendors. Through the use of historical and modern maps, students will gain important insight into Uzbek history,understanding for the first time how the country regards itself as one of the most important countries in central Asia and why it often takes a leading role in regional politics.
 

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Contents

Introduction
5
The Emergence of Islam
19
From Genghis Khan
28
The Uzbeks
36
The Soviet Socialist
44
Independence
53
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About the author (2003)

Aisha Khan is associate professor of anthropology at New York University. She is the author of Callaloo Nation: Metaphors of Race and Religious Identity among South Asians in Trinidad.

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