Inside Central Asia
Dilip Hiro

Inside Central Asia

a political and cultural history of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Iran

1st ed.

Published by Overlook Duckworth in New York .
Written in English

About the Edition

From the Publisher: From a critically acclaimed author-a comprehensive history of the part of the world currently making headlines. The former Soviet republics of Central Asia comprise a sprawling, politically pivotal, densely populated, and richly cultured area of the world that is nonetheless poorly represented in libraries and mainstream media. Since their political incorporation in Stalin's Soviet era, these countries have gone through a flash of political and economical evolution. But despite these rapid changes, the growth of oil wealth and U.S. jockeying, and the opening of the region to tourists and businessmen, the spirit of Central Asia has remained untouched at its core. In this comprehensive new treatment, renowned political writer and historian Dilip Hiro offers us a narrative that places the modern politics, peoples, and cultural background of this region firmly into the context of current international focus. Given the strategic location of Central Asia, its predominantly Muslim population, and its hydrocarbon and other valuable resources, it comes as no surprise that the five Central Asian republics are emerging in the twenty-first century as one of the most potentially influential-and coveted-patches of the globe.

Table of Contents

Maps
Preface
Introduction
1: Turkey: from militant secularism to grassroots Islam
2: Uzbekistan: the complex hub of Central Asia
3: Turkmenistan: molded by a megalomaniac despot
4: Kazakhstan: rising oil state courted by big powers
5: Kyrgyzstan: the Tulip Revolution, a false dawn
6: Tajikistan: the rise and fall of political Islam
7: Iran: the geopolitics of the Islamic Revolution
Summary and conclusions
Epilogue
Notes
Select bibliography
Index.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [430]-431) and index.

Other Titles
Political and cultural history of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Iran

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
958/.042
Library of Congress
DS327.5 .H57 2009

The Physical Object

Pagination
448 p. :
Number of pages
448

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24111113M
ISBN 10
159020221X, 0715638777
ISBN 13
9781590202210, 9780715638774
LC Control Number
2010290463
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