A History of Inner Asia (Paperback)
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A History of Inner Asia (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 17/02/2000
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Svat Soucek's book offers a short and accessible introduction to the history of Inner Asia. The narrative, which begins with the arrival of Islam, charts the rise and fall of the different dynasties right up to the Russian conquest. Dynastic tables and maps augment and elucidate the text. The contemporary focus rests on the seven countries which make up the core of present-day Eurasia, that is Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Sinkiang and Mongolia. Since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, renewed interest in these countries has prompted considerable political, cultural, economic and religious debate. While a divergent literature has evolved in consequence, no comprehensive survey of the region has been attempted. Soucek's history promises to fill this gap and to become an indispensable source of information for anyone studying or visiting the region.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521657044
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 520 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'... an up-to-date and systematic, and at the same time short and accessible historical introduction to the countries and nations of Central Asia.' Acta Orientalia
'The information presented is comprehensive and of remarkably fluid reading considering the complexity of the subject. ... It is indeed a distinct merit of Soucek's to subscribe to the integrity of this field with a work of sound scholarship and broad reach.' New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies
"...eminently readable, often fascinating, and full of quirky but thought-provoking angles on the region's history..." Journal of World History
"Soucek...introduces the history and current status of seven countries that suddenly appeared in Western consciousness when the Soviet Union collapsed." Reference & Research Book News

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