Inside Central Asia: A Political and Cultural History of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Iran

Inside Central Asia: A Political and Cultural History of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Iran

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By (author) Dilip Hiro

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  • Publisher: Overlook Press
  • Format: Paperback | 461 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 28mm | 458g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2011
  • ISBN 10: 159020333X
  • ISBN 13: 9781590203330
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: maps
  • Sales rank: 152,068

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The former Soviet republics of Central Asia comprise a sprawling, politically pivotal, densely populated, and richly cultured area of the world. In this comprehensive new treatment, renowned political writer and historian Dilip Hiro places the politics, peoples, and cultural background of this critical region firmly into the context of current international focus.

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"Readers acquainted with Mr. Hiro's prolific writing about Asia and the Islamic world will be unsurprised to learn that "Inside Central Asia" is a conscientious guide to the region, full of dependable history- telling and analysis." -"The Economist" "A newcomer to Central Asia will find Mr. Hiro's book an approachable introduction that is free of both academic jargon and cultural stereotypes." -"Dow Jones Newswire" "Hiro succeeds in presenting colorful anecdotes along with facts and how historical contingencies have created the present. . . Even as an academic, I learned many little details that academic historians typically excise in order to appear more serious." -"Foreign Policy Blog" "Hiro's account provides a fast-moving and well-sourced genealogy of the Central Asian republics' political and economic trajectories, focusing on the post-Stalinist period up to the present day. It is unlikely that more comprehensive analysis of this period in Central Asia has