Inside Central Asia

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

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 461 pages
  • 150 x 226 x 28mm | 458.13g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Maps
  • 159020333X
  • 9781590203330
  • 221,436

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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
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