Central Asia, 130 Years of Russian Dominance: A Historical Overview

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Edward A. Allworth, Edward Allworth
Duke University Press, 1994 - 650 pages
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For centuries, Central Asia has been a leading civilization, an Islamic heartland, and a geographical link between West and East. After a long traditional history, it is now in a state of change. With the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, five newborn Central Asian states have emerged in place of the former Soviet Central Asia and Afghanistan. Central Asia provides the most comprehensive survey of the history of the impact of Russian rule upon the political, economic, social, intellectual, and cultural life of this diverse region. Together, these essays convey a sense of the region’s community as well as the divisive policies that have affected it for so long.
Now in its third edition (it was first published in 1967 and revised in 1989), this new edition of Central Asia has been updated to include a new preface, a revised and updated bibliography, and a final chapter that brings the book up to 1994 in considering the crucial problems that stem from a deprivation of sovereign, indigenous leadership over the past 130 years. This volume provides a broad and essential background for understanding what has led up to the late twentieth-century configuration of Central Asia.
 

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Contents

Encounter
1
People Languages and Migrations
60
The Population and the Land
92
5a Central Asians Residing Throughout the Soviet Union
106
Systematic Conquest 1865 to 1884
131
Organizing and Colonizing the Conquered Territories
151
The Stirring of National Feeling
172
Social and Political Reform
189
The Changing Intellectual and Literary Community
349
3a Distribution of the Intelligentsia by Profession Insti
378
The Focus of Literature
397
Musical Tradition and Innovation
434
Modernizing Architecture Art and Town Plans
485
The New Central Asians
527
The Hunger for Modern Leadership
573
BIBLIOGRAPHY
609

The Fall of the Czarist Empire
207
Civil War and New Governments
224
The National Republics Lose Their Independence
254
Agricultural Development 18651963
266
Industrialization 18651964
309
GLOSSARY
619
INDEX
625
Helene Carrere dEncausse
649
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Edward Allworth is Emeritus Professor of Turco-Soviet Studies and Special Lecturer, Columbia University. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Harriman Institute and of the Center for the Study of Central Asia, Columbia University.

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