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

Dilip Hiro (Author)
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Description

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.

Product Details

Price
$20.00  $18.40
Publisher
Harry N. Abrams
Publish Date
November 01, 2011
Pages
461
Dimensions
5.9 X 1.4 X 8.8 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781590203330
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Reviews

"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
"For those who still get their "-stans" mixed up, Hiro's book provides a detailed and nuanced overview of the region of central Asia. He explains the ethnic tensions, religious intolerance and struggle for political identity in the lands caught between two behemoths the splintered Soviet empire and the rising Chinese one."
-"Financial Times," Best Books of 2009
"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"
"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 been written, and it serves as a valuable update to Hiro s earlier "Between Marx and Muhammad: the Changing Face of Central Asia.""
-Issac Scarborough, "n+1""