The Resurgence of Central Asia: Islam or Nationalism? Ahmed Rashid is available to download
|The Resurgence of Central Asia: Islam or Nationalism?|
|Type: ||eBook |
|Released: ||1995 |
|Publisher: ||Zed Books |
|Page Count: ||290 |
|Format: ||pdf |
|Language: ||English |
|ISBN-10: ||1856491323 |
Kazakhstan, Kirgystan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan have all become independent states in central Asia, following the break-up of the USSR.The Resurgence of Central ...
Textbook All have Muslim majorities and ancient histories, but are otherwise very different. This book provides an introduction to the region. Rashid gives a history of each country, including its incorporation into Tsarist Russia to the present day. He provides basic socio-economic information and explains the diverse political situations. He focuses primarily on the underlying issues confronting these societies: the legacy of Soviet rule; ethnic tensions; the position of women; the future of Islam; the question of nuclear proliferation; and the fundamental choices over economic strategy, political system and external orientation which lie ahead.