Islamic Central Asia: An Anthology Of Historical Sources

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EditorScott C. Levi, Ron Sela

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Islamic Central Asia is the first English-language anthology of primary documents for the study of Central Asian history. Scott C. Levi and Ron Sela draw from a vast array of historical sources to illustrate important aspects of the social, cultural, political, and economic history of Islamic Central Asia. These documents-many newly translated and most not readily available for study-cover the period from the 7th-century Arab conquests to the 19th-century Russian colonial era and provide new insights into the history and significance of the region.

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Islamic Central Asia is the first English-language anthology of primary documents for the study of Central Asian history. Scott C. Levi and Ron Sela draw from a vast array of historical sources to illustrate important aspects of the social, cultural, political, and economic history of Islamic Central Asia. These documents-many newly tr...

Scott C. Levi is Associate Professor of Central Asian History at The Ohio State University. He is author of The Indian Diaspora in Central Asia and Its Trade, 1550-1900 and editor of India and Central Asia: Commerce and Culture, 1500-1800.Ron Sela is Assistant Professor of Central Asian History in the Department of Central Eurasian Stu...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:338 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.76 inPublished:December 23, 2009Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Note on Translation and Transliteration
Map
Introduction
Part 1. Central Asia in the Early Islamic Period, SeventhTenth Centuries
Introduction
A. Central Asia and the Arab Conquests
B. Central Asia under the Samanids
C. The Age of Learning
Part 2. Encounter with the Turks
Introduction
A. Turkic Peoples of the Steppe
B. Qarakhanids: The First Turkic Muslim State in Central Asia
C. Central Asia in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries
Part 3. The Mongol Empire
Introduction
A. Temujin and the Rise of the Mongol Empire
Part 4. Timur and the Timurids
Introduction
A. Timur's Rise and Rule
B. Central Asia in the Fifteenth Century
Part 5. Central Asia in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
Introduction
A. The Shïbanids and Central Asian Society in the Sixteenth Century
B. Central Asia in the Seventeenth Century
Part 6. Central Asia in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Introduction
A. The Age of Transition
B. The Uzbek Tribal Dynasties
C. The "Great Game" to Russian Rule
Glossary
Index

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"A much-needed, long overdue and impressive anthology of translations from sources by and about Muslim Central Asians. The editors have chosen well, providing access to many materials not previously available in English and covering the region in depth. This volume will be required reading for courses on Central Asia." -Peter B. Golden, Rutgers University