Ferghana Valley: The Heart Of Central Asia, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 076563001X
  • ISBN-13: 9780765630018
  • DDC: 958
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 442 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released January 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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With some twelve million inhabitants, the Ferghana valley is one of the most densely populated places in the world. It is also the most volatile region of formerly Soviet Central Asia. Not only is the area ethnically and linguistically diverse, it is politically divided, with parts ruled by three different states--Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and the Kyrgyz Republic--whose distant capital cities all relegate Ferghana to their respective peripheries. These complexities make a comprehensive, multidimensional understanding of the Ferghana region all the more elusive.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Ferghana Valley: The Heart of Central Asia.
Studies of Central Asia and the Caucasus.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introducing the Ferghana Valley.
Half Title Page.
1: The Ferghana Valley: The Pre-Colonial Legacy.
2: The Rise and Fall of the Kokand Khanate.
3: Colonial Rule and Indigenous Responses, 1860–1917.
4: Soviet Rule and the Delineation of Borders in the Ferghana Valley, 1917–1930.
5: The Ferghana Valley under Stalin, 1929–1953.
6: The Ferghana Valley in the Eras of Khrushchev and Brezhnev.
7: Cultural Life in the Ferghana Valley under Khrushchev and Brezhnev.
8: The Ferghana Valley During Perestroika, 1985–1991.
9: A New Phase in the History of the Ferghana Valley, 1992–2008.
10: Economic Development in the Ferghana Valley Since 1991.
11: Land, Water, and Ecology.
12: Culture in the Ferghana Valley Since 1991: The Issue of Identity.
13: Islam in the Ferghana Valley: Between National Identity and Islamic Alternative.
14: The Ferghana Valley and the International Community.
About the Editors, Authors, and Contributing Authors.