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The life of ʻAlimqul [electronic resource] : a native chronicle of nineteenth century Central Asia /
Mulla Muhammad Yunus Djan Shighavul Dadkhah Tashkandi ; edited and translated by Timur K. Beisembiev.
imprint
London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2003.
description
1 v. (various pagings) : facsims. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0700711147 (hbk.), 9780700711147 (hbk.)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2003.
isbn
0700711147 (hbk.)
9780700711147 (hbk.)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Includes facsimile of original manuscript no. 12136, held by the Fund of Manuscripts at the Institute of Oriental Studies, Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan, Tashkent.
language note
In Chagatai and English, translated from Chagatai. Explanatory matter in English.
catalogue key
11366373
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Summaries
Back Cover Copy
The history of Central Asia in the mid-19th century - a crucial period of its conquest by the Russian Empire - remains poorly studied due to the narrow base of sources, which consists of local narratives written in manuscript form on paper, in Arabic script and in two literary languages of Central Asia: Transoxianian Persian and Chaghatay Turkic. This work studies a narrative devoted to the history of the Kokand Khanate, a state that played a great role in Central Asian history in the 18th and 19th centuries, controlling territory equal to continental western Europe, until it was conquered by the Russian Empire in 1876. This unique manuscript, discovered by the editor in Tashkent, is a biography of Alimqul Amir-i Lashkar, commander-in-chief of the Kokand army and de facto ruler of the Kokand state in 1863-1865, who died in battle at the age of thirty three. Shortly after his death, Tashkent was captured by Russian troops. The author of this biography was an intimate friend of Alimqul and was actively involved in politics. The leading trend in the political history of Kokand before the Russian conquest was the struggle for power between sedentary and nomadic aristocracies in the Ferghana valley. The biographer gives a vivid picture of political life in Kokand during 1852-1865 (with skilful descriptions of various military campaigns) as well as his own views of Russo-Kokand relations in the period 1828-1865. Showing the involvement of Kokand in the Muslim uprising against the Chinese in Kashgaria, the biography sheds new light on the deep influence Kokand political and ideological values had upon the structure of the Muslim state existing in Chinese Turkistan in 1865-1878. This biography is a rare expression of the ambitions and views of the nomadic faction.
Back Cover Copy
This work studies a narrative devoted to the history of the Kokand Khanate, a state that played a great role in Central Asian history in the 18th and 19th centuries, controlling territory equal to continental western Europe, until it was conquered by the Russian Empire in 1876. This unique manuscript, discovered by the editor in Tashkent, is a biography of Alimqul Amir-i Lashkar, Commander-in- Chief of the Kokand army and de facto ruler of the Kokand state in 1863-1865, who died in battle at the age of thirty three. Shortly after his death, Tashkent was captured by Russian troops. The author of this biography was an intimate friend of Alimqul and was actively involved in politics. Includes rare reproduction of Chagatay Turkic text.
Bowker Data Service Summary
With this work, Beisembiev studies a narrative devoted to the history of the Kokand Khanate, a state that played a major role in Central Asian history in the 18th and 19th centuries until it was conquered by the Russian Empire in 1876.
Table of Contents
Abbreviations
Acknowledgements
Bibliographical
Note
Introduction: An Unknown Source for the History of the Kokand
Khanate in the 19th Century
The Biography of `Alimqul Amir-i lakshar: English Translation and Commentaries
Systematized data from the Biography
Genealogy
Chronology
Prosopography
Glossary
Bibiliography Indices
Personal Names
Geographical Names
Ethnic and Local Names
Terms
Oriental Sources
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