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Rethinking Central Asia : non-Eurocentric studies in history, social structure and identity /
edited by Korkut A. Ertürk.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
Reading, UK : Ithaca Press, c1999.
description
vi, 202 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0863722407
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imprint
Reading, UK : Ithaca Press, c1999.
isbn
0863722407
catalogue key
3669129
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This book re-examines the place of Central Asia in world history and argues that it has to be thought of in its own terms, rather than within an Eurocentric framework. Two important implications follow from this work: first, that Eurocentric interpretations of Central Asia are at best misleading and at worst detrimental to our understanding of the region; second, that studying Central Asia is important not only for its own sake but also because of the contributions the region can make to comparative social theory by reflecting on its unique history in state and identity formation, social structure and gender relations.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
ReOrient: From the Centrality of Central Asia to China's Middle Kingdomp. 11
Patterns of Legitimization of Rule in the History of the Turksp. 39
Central Asian Societies and the Oral Literature of Epic Heroesp. 55
Tribe, Confederation and State among Altaic Nomads of the Asian Steppesp. 77
Abdurreshid Ibrahim and Zeki Velidi Togan in the History of the Muslims of Russiap. 111
Uzbekistan between Central Asia and the Middle East: Another Perspectivep. 129
In Search of an Approach to the History of Women in Central Asiap. 163
Indexp. 197
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