Historical Dictionary of Tajikistan

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Tajikistan is one of the new Central Asian Republics that escaped from 70 years of Soviet rule more than a decade ago. It is the smallest, weakest, and poorest of the group and despite it name, is not only inhabited by Tajiks. This Dictionary supplies essential information for anyone interested in the country of region, including librarians, students, scholars, and diplomats. It offers insight into the old kingdoms and empires, the old communist state, and now the independent republic. This is conveyed mainly ...

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Overview

Tajikistan is one of the new Central Asian Republics that escaped from 70 years of Soviet rule more than a decade ago. It is the smallest, weakest, and poorest of the group and despite it name, is not only inhabited by Tajiks. This Dictionary supplies essential information for anyone interested in the country of region, including librarians, students, scholars, and diplomats. It offers insight into the old kingdoms and empires, the old communist state, and now the independent republic. This is conveyed mainly through numerous entries on persons, places, events, institutions, ethnic groups, political, economic, social, and cultural issues. An essential and handy reference work, this Dictionary will appeal to librarians, scholars, students and anyone interested in the history and politics of Tajikistan.

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Written by a specialist on the history of Tajikistan and a specialist on international relations in the region, this dictionary is extremely useful for understanding the current situation in Tajikistan, its troubled recent history, and its new role in the war on terrorism in the Middle East and Central Asia...a welcome addition to the literature.
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Meet the Author

Kamoludin Abdullaev has written numerous papers in Tajik, Russian and English on the region's history. He is one of the authors and editors of Accord 10: Politics of Compromise: the Tajikistan Peace Process and the author of Exiles of Bolshevism: Central Asian Emigration in 1918-1932. Shahram Akbarzadehis a lecturer in international relations in La Trobe University and has taught post-Soviet politics at Manash University (Australia).

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 THE DICTIONARY Chapter 2 Appendix A: Constitution of Tajikistan Chapter 3 Appendix B: Tajikistan and the War on Terrorism Chapter 4 Bibliography Chapter 5 About the Authors

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