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A History of Inner Asia
by Svat Soucek
- 384 PAGES
A compact, accessible introduction to the history of Eurasia from the arrival of Islam to Russian conquest, covering the present-day countries of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Sinkiang and Mongolia. With 13 maps and dynastic charts. An admirable survey of the changing fortunes of people in the region with chapters on Arab conquest and Chinese expansion, Mongols, Samanids, Timurids, Uzbeks, and other kingdoms and people in the region, including the 17th- to 19th-century development of the great trading cities. The author is a professor of history at Princeton. Of equal interest to the student or traveler to Central Asia.