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The New Central Asia : geopolitics and the birth of nations

Author: Olivier Roy
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. paperbackView all editions and formats
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During the 1991 Soviet coup, most communist leaders from Central Asia backed the plotters. Within weeks of the coup's collapse those same leaders proclaimed their nations' independence. How were these nations built without traditional reference points?
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Roy, Olivier, 1949-
New Central Asia.
New York : New York University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)680433436
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Olivier Roy
ISBN: 9780814776094 0814776094
OCLC Number: 154759567
Notes: "With a new preface."
Description: xxiii, 222 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: History and identity --
The Russian conquest --
Reform movements among the Muslims of the empire --
The Sovietisation of Central Asia --
The recomposition of solidarity groups during the Soviet period --
Political factionalism and national affirmation during the Soviet era --
From nationalism to independence --
Islam --
From independence to emerging nationalism --
A new geo-strategic context.
Other Titles: Nouvelle Asie centrale, ou, La fabrication des nations.
Responsibility: Olivier Roy.

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During the 1991 Soviet coup, most communist leaders from Central Asia backed the plotters. Within weeks of the coup's collapse those same leaders proclaimed their nations' independence. How were these nations built without traditional reference points?

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