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Provisional Table of Contents Acknowledgements General Key to the Maps Acronyms and Abbreviations I. Introductory Maps 1. Physical 2. Political 3. Natural Resources 4. Demographic 5. Cultural II. Early History, 6th Century B.C. ? 6th Century A.D. 6. Political Map of the Ancient World 7. Bactria, Sogdiana and Khwarezm, 6th-3rd Centuries B.C. 8. Alexander the Great and Greek influence in Central Asia 9. Parthian Empire and the Kushans 10. Sasanid Empire 11. Turks and Early Turkic Empires 12. Religions in Central Asia: Zoroastrians, Buddhists, Manicheans and Christians 13. International Trade and the Beginning of the Great Silk Road III. Islamic Golden Age 14. Central Asia and Political Map of the Medieval World 15. The Arab Conquest of Central Asia 16. Consolidation of the Caliphate?s Political Influence in Central Asia 17. The Samanids (875-999) 18. The Karakhanid State (999-1140) 19. The Seljuks (c. 1038-1194) 20. Rise and Collapse of Khwarezm 21. International Trade and Major Trade Routes in Central Asia IV. Mongols and Decline of Central Asia 22. Mongol Invasion of Central Asia 23. Central Asia under the Mongols 24. Disintegration of the Mongol Empire 25. Timur (Tamerlane) and the Timurid State in Central Asia 26. Disintegration of Timurid Empire 27. The Rise of the Uzbek Khanate 28. Bukhara and Khwaresm Khanates. The Kazakhs, Turkomans and Kyrgyzs V. Era of Colonialism and Nation State Building 29. Political Map of the Modern World and Major Colonial Powers 30. Russian Colonization of the Kazakh Steppe 31. Russian Colonization of Central Asia 32. Early Administrative Division of Central Asia 33. Administrative and Political Changes in the Early 20th Century 34. The Bolshevik Revolution 35. Creation of Turkistan Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic 36. Civil War in Central Asia 37. Nation State Delimitation in Central Asia (1924-1926) 38. Administrative and Political Changes in Central Asia (1926-1936) 39. Economic Changes in Central Asia VI. Post-Communism and Independence 40. Collapse of the USSR and Areas of Major Inter-ethnic Conflicts 41. Map of Independent Kazakhstan 42. Map of Independent Kyrgyzstan 43. Map of Independent Tajikistan 44. Map of Independent Turkmenistan 45. Map of Independent Uzbekistan 46. Ethnic Composition and Major Territorial Disputes 47. Central Asia and the War on International Terrorism 48. Border Disputes in the Ferghana Valley 49. Major Oil and Gas Pipeline Proposals 50. Major Communication Routes Glossary Concise Statistical Information Selected Bibliography Changes in Geographical Names Index About the Author
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Asia, Central -- Historical geography -- Maps.
Asia, Central -- History -- Maps.
Asia, Central -- Antiquities -- Maps.