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Islamic Central Asia

An Anthology of Historical Sources

Edited by Scott C. Levi and Ron Sela

Published by: Indiana University Press

338 Pages, 6.12 x 9.25 x 0.76 in, 1 map

  • Paperback
  • 9780253221407
  • Published: December 2009


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  • eBook
  • 9780253013590
  • Published: December 2009


Islamic Central Asia is the first English-language anthology of primary documents for the study of Central Asian history. Scott C. Levi and Ron Sela draw from a vast array of historical sources to illustrate important aspects of the social, cultural, political, and economic history of Islamic Central Asia. These documents—many newly translated and most not readily available for study—cover the period from the 7th-century Arab conquests to the 19th-century Russian colonial era and provide new insights into the history and significance of the region.