This volume contains ten individual articles which focus on a variety of topics relating to Uzbek history, culture, and linguistics. Coordinated by professors Bakhtiyar Nazarov and Denis Sinor, it is a joint project between American scholars and those from the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic (now the Republic of Uzbekistan). At the time of its creation, it was intended to demonstrate the immense scholarly potential that could come from collaborations between the U.S. and Uzbek S.S.R. The essays it presents contain a vast breadth and depth of knowledge, and any scholar of Uzbek or Central Asian linguistics, history, or culture in general would be remiss to not read them.
Denis Sinor: Introduction 1. G. A. Abdurakhmanov: The Ethnogenesis of the Uzbek People and the Formation of the Uzbek Language 2. Edward Allworth: A New Ethnic Tone in Writings for the 21st Century 3. Devin DeWeese: A Neglected Source on Central Asian History: The 17th-Century Yasavī Hagiography Manāqib al-Akhyār 4. A. Khaiimetov: On the Creative Method of Medieval Uzbek Literature 5. Iristai K. Kuchkartaev: The Lexico-Semantic Field of Written Language in Old Turkic, Old Uzbek, and Modern Uzbek 6. Nizamiddin Mamadalievich Makhmudov: The Semantic-Syntactic Mechanism of the Uzbek Comparative Sentence 7. Ruth I. Meserve: The Latin Sources for Khwarezm 8. A. Nurmanov: The Prepositional Aspect of the Simple Sentence in Uzbek 9. A. Shermatov: A New Stage in the Development of Uzbek Dialectology 10. Denis Sinor: Some Latin Sources on the Khanate of Uzbek