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A collection of essays on a selection of important historical and literary monuments of the Central Asia.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61143-110-0
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Publication Status: In Print
Publication Date: Feb 9,2011
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 192
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61143-110-0
$131.00

Central Asian Monuments presents a collection of essays about the monuments, literature and culture of Central Asia. Historical and literary monuments are repositories of civilizations reflecting the culture and aesthetic tastes of their makers. Central Asia has a large and impressive repertoire of such monuments, though most of these are unknown to the western reader. Each of the nine essays compiled in this book focuses on a different Central Asian monument placing it in its historical context. The monuments discussed range from the earlier works of the Central Asia to the 19th and 20th century products and present a picture of this lesser known part of the world.

Central Asian Monuments presents a collection of essays about the monuments, literature and culture of Central Asia. Historical and literary monuments are repositories of civilizations reflecting the culture and aesthetic tastes of their makers. Central Asia has a large and impressive repertoire of such monuments, though most of these are unknown to the western reader. Each of the nine essays compiled in this book focuses on a different Central Asian monument placing it in its historical context. The monuments discussed range from the earlier works of the Central Asia to the 19th and 20th century products and present a picture of this lesser known part of the world.

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Contributor

Hasan B. Paksoy

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS (page 5)
  • INTRODUCTION (page 7)
  • SUN IS ALSO FIRE Hasan B. Paksoy (page 13)
  • THE CODEX CUMANICUS Peter B. Golden (page 45)
  • THE HISTORY OF BUKHARA BY NARSHAKHI Richard N. Frye (page 75)
  • QARAKHANID LITERATURE AND THE BEGINNINGS OF TURCO-ISLAMIC CULTURE Robert Dankoff (page 83)
  • THE UMDET UL-AMBAR AND THE TURKIC NARRATIVE SOURCES FOR THE GOLDEN HORDE AND THE LATER GOLDEN HORDE Uli Schamiloglu (page 93)
  • THE LEGACY OF ULUGH BEG Kevin Krisciunas¹ (page 107)
  • NASIHATLAR (ADMONITIONS) OF ABBAS KULU AGHA BAKIKHANLI Audrey L. Altstadt (page 117)
  • ISMAIL BEY GASPRINSKIT'S PEREVODCHIK/TERCUMAN: A CLARION OF MODERNISM¹ Edward J. Lazzerini (page 159)
  • YUSUF AKCURA'S UC TARZ-I SIYASET David S. Thomas (page 173)
  • LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS (page 192)
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