Historical Dictionary of Kyrgyzstan

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Dezember 2003



This is an essential and must-to-have reference work designed for librarians, scholars, students, for the business and policy-making community, and for anyone interested in Kyrgyzstan's contemporary history and politics. Entries cover important personalities, places, events, and institutions in Kyrgyzstan, as well as important political, economic, social and cultural issues, which dominated domestic and international politics of this Central Asia state.


1 Editor's Foreword 2 Reader's Notes 3 Acronyms and Abbreviations 4 Maps 5 Chronology 6 Introduction 7 The Dictionary 8 Appendix A: Constitution of Kyrgyzstan 9 Appendix B: Tables 10 Bibliography 11 About the Author


Rafis Abazovis a visiting scholar at the Harriman Institute at Columbia University, New York. He is the author of two books and numerous articles in Kazakhstani, Russian, and other international academic journals. He has contributed articles to theEncyclopaedia of Modern Asia, and the Encyclopaedia of National Economies.


Provides useful reference materials, statistical data and an extensive bibliography, thus taking this book beyond a simple reference source and making it helpful in understanding most important regional issues in the 20th and the beginning of the 21st centuries...In sum, this extensively researched and intelligently written reference book represents a valuable and most updated supplement to the existing literature on Central Asia...it is a must-have on the desks of researchers and policy makers or even travelers and general public who have an interest in this country. Unisci Discussion Papers There is no comparable, up-to-date reference book for Kyrgyzstan. Recommended. All academic and public libraries. CHOICE This handy-sized volume resembles more a Whitaker's Almanac-type handbook on Kyrgyzstan than the simple historical dictionary its name implies...thoroughgoing coverage...maps...a chronology...a very competent description of the geography and history of the Kyrgyz...an interesting summary of academic work on the Kyrgyz...a very comprehensive bibliography...between all of this detail is sandwiched the actual dictionary. Asian Affairs This work is recommended for all library country study collections. American Reference Books Annual Rafis Abazov is one of our best qualified experts on Central Asia...Before any serious venture into the economies of countries like these, a historical dictionary like those provided by Rafis Abazov should be in your luggage. Comparative Economic Studies The academic community, the press, and decision-makers in various governments who have frequently seen Kyrgyzstan through the eyes of Moscow and who now have to deal with a new political entity, need the new source of information that this publication provides. Central Eurasian Studies Review ...a much welcome contribution...Abazov's work is to be recommended as a useful reference volume to anyone dealing with Kyrgyzstan. Nationalities Papers, Vol. 32, No. 2 (June 2004) An outstanding contribution to the scholarship on Kyrgyzstan. Abazov provides a historical sketch that deftly summaries both Kyrgyz history and the contemporary political landscape...a must-have reference book for the serious student of Kyrgyzstan. Central Asia: A Global Studies Handbook
EAN: 9780810848689
ISBN: 0810848686
Untertitel: 'Historical Dictionaries of Asi'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2003
Seitenanzahl: 416 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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