Friday, February 10, 2006

Guru Pohl's Introduction to the History of Kazakhstan and Central Asia

This is the second entry in my series of bibliographic posts. It is a list of good basic texts in English on the history of Kazakhstan and Central Asia under Soviet rule. It is by no means complete. So please feel free to suggest additional books in the comments. One thing to note is that there is very little being produced on the topic by people in US universities in recent decades. As I have noted before US universities have essentially abandoned research into the history of the region. Hence by neccessity this list has a lot of British writers from the 1950s and 1960s.

Allworth, Edward, ed., Central Asia: 130 Years of Russian Rule 3rd edition (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1994).

Caroe, Olaf, Soviet Empire (London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1964).

Naumkin, Vitaly, ed., State, Religion and Society in Central Asia: A Post-Soviet Critique (Reading, UK: Ithaca Press, 1993).

Nove, Alec and Newth, J.A., The Soviet Middle East: A Model for Development? (London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd., 1967).

Olcott, Martha Brill, The Kazakhs 2nd edition(Stanford, CA: Hoover Institute, 1995).

Park, Alexander, Bolshevism in Turkestan 1917-1927 (New York: Columbia University Press, 1957).

Rumer, Boris, Soviet Central Asia: "A Tragic Experiment" (London: Unwin Hyman Inc., 1989).

Rywkin, Michael, Moscow's Muslim Challenge: Soviet Central Asia (London: C. Hurst and Co., 1982).

Wheeler, Geoffrey, The Modern History of Soviet Central Asia (New York: Praeger, 1964).

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