Historical Dictionary of Tajikistan

Historical Dictionary of Tajikistan

by Kamoludin Abdullaev

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Overview

The emergence of the independent Republic of Tajikistan (Jumhurii Tojikiston) was one of the most painful state building attempts in post-Soviet history. Since 1990, this country has experienced a rise in political activism, freedom of speech, sharp political debates, collapse of state institutions, civic disorder, civil war, an internationally led peace process, return of exiled opposition and their militias, and redistribution of power. As of 2009, Tajikistan continues its gradual shift from the fragile, postwar recovery period towards a more stable, peaceful, conventional and transparent political order and an era of steady economic development. The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Tajikistan examines this country through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, and institutions, as well as significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects. It is an extremely useful aid in understanding the current situation in Tajikistan.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538102510
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/10/2018
Series: Historical Dictionaries of Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East Series
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 648
Product dimensions: 6.24(w) x 9.33(h) x 1.81(d)

About the Author

Kamoludin Abdullaev is an independent historian from Dushanbe, Tajikistan. From 2001 to 2009, as a visiting professor, Dr. Abdullaev regularly taught modern Central Asian subjects from multidisciplinary perspectives at Yale University, Allegheny College, and the Ohio State University. He has written and edited eight books in English and Russian. In addition, he published over 50 articles in English, Russian, Tajik, and translated into French, and Japanese. Shahram Akbarzadeh is deputy director of the National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies at the University of Melbourne, Australia. His research interests include the politics of Islam in the Middle East and Australia, U.S. policy towards the Middle East, and Central Asian politics.

Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword Jon Woronoff
Preface
Reader's Note
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Map
Chronology
Introduction
THE DICTIONARY
Appendixes:
1.Main Macroeconomic Indicators of Tajikistan, 1995-2008
2.Main Economic Indicators: Trade
3.Main Services
4.Main Macroeconomic Indicators of Tajikistan, 2014-2016
5.Selected Macroeconomic and Social Indicators, 2014-2019
6.Administrative and territorial units of Tajikistan as of 1 January 2014
7.Territory, population and density in Tajikistan as of 1 January 2014
8.Permanent residents in regions of Tajikistan from 1970 -2014
9.National composition of Tajikistan according to state censuses 1926-2000
10.Natural Reserves and National Parks
11.Vakhsh River Cascade of Hydroelectric Power Plants (HEP)
12.Governments of Tajikistan
Bibliography
About the Authors

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