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Pre-tsarist and Tsarist Central Asia

Communal Commitment and Political Order in Change

By Paul Georg Geiss

Routledge – 2003 – 336 pages

Series: Central Asian Studies

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Description

This study, written from the perspective of political sociology, represents the first comparative examination of Central Asian communal and political organisation before and after the tsarist conquest of the region. It covers Turkman, Kyrgyz, Kazakh and other tribal societies, analyses the patrimonial state structures of the Emirate of Bukhara and the Khanates of Khiva and Khokand, and discusses the impacts of the established tsarist civil military administration on communal and political orientations of the Muslim population.

Contents

Introduction 1. Tribal Communal Commitment 2. Residential Communal Commitment 3. Pre-tsarist Tribal Political Integration 4. Dynastic Rule in the River Oases: Between Tribalism and Patrimonialism 5. Tsarist Colonial Administration and their Impact on Communal Commitment 6. Tsarist Protectorates 7. Prospects

Author Bio

Paul Georg Geiss is a Research Fellow at the German Institute for Middle East Studies, Hamburg. He specialises in the social history and comparative politics of Central Asia.

Name: Pre-tsarist and Tsarist Central Asia: Communal Commitment and Political Order in Change (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Paul Georg Geiss. This study, written from the perspective of political sociology, represents the first comparative examination of Central Asian communal and political organisation before and after the tsarist conquest of the region. It covers Turkman, Kyrgyz, Kazakh and...
Categories: Asian History, Social & Cultural History, Central Asian Studies, Asian History, Asian Studies, Central Asian, Russian & Eastern European Studies