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Caspian Sea

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

Named after the ancient Caspii who lived on its southwestern shores, the Caspian is the world’s largest inland body of water. Geographically it is a lake, but it is big ...

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Slavery in Islamic Central Asia

Jeff Eden.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian History

P ublished online May 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Central Asian History; Middle Eastern History; Asian History. 7456 words.

By the late 19th century, when much of Islamic Central Asia was conquered by the Russian Empire, the region was home to tens of thousands of slaves. Most of these slaves were Shiʿa Muslims...

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