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Central Asia

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

Landlocked region of the Asian land mass. Largely through its location, topography and hydrology, it has served for millennia as the carrier of human communications between the societies...

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Central Asia

Mark David Luce.

in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 3245 words.

Central Asia encompasses the areas currently occupied by the states of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan as well as

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Central Asia

in The Oxford Companion to American Politics

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics. 3322 words.

The Central Asian republics—Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan—were among those least prepared for or eager

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Central Asia

Frank L. Holt.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical History. 1154 words.

Central Asia, in spite of the name, has often been marginalized in modern studies of the ancient world. From the

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Central Asia

Edited by Joel Mokyr.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Economic History. 2868 words.

The Central Asian region, including the current states of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikstan, and Mongolia, has been shaped by

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Central Asia

Alisdair Rogers, Noel Castree and Rob Kitchin.

in A Dictionary of Human Geography

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Human Geography. 93 words.

A region within Asia centred on the vast expanse of semi-arid grassland (steppe) and desert stretching between the Caspian Sea in the west and China in the east. Various authorities have...

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Central Asia

Peter Marsh.

in Music

P ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Applied Music; Ethnomusicology; Music Theory and Analysis; Musicology and Music History; Music Education and Pedagogy. 9516 words.

Central Asia, the core of the historic Silk Road, is commonly understood to consist of six nations: Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kirghizstan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan. But if we...

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Central Asia

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability

January 2010; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics. 3095 words.

The former Soviet republics in Central Asia are suffering the consequences of decades of poor water management, uncontrolled pollutants from industrial centers, and radiation...

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Central Asia

Stephen Blum.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 9753 words.

The musical cultures of Central Asia have been shaped by a long process of interaction between speakers of Iranian and Turkic languages, and by a longer history of interaction between...

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Central Asian Food

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink.

Central Asian culinary influences in the American diet are historically minor but are starting to grow as Americans travel to Central Asia and as more and more Central Asians settle ...

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Turkestan (Central Asia, Kazakhstan)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 118 words.

1. Central Asia: a historic region, also spelt Turkistan. It was meant to represent that region in which Turkic peoples

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Turkestan (Central Asia, Kazakhstan)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 117 words.

1. Central Asia: a historic region, also spelt Turkistan. It was meant to represent that region in which Turkic peoples

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Central Asian mythology

David Leeming.

in The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 1683 words.

The central Asian population is composed of a large variety of peoples. Siberia, for example, has long been home to

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Central Asian Food

Russell Zanca.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America

January 2004; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 935 words.

Central Asian culinary influences in the American diet are historically minor but are starting to grow as Americans travel to

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Central Asian Food

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 939 words.

Central Asian culinary influences in the American diet are historically minor but are starting to grow as Americans travel to

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Central Asian Mythology

David Leeming.

in A Dictionary of Asian Mythology

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 209 words.

Little is known of pre-Buddhist, pre-Muslim Central Asian mythology. But from shamanistic practices remaining among several groups—for example, the Samoyed

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Central Asian Creation

David Adams Leeming and Margaret Adams Leeming.

in A Dictionary of Creation Myths

January 1994; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 208 words.

A well‐known Central Asian earth‐diver creation myth has clear connections to the many earth‐diver myths of the Native Americans and

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Central Asia, film in

Annette Kuhn and Guy Westwell.

in A Dictionary of Film Studies

January 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film. 548 words.

The development of film production in Central Asia took place largely within the wider nation-building activities that followed the Russian

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Afghanistan and Central Asia

in The Oxford Companion To Archaeology

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology. 1560 words.

Central Asia is an area comprising the territory of modern-day eastern Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan. Historically,

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Central Asia, Islam in

Edited by John L. Esposito.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

August 2004; p ublished online November 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Islam; Society and Culture. 208 words.

Present-day Armenia, Azerbaijan, Chechnya, Dagestan, Georgia, and Abkhazia comprise the region historically known as the Caucasus; Central Asia proper consists

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Central Asian Literatures

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

March 2009; p ublished online November 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Society and Culture; Islam.

Central Asia, or Turkestan, is understood to include present-day Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan, the population of which is

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