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In the Whirlwind of Jihad (Hardback)

Martha Brill Olcott

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ISBN 10: 0870032607 / ISBN 13: 9780870032608
Edité par BROOKINGS INSTITUTION, United States, 2012
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Language: English . Brand New Book. In Uzbekistan, Central Asia s most populous country, Islam has been an ever-present factor in the lives of its people and a contentious force for political officials trying to build a secular and authoritarian government. In the Whirlwind of Jihad examines the intertwined and evolving relationships between religion, the state, and society in Uzbekistan from the late 1980s to today, encompassing the period from the collapse of the Soviet Union to the launch of the U.S.-led war on terror in neighbouring Afghanistan. Martha Brill Olcott, the foremost expert on Central Asia, concludes that in an era of global communication and increased contact with international Islamic communities, a new role for Islam in Uzbekistan will ultimately emerge with implications beyond the country s borders. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9780870032608

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Titre : In the Whirlwind of Jihad (Hardback)

Éditeur : BROOKINGS INSTITUTION, United States

Date d'édition : 2012

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

Edition : New..

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In Uzbekistan, Central Asia's most populous country, Islam has been an ever-present factor in the lives of its people and a contentious force for political officials trying to build a secular and authoritarian government.


In the Whirlwind of Jihad examines the intertwined and evolving relationships between religion, the state, and society in Uzbekistan from the late 1980s to today, encompassing the period from the collapse of the Soviet Union to the launch of the U.S.-led "war on terror" in neighboring Afghanistan. Martha Brill Olcott, the foremost expert on Central Asia, concludes that in an era of global communication and increased contact with international Islamic communities, a new role for Islam in Uzbekistan will ultimately emerge with implications beyond the country's borders.


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Martha Brill Olcott is a senior associate with the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C. and co-director of the al-Farabi Carnegie Program on Central Asia in Almaty, Kazakhstan.


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