Russia’s Muslim Frontiers

Russia’s Muslim Frontiers

New Directions in Cross-Cultural Analysis
Distribution: World
Publication date: 10/22/1993
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-253-20823-1
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Readers will find fresh and thought-provoking studies: the differing approaches of the U.S. and the [former] Soviet Union to Middle East policy, Central Asia, and South Asia... provide grounds for self-criticism and the exploration of new directions." —John L. Esposito

... recommended highly for its expert analyses of political Islam." —Journal of Third World Studies

Russian, Central Asian, and American scholars appraise recent political and religious developments among Russia’s Muslim neighbors.

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Table of Contents

Note on Transliteration

Introduction: The Other orientalist Crisis
Dale F. Eickelman

Part I: International and Regional Perspectives

I. United States Middle East Policy in the Cold War Era
Richard W. Cottam
II. Soviet Policy in Middle East: A Practitioner’s Interpretation
Georgy M. Korniyenko

Part II: Central Asia
III. Central Asia’s Political Crisis
Martha Brill Olcott
IV. Islam versus Communism: The Experience of Coexistence
Alexei V. Malashenko
V. Islamic Revivalism In Uzbekistan
Abdujabar Abduvakhitov

Part III: Afghanistan and Iran
VI. The Afghan Revolution: A Failed Experiment
Victor G. Korgun
VII. Words in the Balance: The Poetics of Political Dissent in Afghanistan
David B. Edwards
VIII. Reimagined Internal Frontiers: Tribes and Nationalism-Bakhtiyari and Kurds
Gene R. Garthwaite

Part IV: Pakistan
IX. Islam and the State in Pakistan
Vyacheslav Ya. Belokrenitsky
X. The Islamization of Welfare in Pakistan
Dimitri B. Novossyolov
XI. Islamization in Pakistan: The Sayyid and the Dancer
Richard Kurin

Conclusion: The Limits of Expert Knowledge
Muhammad Khalid Masud

Notes of Contributors