Culture and Customs of the Central Asian Republics
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2007 - 286 halaman
The Central Asian Republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan won their independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Now they are emerging from the shadow of dominance and are subjects of intense interest from the West. The modern culture and customs of the various peoples in these geopolitical hotspots, straddling the far reaches of Europe into Asia, are revealed in an authoritative overview of these traditional civilizations. Includes information on the land, people, language, history and economy, religion, folklore and literature, performing and visual arts (including media and cinema), architecture, gender, courtship and marriage, festivals and leisure activities.
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