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Turkestan Im XX. Jahrhundert
Turkestan Im XX. Jahrhundert
By Baymirza Hayit
Leske, 1956, 406 pp

A comprehensive history of Soviet Central Asia--Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kirgizia and Tajikistan--in the present century. Though there are still gaps in the picture, the author, who has used a wide range of Russian and Turkic sources, has made a valuable contribution to our knowledge of this area, about which very little has been written in Western languages.