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Essays on Central Asia

By Paksoy, HB, Ph.D.

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Title: Essays on Central Asia  
Author: Paksoy, HB, Ph.D.
Language: English
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The designation "Altai," as Ozbek and Kazakh, are primarily geographical, tribal or confederation names, not ethnonyms. Those appellations were mistakenly or deliberately turned into "ethnic"or "political" classifications by early explorers or intelligence agents arriving in those lands ahead of the Russian armies and bureaucrats.

collection of published papers by Professor Paksoy

Islam is the latest religion to reach Central Asia. The indigenous Tengri and Shamanism,20 which appears to have co- existed with Zoroastrianism, prevailed even after the arrival of other religions such as Buddhism and Manichaeanism.21 The introduction of Islam into Central Asia went through roughly three stages: force of arms and alms; the scholasticist madrasa; Sufism. But the first group to come into contact with Islam in Central Asia were not the Shamanistic or Buddhist Turks. It was the Zoroastrian Persians.22 Within 100 years of the death of the Prophet Muhammad, i.e. by 750, the Muslim Arabs had expanded their political state far beyond the Arab lands. Consequently, the Muslim community of believers, umma, began to encompass ethnicities beyond the Arabs themselves. The first non-Arabs to accept Islam in large numbers were the Persians, whose empire the Arab forces defeated in a series of battles between 637-651.

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ESSAYS ON CENTRAL ASIA by H.B. Paksoy ________________________________________ TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction Nationality or Religion? Views of Central Asian Islam [127Kb] AACAR Bulletin (of the Association for the Advancement of Central Asian Research) Vol VIII, No. 2, 1995; Reprinted in International Journal of Central Asian Studies Volume 3, 1998; Translation in Central Asia and the Gulf, Masayuki Yamauchi, ed. (Tokyo: Asahi Selected Series, 1995) The Question of "Religious Fundamentalism" in Central Asia Presented to the Central Asian Studies Program Conference on The Revival of Central Asian Culture. (The Oklahoma State University, March 1997) Political Legitimacy: Trends in Central Asia The Dastan Genre in Central Asia Modern Encyclopedia of Religions in Russia and the Soviet Union (Academic International Press, 1995) Vol. V Central Asia's New Dastans Central Asian Survey Vol. 6, No. 1, 198 Chora Batir: A Tatar Admonition to Future Generations Studies in Comparative Communism Vol. XIX, Nos. 3-4, Autumn/Winter 1986 Two Mythical PANs: Uses of Apocrypha Ascribed to the Turks Eurasian Studies (Ankara) Summer 1994; Translation in Avrasya Etri (Ankara) Yaz, 2, 199 Two Altaic Games: Chelik-Chomak and Jirid Oyunu Aspects of Altaic Civilization III, Denis Sinor, ed. (Bloomington/The Hague: Indiana University Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies, 1990, Indiana University Uralic and Altaic Series, Volume 145 The Traditional Oglak Tartish Among the Kirghiz of the Pamirs Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, 1985, Part Observations Among Kirghiz Refugees from the Pamirs of Afghanistan Settled in the Turkish Republic Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford Vol. XVI, No. 1, Hilary, 1980 The "Basmachi:" Turkistan National Liberation Movement 1916-1930s" Modern Encyclopedia of Religions in Russia and Soviet Union (Academic International Press, 1991) Vol. I Crimean Tatars Modern Encyclopedia of Religions in Russia and Soviet Union (Academic International Press, 1995) Vol. V Perspectives on the Unrest in the Altai Region of the USSR Published in Eurasian Studies (Ankara) Vol. 2, No. 2, Summer, 1995, pp. 94-96; First distributed electronically by Radio Liberty, from Munich, Germany, via the SOVSET computer network (Report on the USSR), on 10 September 1990 An Encounter Between Z.V. Togan and S. Freud International Bulletin of Political Psychology Vol.4 No. 24; June 19, 1998; Reprinted in STAD: Sanal Turkoloji Ararmalarz Dergisi 19 May 1998 Abubekir Ahmedjan Divay (1855-1933) Alishir Ibadinov (1953- ) Muhammad Ali (1942- ) Elements of Humor in Central Asia: The Example of the Journal Molla Nasreddin in Azerbaijan Turkestan als historischer Faktor und politische Idee. Baymirza Hayit Festschrift, Prof. Dr. Erling von Mende, ed. (Koln: Studienverlag, 1988) Nationality and Religion: Three Observation from Omer Seyfettin Central Asian Survey (Oxford) Vol. 3, No. 3, 1985 Koprulu/Veles (Yugoslavia) Ottoman Garrison's Response to the 1909 Recidivist Uprising in Istanbul: From the Memoirs of Omer Seyfettin Turkistan Newsletter Vol. 97-1:18a, 2 July 1997 Happy Meleagris Gallopavo Day Journal of American Studies of Turkey 6 (1997): 89 Turkish History, Leavening of Cultures, Civilization Condensed from Annals of Japan Association for Middle East Studies No. 7, 1992 U.S. and Bolshevik Relations with the TBMM Government: The First Contacts, 1919-1921 The Journal of Sophia Asian Studies No. 12 (1994)


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