A History of the Tajiks, Iranians of the East


In this comprehensive and up to date history, from prehistoric proto-Indo-Iranian times to the post-Soviet period, Richard Foltz traces the complex linguistic, cultural and political history of the Tajiks, a Persian-speaking Iranian ethnic group from the modern-day Central Asian states of Tajikistan, Afghanistan, and Uzbekistan. In eight chapters, the author explores the revitalisation of Persian culture under the Samanid Empire in the Tajik heartlands of historical Khorasan and Transoxiana; analyses the evolution of the politics of Tajik identity; and traces the history of the ethnic Tajik diaspora today.

Author: Richard Foltz
ISBN: 9781784539559
Binding: Hardback
Published Year: 2019
Pages: 250
Language: English

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Weight 0.71 kg
Dimensions 24.5 × 16.3 × 1.9 cm