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Islam in Central Asia and the Caucasus Since the Fall of the Soviet Union

Bayram Balci

Abstract

With the end of the Soviet Union in 1991, a major turning point in all former Soviet Republics, Central Asian and Caucasian countries began to reflect on their history and identities. As a consequence of their opening up to the global exchange of ideas, various strains of Islam and trends in Islamic thought have nourished the Islamic revival that had already started in the context of glasnost and perestroika—from Turkey, Iran, the Arabian Peninsula, and from the Indian subcontinent, the four regions with strong ties to Central Asian and Caucasian Islam before Soviet occupation. Bayram Balci se ... More

Keywords: Soviet Republics, Islamic revival, Glasnost, Perestroika, Turkey, Iran, Arabian Peninsula, Indian subcontinent, Caucasian Islam, Central Asian Islam

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190917272
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190917272.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bayram Balci, author
CERI Sciences Po, Paris