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Research Trends in Modern Central Eurasian Studies (18th–20th Centuries). A Selective and Critical Bibliography of Works Published between 1985 and 2000, Part 1.

Research Trends in Modern Central Eurasian Studies (18th–20th Centuries). A Selective and... BOOK REVIEWS 256 Research Trends in Modern Central Eurasian Studies (18th–20th Centuries) . A Selective and Critical Bibliography of Works Published between 1985 and 2000, Part 1 . Stéphane A. Dudoignon and Komatsu Hisao (eds) Tokyo: The Toyo Bunko Research Library, 2003. ISBN: 4-8097-0191-3. ¥7,140.00 (approximately £35.70). 221 p. At first glimpse, one wonders whether a book could offer a complete bibliography of works on Central Eurasia. Firstly, Central Eurasia encompasses what some might consider a large and disparate geographical, social, political, economic and religious landscape. Stéphane Dudoignon and Komatsu Hisao regard Cen- tral Eurasia as composed of Mongolia, northwest China (Xinjiang or Chinese Turkestan), Tibet, Central Asia (the five independent republics, plus areas of northern Afghanistan), Azerbaijan (although seemingly not other territories in the Caucasus), Turkey, Hungary, Estonia, Finland and other Finno-Ugric peoples. However, the book also includes such areas as Tatartstan and other predomi- nantly Muslim populations in the Russian Federation. This is an interesting note, because while Central Eurasia may be taken to incorporate these vast regions, the book’s contributors tend to concentrate more on areas of the former Soviet Union, as opposed to parts of Eastern Europe. Secondly, it would seem that compiling a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Inner Asia Brill

Research Trends in Modern Central Eurasian Studies (18th–20th Centuries). A Selective and Critical Bibliography of Works Published between 1985 and 2000, Part 1.

Inner Asia , Volume 6 (2): 256 – Jan 1, 2004

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BOOK REVIEWS 256 Research Trends in Modern Central Eurasian Studies (18th–20th Centuries) . A Selective and Critical Bibliography of Works Published between 1985 and 2000, Part 1 . Stéphane A. Dudoignon and Komatsu Hisao (eds) Tokyo: The Toyo Bunko Research Library, 2003. ISBN: 4-8097-0191-3. ¥7,140.00 (approximately £35.70). 221 p. At first glimpse, one wonders whether a book could offer a complete bibliography of works on Central Eurasia. Firstly, Central Eurasia encompasses what some might consider a large and disparate geographical, social, political, economic and religious landscape. Stéphane Dudoignon and Komatsu Hisao regard Cen- tral Eurasia as composed of Mongolia, northwest China (Xinjiang or Chinese Turkestan), Tibet, Central Asia (the five independent republics, plus areas of northern Afghanistan), Azerbaijan (although seemingly not other territories in the Caucasus), Turkey, Hungary, Estonia, Finland and other Finno-Ugric peoples. However, the book also includes such areas as Tatartstan and other predomi- nantly Muslim populations in the Russian Federation. This is an interesting note, because while Central Eurasia may be taken to incorporate these vast regions, the book’s contributors tend to concentrate more on areas of the former Soviet Union, as opposed to parts of Eastern Europe. Secondly, it would seem that compiling a

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