Eurasian crossroads : a history of Xinjiang / James A. Millward.

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Published: New York : [England] : Columbia University Press ; Hurst, c2007.
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Summary:"Eurasian Crossroads is the first comprehensive history of Xinjiang, the vast central Eurasian region bordering India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Mongolia. Forming one-sixth of the People's Republic of China (PRC), Xinjiang stands at the crossroads between China, India, the Mediterranean, and Russia and has, since the Bronze Age, played a pivotal role in the social, cultural, and political development of Asia and the world." "Drawing on primary sources in several Asian and European languages, James A. Milward presents a thorough study of Xinjiang's history and people from antiquity to the present and takes a balanced look at the position of Turkic Muslims within the PRC today."--BOOK JACKET.
Physical Description:xix, 440 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
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Notes:Bib#: 1082169
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. 383-411) and index.
ISBN:0231139241 (cloth : alk. paper)
1850658188 :
9780231139243 (cloth : alk. paper)