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A History of the Tajiks
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Preface Acknowledgments Historical Timeline List of Illustrations A Note on Transliteration Introduction: Who are the Tajiks? Chapter One: The Prehistory of Central Asia Chapter Two: Sogdians and Bactrians Chapter Three: The Samanid Empire and the New Persian Renaissance Chapter Four: Tajiks and Turks Chapter Five: The Soviet Period Chapter Six: The Republic of Tajikistan Chapter Seven: Tajiks Beyond the Borders: Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, China, and the Diaspora Excursus: Afghanistan at a Stone's Throw Bibliography Index

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About the Author

Richard Foltz is Professor of Religions and Cultures at Concordia University, Canada. He is the author of a number of titles on Iranian and Central Asian history, culture and religion including Iran in World History, Religions of Iran and Religions of the Silk Road.

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'This engagingly written, excellent new history of the Tajik people is an outstanding achievement'. * Rustam Shukurov, Professor of History, Moscow State University, Russia *

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