Paperback $17.00

Dec 31, 2002 | 320 Pages

  • Paperback $17.00

    Dec 31, 2002 | 320 Pages

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“A complicated tale that becomes more so in the wake of America’s war on terrorism…and Rashid is the right person to tell it…. A nuanced picture of an increasingly important part of the planet.” —The Boston Globe

“Rashid has written another masterful commentary on the troubled region…. [Jihad] combines the research of a skilled investigative journalist with an academic’s clear-headed and weighty analysis.” —The Financial Times

“In an age when people are groping fo quick explanations and easy solutions, Jihad presents something more valuable: tools for understanding a problem of real complexity and incredible urgency.” —The Christian Science Monitor

Table Of Contents

Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central AsiaPreface to paperback edition

1. Introduction: Central Asia’s Islamic Warriors

Part I: Islam and Politics in Central Asia, Past and Present

2. Conquerors and Saints: The Past as Present

3. Islam underground in the Soviet Union

4. The First Decade of Independance

Part II: Islamic Movements in Central Asia Since 1991

5. The Islamic Renaissance Party and the Civil War in Tajikistan

6. The Hizb ut-Tahrir: Reviving the Caliphate

7. Namangani and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan

8. Namangani and Jihad in Central Asia

9. The New Great Game? The United States, Russia, and China

10. Central Asia and Its Neighbors

11. An Uncertain Future

Appendix: The Call to Jihad by the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan

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