Contents: Preface. 1. Parameters. 2. Tibet. 3. Xinjiang. 4. Amu-Syr Doab. 5. Tsarist/Soviet Turkestan. 6. Autonomous Central Asia. 7. States of West Central Asia. Postface. Bibliography.
"Central Asia: A Textbook History is the textbook of the history of all Central Asia, East and West, that is East Central Asia (Tibet and Xinjiang) and West Central Asia (Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Turk-menistan) from the ancient time to the present in any language, eastern or western. The author has written it mainly for students, scholars, and teachers of the history of Central Asia." (jacket)