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Book Review - The Bukharan Crisis: A Connected History of 18th-Century Central Asia

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Book Review - The Bukharan Crisis: A Connected History of 18th-Century Central Asia

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The Bukharan Crisis: A Connected History of 18th-Century Central Asia deconstructs the context of Bukharan crisis in the eighteenth century referring to theories on the global history and the connected history other than a myriad of previous assumptions which attribute the fall of the Bukhara Khanate to the isolation and decline of the early modern Central Asia. But through the lens of Scott C. Levi,Central Asia was neither isolated nor in decline, so he further addresses the Bukharan crisis from several different perspectives. On the whole, this book comprises of four chapters and it elaborates the real historical situation and the challenges Bukhara faced in Central Asia’s early modern history around some thematic discussions on the image of Silk Road and the history of the Bukhara Khanate. Levi argues that Central Asia actually became more deeply integrated into the outside world in multiple ways, and it’s far from isolated from the world history.

Keywords: Bukharan crisis, Central Asia

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Zhang, F., (2021) “Book Review - The Bukharan Crisis: A Connected History of 18th-Century Central Asia”, Slovo 34(2). doi: https://doi.org/10.14324/111.444.0954-6839.1246

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