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The Heritage of Soviet Oriental Studies

The Heritage of Soviet Oriental Studies
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The Western field of oriental studies and orientalism - criticised by Edward Said among others for encouraging the orient to be viewed in a particular way - has a counterpart in Russia and the Soviet Union. This book examines this Russian/Soviet intellectual tradition of oriental scholarship covering Islamic history and Muslim literatures of the USSR republics of Central Asia and the Caucasus.

Taylor and Francis; February 2011
ISBN 9781136838538
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