by Lowell Bezanis THE ARAB CONQUESTS OF THE SEVENTH and eighth centuries brought the Islamic faith to the inhabitants of Transoxiana, the lands between the Amu and Syr Darya rivers in Central Asia. Sunni Islam and Persian culture, with a Turko-Mongolian inlay, have been at the heart of settled Central Asian life since the 10th […]

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