The former Muslim republics of the USSR are struggling to strike a balance between the legacy of the Soviet regime and the revival of their own, traditional culture. This volume examines the religion, economy and demography of the areas as well as both internal and external relations.
'Ro'i's effort is to be commended: it should serve as a model for future scholarly projects.' - Studies in Contemporary Jewry
'The book can be an invaluable grounding for anyone embarking on an association … with the region, and particularly with Central Asia.' - Asian Affairs
'This is a major contribution to a rapidly growing field of scholarship.' - Immigrants and Minorities
'The Cummings Center of Tel Aviv University deserves the highest praise for publishing this informative volume.' - Slavic Review