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Asia, Central
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The geographic landscape of Central Asia stretches from east Iran to west China and from the south of Lake Balkhash in the north to Afghanistan in the south. The early Christian communities in Central Asia in the pre-Islamic period were established mainly in the historical region of Khorasan, which extended from the Caspian Sea to the Oxus River (Am…

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Tang, Li, “Asia, Central”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 17 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_EECO_SIM_00000313>
First published online: 2018



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