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Central Asia: 15th to Mid-18th Century
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The history of Central Asia from 1400 to the 1850s had an uneven development. Periods of economic growth gave way to periods of economic decline, and were accompanied by corresponding changes in the spheres of science and culture. Thus, scholars call the turn of the fifteenth century – the time of Tīmūr and the Timurids – an epoch of renaissance, rich with historical works, poetry, architectural monuments, and works of art.

Having disintegrated…

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Mukminova, Roziya, “Central Asia: 15th to Mid-18th Century”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 24 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0011>
First published online: 2009

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