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Inner Asia
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I. Pre-Islamic Period – II. Islam

I. Pre-Islamic Period

1. Geopolitical ambiguity, conception, and definition

The concept of “Inner Asia” is both historically and geographically unclear. It is usually understood to mean the territories between Iran in the west and the Chinese border in the east (China), while giving way to the Siberian taiga in the north and abutting to the Himalayas in the south. It includes areas in the modern states of Afghanistan, Pakistan, northern India, northeastern Iran, Mongolia,…

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Kollmar-Paulenz, Karénina, Muminov, Ashirbek and Kügelgen, Anke v., “Inner Asia”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_025451>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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