Through the study of three successive versions of a Marxist encyclopaedic compendium on Islam published from 1986 to 1989 in Tashkent by a group of Uzbekistani atheist ideologues comprising ethnographer Iso Jabborov, the author casts light on the rapid adjustments of definitions adopted in these year, and on their paradoxical contribution to the destruction of the illusion of the permanence of Soviet power.

The Redaction
CER: II-4.3.D-405