The author examines varied aspects of change in historical research in the former Soviet Central Asian countries since Perestroika: political change and the re-examination of history; the Soviet legacy and nationalist scholarship; new disciplines and popular genres.  The article then focuses successively on the main features of research in each country, with special interest in Kazakhstan (historical research on nomadic societies; Turkism and Eurasianism; the development of social sciences).

The Redaction
CER: I-1.2.C-96