Religions of Central Asia And Azerbaijan
Volume V under the title “Islam” from a series of monographs on the religions of Central Asia and Azerbaijan is now available for downloading on the website of the International Institute for Central Asian Studies (IICAS) in Russian at the following link: http://unesco-iicas.org/library/2/Monographs
The book was published as part of the international project “Ancient and Medieval Religions of Central Asia and Azerbaijan in the Monuments of Archeology”, initiated by the IICAS in order to study the spiritual culture of the nations lived in the region in the past, and to popularize all preserved written sources and archaeological materials. Particular emphasis was placed on the analysis of the process of establishing Islam in the region, mainly from the point of view of changes in the archaeological and architectural landscape.
The publication is addressed to specialists, university students, and a wide range of readers interested in the historical past of the vast Central Asian region.