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15 February 2021

The History of Geographic Study of Kyrgyzstan from the Ancient Times till the Mid-19th Century

This work covers the history of research and geographic depiction of Kyrgyzstan from the ancient times until the mid-19th century. Based on archival research, published scientific works and unpublished manuscripts, it gives an overview of the knowledge of the region by ancient authors, Chinese travelers, European, Arab, and Central Asian geographers and thinkers, and Russian researchers for over a significant period of time.

The work is intended for a wide range of readers including university faculty, researchers, students and those interested in the history and geography of Kyrgyzstan.

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