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Author Kreutzmann, Hermann, author

Title Pamirian crossroads : Kirghiz and Wakhi of High Asia / Hermann Kreutzmann ; editors: Anne Beck and Sabine Felmy ; cartography: Bernd Hilberer and Markus Hauser
Published Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz Verlag, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (559 pages) : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, maps (chiefly color), portraits
Summary Mapping the Pamirs and Wakhan mountain areas in High Asia, the author researches marginal border areas of Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and Tajikistan and how they were used by the Kirghiz and Wakhi peoples over time. Both archival and published textual, photographic and cartographic resources are used to illustrate this exploration of remote Asian mountain areas in the context of boundary-making, crossroads, communities, and migration
Notes Includes glossary of important terms and toponyms
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 496-551) and index
Includes many physical and historical maps and includes a bibliography of maps
Notes Print version record
Subject Borderlands -- Afghanistan -- Vākhān (Region)
Borderlands -- Pamir.
Human geography -- Afghanistan -- Vākhān (Region)
Human geography -- Pamir.
Migration, Internal -- Afghanistan -- Vākhān (Region)
Migration, Internal -- Pamir.
Population geography -- Afghanistan -- Vākhān (Region)
Population geography -- Pamir.
Wakhi (Asian people)
Pamir -- Maps.
Pamir -- Historical geography.
Vākhān (Afghanistan : Region) -- Maps.
Vākhān (Afghanistan : Region) -- Historical geography.
Genre/Form Maps.
Form Electronic book
Author Beck, Anne (Editor)
Hilberer, Bernd, editor
ISBN 3447194537 (electronic bk.)
9783447194532 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Kirghiz and Wakhi of High Asia