Talk:Emirate of Bukhara
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Direct Descendants of Ghenghis Khan?
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An early colour photograph of the Emir of Bukhara, Mohammed Alim Khan, in 1911, taken by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii as part of his work to document the Russian Empire from 1909 to 1915. Alim Khan, a direct descendant of Genghis Khan, was the last emir of the Manghit dynasty. He reigned from 1911 to 1920, fleeing to Afghanistan when the Bolsheviks annexed Bukhara and proclaimed the Bukharan People's Republic.
126.96.36.199 03:54, 16 November 2006 (UTC)
- I have put the photo back, but with a non-controversial caption. Vmenkov 01:33, 7 December 2006 (UTC)
Anyone know what the proper form is: "The Emirate of Bukhara" or "Emrate of Bukhara"? This is not a trivial question. "Ukraine" has gone out of its way to change its official name from "The Ukraine." I find that there is no consistency at Wikipedia as to the former usage. --Ludvikus (talk) 17:20, 28 December 2007 (UTC)
Thoughts on Culture
While the discussion of Bukharian Jews is important, I have several problems with its prominence:
1) By having the 'culture' section detail only the oppression of the Jewish community doesn't give justice to the complex and beautiful culture, both Jewish and Islamic, that is indigenous to the area.
2) There is a distinct page for Bukharian Jews.
3) There are no citations.
4) By focusing upon solely the periods of oppression, we gain a distorted perspective on the centuries-long residence of the Bukharian Jewish community; to quote the Wikipedia page on Bukharan Jews: "this Central Asian community has experienced alternating periods of freedom and prosperity, as well as periods of oppression."
5) Is the discussion of Europeans giving names really important here? Aren't we more interested in local perspectives in such a short piece? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Aebrynis (talk • contribs) 05:04, 22 February 2008 (UTC)