Edward A. Allworth

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For the Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, see Edward Allworth.

Edward A. Allworth (born December 1, 1920) is an American historian who is Emeritus Professor of Turco-Soviet Studies at Columbia University. [1]


Allworth was formerly the director of the Center for the Study of Central Asia as well as director of the Program on Soviet Nationality Problems. He has published numerous books on the history of Central Asia.[1] During World War II he served as a Platoon Leader, 2d Lieutenant, and Adjutant, in the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, US Army, in the Normandy invasion and the Division's battles thereafter through the Allied World War II victory in Northern Europe.


Some of his contributions to the history, people and cultures of Central Asia:

  • The nationality question in Soviet Central Asia, (editor) Praeger Publishers, 1973.
  • The modern Uzbeks from the fourteenth century to the present : a cultural history, Hoover Press, 1990.
  • Central Asia, 130 years of Russian dominance: A historical overview, (3 edition), Duke University Press, 1994
  • Muslim Communities Reemerge: Historical Perspectives on Nationality, Politics, and Opposition in the Former Soviet Union and Yugoslavia (co-editor), Duke University Press, 1994.
  • The Tatars of Crimea: Return to the Homeland, Duke University Press, 1997.