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Entry of the Emir into Samarkand

His eye might there command wherever stood
City of old or modern fame, the seat
Of mightiest empire, from the destined walls
Of Cambalu, seat of Cathaian Can,
And Samarkand by Oxus, Temir's throne,
To Paquin of Sinaean kings, and thence
To Agra and Lahore of Great Mogul
(Milton, Paradise Lost, XI.385-391)

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This website originally started out as a way to promote the writing, editing and web design services of Oxus Communications. In 1997 I relocated to Uzbekistan, where I was involved in educational development work, and Oxus Communications went into hibernation. Over the years, the sections of this website that deal with Central Asia have always attracted more interest than anything to do with the original business. As a result, the website now focuses on various topics related to Central Asia, as well as evolving sections on Syriac Christianity, especially in Central Asia.

I am currently a graduate student in the Faculty of Oriental Studies at the University of Cambridge, where I am doing research on
Syriac Christianity and Turkic Peoples. You are welcome to quote any material from this website in an article or research paper, but please give the appropriate URL of the webpage you are quoting from. Thank you and I hope you enjoy the site!

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 The Transoxiana Pages (devoted to Central Asia)

The Suryoyo Pages (devoted to Syriac Christianity)

The Tarsakan Pages (devoted to Syriac Christianity in Central Asia)

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