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- Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 18.99
A vast region stretching roughly from the Volga River to Manchuria and the northern Chinese borderlands, Central Asia has been called the "pivot of history," a land where nomadic invaders and Silk Road traders changed the destinies of states that ringed its borders, including pre-modern Europe, the Middle East, and China. In Central Asia... more...
- RoutledgeCurzon 2005; US$ 44.95
This book deals comprehensively with the history, anthropology and recent social and economic development of the Pamiri people in Gorno-Badakhshan, Eastern Tajikistan. more...
- I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 42.00
For five millennia, the peoples and cultures of East and West have met and mingled in Central Asia. For explorers and travellers it is a promised land, a region of white spaces on the map, forgotten cities and archaeological treasures. Christoph Baumer has spent a lifetime travelling through the countries of Central Asia, making extraordinary discoveries... more...
- HarperCollins US 2002; US$ 19.95
Apart from oil, rugs are the Muslim world's best-known commodity. While rugs are found in most Western homes, the story of religious, political, and tribal strife behind their creation is virtually unknown. In The Carpet Wars, award-winning journalist Christopher Kremmer chronicles his fascinating ten-year journey along the ancient carpet trade... more...
- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.99
Afghan-American journalist Fariba Nawa delivers a revealing and deeply personal explorationof Afghanistan and the drug trade which rules the country, from corruptofficials to warlords and child brides and beyond. KhaledHosseini, author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns calls Opium Nation ?an insightful andinformative look at the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 188.00
Economic Development in Kazakhstan traces the role of large enterprises in the economy of Kazakhstan, their development through 70 years of socialism and their privatization since 1991 when Kazakhstan became independent. The book gives hitherto hidden insights into policies which aim at transforming the economy and individuals who now control parts... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 34.00
The author charts the history of Inner Asia from the arrival of Islam. The contemporary focus rests on the seven countries which comprise Eurasia. Since 1991, a divergent literature has evolved responding to renewed interest in the region. No comprehensive survey exists however and Soucek's book will fill the gap. more...
- RAND Corporation 2003; US$ 9.95
In this volume, the authors identify and evaluate key faultlines in Central Asia and the South Caucasus and how they affect the likelihood and possible evolution of armed conflict in these regions. The analysis examines the ways in which the emergence of conflict could draw the US into the strife. more...
- RAND Corporation 2006; US$ 9.95
China, Iran, Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan are critical players in the security and economic issues that will determine the future of Central Asia and affect U.S. interests in the region. While each country stands to benefit from stability and economic growth in Central Asia, opinion toward U.S. presence and policy in the region could be a point... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95
Through careful historical and ethnographic research and extensive use of local scholarly works, this book provides a persuasive and careful analysis of the production of knowledge in Central Asia. The author demonstrates that classical theories of science and society are inadequate for understanding the science project in Central Asia. Instead, a... more...