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- University of California Press 2013; US$ 65.00
At the time of Japan?s surrender to Allied forces on August 15, 1945, some six million Japanese were left stranded across the vast expanse of a vanquished Asian empire. Half civilian and half military, they faced the prospect of returning somehow to a Japan that lay prostrate, its cities destroyed, after years of warfare and Allied bombing campaigns.... more...
- Saqi 2013; US$ 18.94
Based on first-hand research conducted by the Moscow Centre for Civilizational and Regional Studies, this book documents the findings of one of the first authoritative studies on the newly independent states of Central Asia – Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kirgizia and Tadjikistan. Focusing on the unprecedented challenges facing these nascent... more...
- C.H. Beck 2013; US$ 48.36
Hauptbeschreibung Von den dunklen Anfängen in der Kiever und der mongolischen Epoche führt dieses Buch uns in das Zeitalter Iwans des Schrecklichen, das Jahrhundert Peters des Großen und durch das 18. und 19. Jahrhundert bis zum Untergang des Zarenreiches. Souverän die internationale Forschung beherrschend, gekonnt in der Darstellung, differenziert... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00
Focusing on the areas of politics, identity and education, this book looks at some of the most pressing and challenging issues that Kyrgyzstan faces in the post-Soviet era. It argues that Kyrgyzstan is challenged with oscillations between the old and the new on the one hand, and domestic and international on the other. The book analyses the process... more...
Briefe aus Afrika - 1932-1938: Deutsche Siedler in den ehemaligen Kolonien Deutsch-Südwestafrika und Deutsch-OstafrikaDiplomica Verlag 2013; US$ 28.78
Hauptbeschreibung In hochinteressanter, oft amüsanter Weise wird in den hier veröffentlichten Briefen die Situation der deutschen Siedler in dem im Jahre 1932 von Wirtschaftskrise und jahrelanger Dürre geplagten Südwestafrika dargestellt. Die Briefe aus Ostafrika (1934-1938) beschreiben die Situation der deutschen Siedler im Landesinnern und das... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
Since Soviet collapse, the independent republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan have faced tremendous political, economic, and security challenges. Focusing on these five republics, this textbook analyzes the contending understandings of the politics of the past, present and future transformations of Central Asia,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00
Since its independence in 1991 Tajikistan has suffered a painful series of political crises followed by a civil war, still continuing, whose repercussions extend far beyond its borders. This work examines the causes of the turmoil, and analyses, through the case of Tajikistan, social and political dynamics at work throughout Central Asia. The book... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95
The central argument of this book is that the half-century of Russian rule in Central Asia was shaped by traditions of authoritarian rule, by Russian national interests, and by a civic reform agenda that brought to Turkestan the principles that informed Alexander II's reform policies. This civilizing mission sought to lay the foundations for a rejuvenated,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 190.00
Tracing the development of western thought about Central Asia, this book argues that for historical and political reasons, Central Asia was seen as being in a colonial relationship with Russia. Consequently, an anti-colonial revolution in Asia was seen as the greatest threat to the USSR. The book questions the suitability of the colonial model for... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 195.00
Offers a reconstruction of the social, cultural and legal history of the Middle Horde Kazakh steppe in the 19th century using largely untapped archival records from Kazakhstan and Russia and contemporary reports. It explores the cross-cultural encounter of laws, customs and judicial practices in the process of Russian empire-building at the local level. more...