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Central Asia

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  • The Lost Heart of Asiaby Colin Thubron

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 13.99

    A land of enormous proportions, countless secrets, and incredible history, Central Asia was the heart of the great Mongol empire of Tamerlane and scene of Stalin's cruelest deportations. A remote and fascinating region in a constant state of transition?never more so than since the collapse of the Soviet Union?it encompasses terrain as diverse as the... more...

  • An Enemy We Createdby Alex Strick van Linschoten; Felix Kuehn

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 23.99

    To this day, the belief is widespread that the Taliban and al-Qaeda are synonymous, that their ideology and objectives are closely intertwined, and that they have made common cause against the West for decades.In An Enemy We Created, Alex Strick van Linschoten and Felix Kuehn debunk this myth and reveal the much more complex reality that lies beneath... more...

  • The Silk Roadby James A. Millward

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 9.99

    The phrase "silk road" evokes vivid scenes of merchants leading camel caravans across vast stretches to trade exotic goods in glittering Oriental bazaars, of pilgrims braving bandits and frozen mountain passes to spread their faith across Asia. Looking at the reality behind these images, this Very Short Introduction illuminates the historical... more...

  • The Politics of Knowledge in Central Asiaby Sarah Amsler

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Talibanby James Fergusson

    Transworld 2010; US$ 15.98

    Fifteen years ago, southern Afghanistan was in even greater chaos than it is now. The Russians, who had occupied the country throughout the 1980s, were long gone. The disparate ethnic and religious leaders who had united to eject the invaders - the famous mujaheddin - were at each others' throats. For the rural poor of Kandahar province, life was... more...

  • Central Asiaby Tom Everett-Heath

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 63.95

    The five central Asian States of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan stand at the crossroads of world civilization. Influenced by South Asia, Iran, China and Russia, this region which has recently burst onto the world stage once again, guards a distinct identity. This collection by established experts on the area covers the dramatic... more...

  • Trapped Between the Map and Realityby Maria Theresa O'Shea

    Routledge 2004; US$ 146.00

    This thesis analyses geographical and historical factors, which have shaped Kurdish conceptions of their identity. more...

  • A History of Inner Asiaby Svat Soucek

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 36.00

    The history of Inner Asia from the arrival of Islam to the present day. more...

  • Central Asiaby Reuel R. Hanks

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 55.00

    A guide to the recently emerged states of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan, providing coverage of a broad range of political, economic, and cultural issues. more...

  • The Legacy of the Soviet Unionby Wendy Slater; Andrew Wilson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 144.00

    The Legacy of the Soviet Union offers a distillation by a group of eminent scholars of their experience of the post-Soviet years. Analysis of the post-Soviet landscape is accompanied by meditations on the impact of the post-Soviet transition on both policy-makers and academics. more...