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Central Asia

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  • The Heart of Asiaby Edward Denison Ross; Frances Henry Skrine

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Originally published in 1899, The Heart of Asia is a definitive history of Central Asia from pre-history to the contemporary machinations of the Russian empire. The book is valuable not only because of the quality of the historical work on the early period, but also because of the unique picture that it gives of contemporary views on the potential... 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...

  • The History of the Central Asian Republicsby Peter L. Roudik

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 45.00

    Delve into Central Asia's complex history to learn how the nations of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan have evolved through the centuries to become cultural hotspots in recent years. more...

  • I is for Infidelby Kathy Gannon

    PublicAffairs 2006; US$ 12.95

    A gripping, intimately-observed history of Afghanistan from 1986 to the presentóby the longest-serving Western journalist in the regionóoverturns our conventional and simplistic understandings. more...

  • Kazakhstan - Ethnicity, Language and Powerby Bhavna Dave

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Kazakhstan is emerging as the most dynamic economic and political actor in Central Asia. It is the second largest country of the former Soviet Union, after the Russian Federation, and has rich natural resources, particularly oil, which is being exploited through massive US investment. Kazakhstan has an impressive record of economic growth under the... more...

  • Language Politics in Contemporary Central Asiaby Jacob M. Landau; Barbara Kellner-Heinkele

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 14.95

    Nationalist leaders in the former Soviet states strive for national identity in both the political and cultural domains. Their language policies contend with Russian-speaking intelligentsias, numerous ethnic minorities and sizeable Russian communities backed by the Russian Federation - all presenting major challenges to facing the legacy of Soviet... 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...

  • The Lost Heart Of Asiaby Colin Thubron

    Random House 2012; US$ 15.98

    Thubron travelled throughout Central Asia in the wake of the break-up of the Soviet Union and documented the widespread social upheaval in a region reeling from political change. Thubron is an inspirational writer, intrepid traveller and insightful observer and his The Lost Heart of Asia is an outstanding guide to the history, people and culture... more...

  • Markets and Politics in Central Asiaby Gregory Gleason

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Over a decade after national independence, it is apparent that the contrasting development strategies adopted by the five new governments of Central Asia have led to significantly different outcomes. This well-written and timely book analyses how the development strategies of these countries have affected their transition from communist governance. more...

  • Mongols, Turks, and Othersby Reuven Amitai; Michal Biran

    BRILL 2004; US$ 156.00

    The interaction between Eurasian pastoral nomads and the surrounding sedentary societies is a major theme in world history. This volume explores the mulitfarious nature of nomadic society and its relations with China, Russia and the Middle East from antiquity into the contemporary world with emphasis on the Mongol and Turkish peoples. more...