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  • Muslim-Christian Relations in Central Asiaby Christian van Gorder

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    This book explores issues of cultural tension that affect Muslim and Christian interaction within the Central Asian context. It looks at the ways that Christians have interacted with Central Asian Muslims in the past, and discusses what might need to be done to improve Muslim-Christian relations in the region in the present and future. Since the... more...

  • National Identity and Globalizationby Douglas W. Blum

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 36.00

    This 2007 text examines the problem of national identity formation in the context of globalization. more...

  • The Oil and the Gloryby Steve Levine

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 30.00

    Remote, forbidding, and volatile, the Caspian Sea long tantalized the world with its vast oil reserves. But outsiders, blocked by the closed Soviet system, couldn?t get to it. Then the Soviet Union collapsed, and a wholesale rush into the region erupted. Along with oilmen, representatives of the world?s leading nations flocked to the Caspian for a... more...

  • Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of Central Asiaby R. Abazov

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 75.00

    This atlas graphically illuminates the region's history tracing back to the 8th-7th century B.C. From the spread of Islam to the invasion of the Mongols, the area has been at the crossroads of some of the world's most important developments, all succinctly explained in this book. more...

  • Russia and Iran, 1780-1828by Muriel Atkin

    University of Minnesota Press 1980; US$ 67.50

    Modern Russo-Iranian relations date from the late eighteenth century, when after several centuries of commercial and diplomatic contact, the two nations entered a period of extended warfare for possession of the Caucasian borderlands, disputed territory t more...

  • Russian-American Relationsby Hafeez Malik

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 186.00

    This is a collective endeavour to highlight the role of Islam in the emerging pattern of relations between Russia and the United States. It highlights particularly the role that the two autonomous republics within the Russian Federation - Tatarstan and Bashkortostan - play in Eurasia. more...

  • Russian Culture in Uzbekistanby David MacFadyen

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Recent political changes in Central Asia, where the United States is replacing Russia as the dominant power, are having a profound effect on Russian speakers in the region. These people, formerly perceived as progressive and engaging with Europe, are now confronted by the erasure of their literary, musical, cinematic and journalistic culture, as local... more...

  • The Russian General Staff and Asia, 1860-1917by Alex Marshall

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    This new book examines the role of the Tsarist General Staff in studying and administering Russia?s Asian borderlands. It considers the nature of the Imperial Russian state, the institutional characteristics of the General Staff, and Russia?s relationship with Asia. During the nineteenth century, Russia was an important player in the so-called ?Great... more...

  • Sogdian Tradersby Étienne de la Vaissière; James Ward

    BRILL 2005; US$ 193.00

    The Sogdian were the main traders of Central Asia from the fifth to the eighth century. Their diaspora is attested in India, China, Iran, the Turkish Steppe, but also Byzantium. This is the first attempt to describe their trade. more...

  • Strategic Developments in Eurasia After 11 Septemberby Shireen Hunter

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 59.95

    Presenting the views of leading experts on strategic considerations in Eurasia, this volume shows that the 11 September attacks and subsequent developments have affected the way in which international relations are evaluated. In addition, these developments have turned the concept of asymmetric threats, including large-scale international terrorist... more...