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  • Christianizing Peoples and Converting Individualsby G. Armstrong; I. N. Wood

    Brepols Publishers 2001; US$ 77.00

    The selected essays in this volume deal with the subject of conversion across the full chronological, geographical and religious expanse of medieval Europe and central Asia. more...

  • Everyday Islam in Post-Soviet Central Asiaby Maria Elisabeth Louw

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Providing a wealth of empirical research on the everyday practise of Islam in post-Soviet Central Asia, this book gives a detailed account of how Islam is understood and practised among ordinary Muslims in the region, focusing in particular on Uzbekistan. It shows how individuals negotiate understandings of Islam as an important marker for identity,... more...

  • Hogs in the Shadowsby Milo S. Afong

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 15.00

    There is a special breed of Marine for whom the prey is the enemy?and every day is hunting season. This Marine is a HOG?a Hunter of Gunmen. These are the gripping, gut-wrenching true stories of those Marines in Iraq whose sole purpose on the battlefield is to eliminate the enemy?one combatant at a time. Every time a HOG puts his eye to the glass,... more...

  • National Identity and Globalizationby Douglas W. Blum

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 42.00

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

  • Urban Life in Post-Soviet Asiaby Catharine Alexander; Victor Buchli; Caroline Humphrey

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Capturing a unique historical moment, this book examines the changes in urban life since the collapse of the Soviet Union from an ethnographic perspective, thus addressing significant gaps in the literature on cities, Central Asia and post-socialism. It encompasses Tashkent, Almaty, Astana and Ulan-Ude: four cities with quite different responses... 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...

  • Uzbekistan and the United Statesby Shahram Akbarzadeh

    Zed Books 2005; US$ 34.95

    Uzbekistan, the most strategically situated Central Asian country, has exhibited the most appalling record on human rights and democratic reforms. Yet, post - September 11, a transformation in US policy has suddenly taken place. US troops are now stationed there; Washington has put the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan on its list of terrorist organizations;... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...