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  • 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$ 49.95

    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 possible ways to improve Muslim-Christian relations in the present and future. 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...

  • China, Xinjiang and Central Asiaby Colin Mackerras; Michael Clarke

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95

    Central Asia and Xinjiang, the far northwestern province of China, are of increasing international importance. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the region?s significance historically, of the contemporary international forces which affect the region, and of current political, economic and cultural developments. more...

  • Eurasia Rising: Democracy and Independence in the Post-Soviet Spaceby Georgeta Pourchot

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 75.00

    Although the score of countries comprising Russia's near abroad (the former non-Russian Soviet republics) and far abroad (the former non-Russian Warsaw Pact states) are behaving with variably increasing independence in their domestic and foreign policies, Russia continues to regard them as remaining within the same core-periphery sphere of influence... more...

  • Afghanistanby Thomas Barfield

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 16.95

    Afghanistan traces the historic struggles and the changing nature of political authority in this volatile region of the world, from the Mughal Empire in the sixteenth century to the Taliban resurgence today. Thomas Barfield introduces readers to the bewildering diversity of tribal and ethnic groups in Afghanistan, explaining what unites them as... more...

  • Afghanistanby Sandy Gall

    Random House 2010; US$ 18.84

    This book is an account of Sandy Gall's last trip to Afghanistan in 1986 to report the war. It tells of his journey, with all its hardships and dangers, as well as explaining the background to the war including some dramatic pictures of the fighting. Sandy Gall chose to revisit the man he regards as the outstanding commander in Afghanistan, Ahmed... more...

  • Afgantsyby Rodric Braithwaite

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 21.99

    The story of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan is well known: the expansionist Communists overwhelmed a poor country as a means of reaching a warm-water port on the Persian Gulf. Afghan mujahideen upset their plans, holding on with little more than natural fighting skills, until CIA agents came to the rescue with American arms. Humiliated in battle,... more...

  • Blogging from the Battlefieldby Major Paul Smith

    The History Press 2011; US$ 18.94

    Front Line Bloggers - Afghanistan and Helmand Blog - Aghanistan (now combined as UK Forces Afghanistan) were established by the MoD to allow UK armed forces personnel to tell the public back home what they were doing there, in their own words. Officers, NCOs and other ranks representing a wide variety of units - infantry, artillery, signals, logistics,... more...