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  • The Lost Heart Of Asiaby Colin Thubron

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.00

    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...

  • Great Games, Local Rulesby Alexander Cooley

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 14.99

    The struggle between Russia and Great Britain over Central Asia in the nineteenth century was the original "great game." But in the past quarter century, a new "great game" has emerged, pitting America against a newly aggressive Russia and a resource-hungry China, all struggling for influence over one of the volatile areas in the... more...

  • Games without Rulesby Tamim Ansary

    PublicAffairs 2012; US$ 16.99

    By the author of Destiny Disrupted : an enlightening, accessible history of modern Afghanistan from the Afghan point of view, showing how Great Power conflicts have interrupted its ongoing, internal struggle to take form as a nation more...

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

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 32.00

    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...

  • Geographic Perspectives on Soviet Central Asiaby Robert Lewis

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 240.00

    In a unique survey, based on new census data, Geographic Perspectives on Soviet Central Asia highlights the region's geographic, economic and ecological problems since 1945. Painting a grim picture, this book investigates how the combination of rapid population growth and declining per capita investment is causing economic conditions to slide in rural... more...

  • Technology, Tradition and Survivalby Richard Tapper; Keith McLachlan

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 73.95

    The contributors address the history, originality, variety and sophistication of traditional science, technology and material culture in the Middle East and Central Asia, their influence on the history of Europe and the West, and the threat posed by modern Western technologies. more...

  • Political Organization in Cen.Asia & Hbby Vladimir Babak; Demian Vaisman; Aryeh Wasserman

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 188.00

    This work contains a selection of annotated documents, including party platforms and declarations of the major political groupings in the Islamic republics of the former Soviet Union. The book covers primarily the period from 1991 to 1994, which can be characterized as the first stage in the formation of a pluralistic society in these emerging states.... more...

  • Caspianby Shirin Akiner

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    The Caspian redefines a Caspian debate long characterized by one-sided and politically motivated analyses and, at times, fantastic reporting. Bringing together a range of influential voices from academia, the media, the oil industry, civil service, the military and diplomatic corps, this book rewrites the region's recent history. more...

  • Heroes of the Ageby David B. Edwards

    University of California Press 1996; US$ 33.95

    Much of the political turmoil that has occurred in Afghanistan since the Marxist revolution of 1978 has been attributed to the dispute between Soviet-aligned Marxists and the religious extremists inspired by Egyptian and Pakistani brands of "fundamentalist" Islam. In a significant departure from this view, David B. Edwards contends that?though Marxism... more...

  • Institutional Change and Political Continuity in Post-Soviet Central Asiaby Pauline Jones Luong

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 39.00

    This book examines the diversity of electoral systems in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. more...