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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Lost Heart Of Asiaby Colin Thubron

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.41

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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

    This work addresses 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 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

    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...

  • The Caspianby Shirin Akiner

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95

    Reflecting the particular concerns of each of the Caspian countries, this book offers a unique perspective on the prospects and priorities for long-term development round the Caspian basin. 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...