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Central Asia

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  • Lions of Kandaharby Rusty Bradley; Kevin Maurer

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 27.00

    ?One of the most important documents to emerge from the war in Afghanistan.? ? The Seattle Times   ?Powerful . . . a riveting account of a strategic battle that doesn?t glorify war or focus on heroic deeds . . . Make room on your military bookshelf for  Lions of Kandahar .? ? San Antonio Express-News   ?Bradley takes the reader into battle.?... more...

  • Lost World of the Golden Kingby Frank L. Holt

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 39.95

    Drawing on ancient historical writings, the vast array of information gleaned in recent years from the study of Hellenistic coins, and startling archaeological evidence newly unearthed in Afghanistan, Frank L. Holt sets out to rediscover the ancient civilization of Bactria. In a gripping narrative informed by the author?s deep knowledge of his subject,... more...

  • Three Cups of Teaby Greg Mortenson; David Oliver Relin

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 13.00

    "Greg Mortenson?s dangerous and difficult quest . . . is not only a thrilling read, it?s proof that one ordinary person, with the right combination of character and determination, really can change the world."- Tom Brokaw "An inspiring chronicle . . . this is one protagonist who clearly deserves to be called a hero."- People "Mortenson?s mission... 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...

  • Islam and Colonialismby Will Myer

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 190.00

    Tracing the development of western thought about Central Asia, this book argues that for historical and political reasons, Central Asia was seen as being in a colonial relationship with Russia. Consequently, an anti-colonial revolution in Asia was seen as the greatest threat to the USSR. The book questions the suitability of the colonial model for... more...

  • Persian Documentsby Kondo Nobuaki

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    After the Mongol period, Persian was the official written language in Iran, Central Asia and India. A vast amount of documents relating to administration and social life were produced and yet, unlike Ottoman and Arabic documents, Persian historical resources have received very little critical attention. This book is the first to use Persian Documents... more...

  • Oil, Transition and Security in Central Asiaby Sally Cummings

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Approaching Central Asia from the perspective of geopolitics, transition, oil and stability, the authors provide a very broad and diverse analysis of the region, examining domestic and international developments since 1991. The book both provides an introduction to the region and presents advanced research on international pipeline projects, political... more...

  • Russia's Protectorates in Central Asiaby Seymour Becker

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the Russian conquest of the ancient Central Asian khanates of Bukhara and Khiva in the 1860s and 1870s, and the relationship between Russia and the territories until their extinction as political entities in 1924. It shows how Russia's approach developed from one of non-intervention, with the primary aim of preventing British expansion... more...

  • Pre-tsarist and Tsarist Central Asiaby Paul Georg Geiss

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    This study, written from the perspective of political sociology, represents the first comparative examination of Central Asian communal and political organisation before and after the tsarist conquest of the region. It covers Turkman, Kyrgyz, Kazakh and other tribal societies, analyses the patrimonial state structures of the Emirate of Bukhara and... more...

  • Culture and Conquest in Mongol Eurasiaby Thomas T. Allsen

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 40.00

    Breaks new scholarly boundaries in the exploration of cultural and scientific exchanges across Mongol Eurasia. more...