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  • The 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...

  • 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 Central Asia and Azerbijanby 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...

  • The Ghaznavid and Seljuk Turksby G.E. Tetley

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 48.95

    This new view on aspects of the Ghaznavid and Seljuk dynasties concentrates on the relationship of the panegyric poets Farrukhi Sistani†(c.995-1032) and Mu'izzi (c.1045-1127) to the Ghaznavid and Seljuk rulers and dignitaries for whom they wrote. Dr Tetley investigates the reliability of the historical information which may be gathered from the poems,... more...

  • Humanitarian Aid in Post-Soviet Countriesby LaŽtitia Atlani-Duault

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 168.00

    An anthropologist among aid workers. Her objective: to study that exotic tribe, humanitarian and development workers, along with their state and non-state partners, as they "export democracy" to post-soviet countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus. Her method: to join the tribe for ten years. From New York to Alma-Ata, by way of Geneva and Baku,... 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...

  • Economic Autonomy and Democracyby Kelly M. McMann

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 32.00

    This 2006 book examines how individuals decide to exercise their democratic rights, taking examples from Russia and Kyrgyzstan. more...

  • The Establishment of National Republics in Soviet Central Asiaby Dr Arne Haugen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 175.00

    This book examines the role of nation and nationality in the Soviet Union and analyzes the establishment of national republics in Soviet Central Asia. It argues that the originally nationally minded Soviet communists with their anti-nationalist attitudes came to view nation and national identity as valuable tools in state building. more...

  • Descent into Chaosby Ahmed Rashid

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00

    The #1 New York Times bestselling author provides a shocking analysis of the crisis in Pakistan and the renewed radicalism threatening Afghanistan and the West . Ahmed Rashid is ?Pakistan?s best and bravest reporter? ( Christopher Hitchens ). His unique knowledge of this vast and complex region allows him a panoramic vision and nuance that no... more...

  • Oil, Islam, and Conflictby Rob Johnson

    Reaktion Books 2007; US$ 25.00

    The Taliban is resurgent in Afghanistan while Chechnya still struggles under a shadow of violence, and the nations surrounding them are barely more stable. Add in the significant reserves scattered throughout Central Asia and you have a volatile political cocktail that makes the region, in Rob Johnson?s words, the ?new Middle East.? In Oil, Islam and... more...