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  • Islam after Communismby Adeeb Khalid

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 31.95

    Adeeb Khalid combines insights from the study of both Islam and Soviet history in this sophisticated analysis of the ways that Muslim societies in Central Asia have been transformed by the Soviet presence in the region. Arguing that the utopian Bolshevik project of remaking the world featured a sustained assault on Islam that destroyed patterns of... more...

  • Ghost Warsby Steve Coll

    Penguin Group US 2004; US$ 18.00

    Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize The explosive first-hand account of America's secret history in Afghanistan With the publication of Ghost Wars , Steve Coll became not only a Pulitzer Prize winner, but also the expert on the rise of the Taliban, the emergence of Bin Laden, and the secret efforts by CIA officers and their agents to capture... more...

  • The Punishment of Virtueby Sarah Chayes

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 16.00

    As a former star reporter for NPR, Sarah Chayes developed a devoted listenership for her on-site reports on conflicts around the world. In The Punishment of Virtue , she reveals the misguided U.S. policy in Afghanistan in the wake of the defeat of the Taliban, which has severely undermined the effort to build democracy and allowed corrupt tribal warlords... more...

  • Beyond Memoryby Greta Lynn Uehling

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 43.00

    This book offers the first in-depth, ethnographic exploration of the Crimean Tatars' experience of deportation from Ukraine at the end of World War II, examining how "memories" and sentiments were created and came to shape the dramatic repatriation to historic lands, which involved squatting and self-immolation. more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 168.00

    Published originally in French, this revised and updated English edition presents an original and insightful approach to the problem of humanitarian aid in the Central Asian and Caucasus region. more...

  • The Northwest Caucasusby Walter Richmond

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 49.95

    This book presents a comprehensive history of the Northwest Caucasus. It examines interethnic relations and demographic changes that have occurred, shedding new light on how the policies of the Ottoman Empire, Crimean Khanate, and Russia have affected the peoples living in the region and their current socio-political situation. more...

  • Lions of Kandaharby Rusty Bradley; Kevin Maurer

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 27.00

    One of the most critical battles of the Afghan War is now revealed as never before. Lions of Kandahar is an inside account from the unique perspective of an active-duty U.S. Army Special Forces commander, an unparalled warrior with multiple deployments to the theater who has only recently returned from combat there. Southern Afghanistan was slipping... more...

  • The Ghaznavid and Seljuk Turksby G.E. Tetley

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 44.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Three Cups of Teaby Greg Mortenson; David Oliver Relin

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 16.00

    The astonishing, uplifting story of a real-life Indiana Jones and his humanitarian campaign to use education to combat terrorism in the Taliban?s backyard Anyone who despairs of the individual?s power to change lives has to read the story of Greg Mortenson, a homeless mountaineer who, following a 1993 climb of Pakistan?s treacherous K2, was... more...