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  • The Northwest Caucasusby Walter Richmond

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    This is the first book to present a comprehensive history of the Northwest Caucasus. Based on extensive research, it describes the peoples of the Northwest Caucasus, which have a significantly different ethnic makeup and history than the Northeast (Chechnya and Daghestan). The book examines their struggles for survival against repeated invasions and... more...

  • The Ghaznavid and Seljuk Turksby G.E. Tetley

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Birth of Tajikistanby Paul Bergne

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 14.95

    When the Bolshevik Revolution broke out in October 1917, much of Central Asia was still ruled by autonomous rulers such as the Emir of Bukhara and the Khan of Khiva. By 1920 the khanates had been transformed into People's Republics. In 1924, Stalin re-drew the frontiers of the region on ethno-linguistic lines creating, amongst other statelets, the... 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...

  • The Silk Road - Central Asia, Afghanistan and Iranby Jonathan Tucker; Paul Theroux

    I.B.Tauris 2015; US$ 14.95

    Stretching from the ancient Chinese capital of Xian across the expanses of Central Asia to Rome, the Silk Road was, for 2,000 years, a vibrant network of arteries that carried the lifeblood of nations across the world. Along a multitude of routes everything was exchanged: exotic goods, art, knowledge, religion, philosophy, disease and war. From the... more...

  • Islam and Colonialismby Will Myer

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...