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Central Asia

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Power and Change in Central Asiaby Sally Cummings

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 200.00

    This volume offers the first systematic comparison of political change, leadership style and stability in Central Asia. The contributors, all leading international specialists on the region, offer focused case-studies of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, comparing how the regimes have further consolidated their power... more...

  • Russian Colonial Society in Tashkent, 1865--1923by Jeff Sahadeo

    Indiana University Press 2007; US$ 36.00

    This intensively researched urban study dissects Russian Imperial and early Soviet rule in Islamic Central Asia from the diverse viewpoints of tsarist functionaries, Soviet bureaucrats, Russian workers, and lower-class women as well as Muslim notables and Central Asian traders. Jeff Sahadeo's stimulating... more...

  • Kurds and Kurdistan, The: A Selective and Annotated Bibliographyby Lokman Meho

    ABC-CLIO 1997; US$ 124.00

    As the Kurdish question becomes more prominent in Middle Eastern politics, it is attracting attention from the media, the academic community, and governmental and non-governmental organizations. Swamped with questions from the press and academic departments, students of Kurdish topics have needed a comprehensive bibliography on the Kurds. This book... more...