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  • A Hedonist's Guide to Almaty and Astanaby Isabelle Kallo

    Hg2 2011; US$ 12.00

    Kazakhstan is thriving — it is fast becoming the business hub of Central Asia. Petro-dollars are flowing through the traditional and modern capitals of Almaty and Astana and businesses, tourists and investors are flocking there in droves. To cater to this smart hotels, gourmet restaurants and fast-paced bars are springing up in both cities. The... more...

  • Conflict, Cleavage, and Change in Central Asia and the Caucasusby Karen Dawisha; Bruce Parrott

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 44.00

    This volume examines the former Soviet states of Central Asia and the Caucasus. more...

  • Tajikistanby Shirin Akiner; Mohammad-Reza Djalili; Frederic Grare

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    Since its independence in 1991 Tajikistan has suffered a painful series of political crises followed by a civil war, still continuing, whose repercussions extend far beyond its borders. This work examines the causes of the turmoil, and analyses, through the case of Tajikistan, social and political dynamics at work throughout Central Asia. The book... more...

  • Tent Life in Siberiaby George Kennan; Larry McMurtry

    Skyhorse Publishing 2007; US$ 17.95

    This collection chronicles the fiction and non fiction classics by the greatest writers the world has ever known. The inclusion of both popular as well as overlooked pieces is pivotal to providing a broad and representative collection of classic works. more...

  • Material Culture and Sacred Landscapeby Peter Jordan

    AltaMira Press 2003; US$ 40.99

    Study of the Khanty pastoralists of Siberia and their use of sacred landscapes. more...

  • The Fight for Influenceby Alexey Malashenko

    Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 2013; US$ 15.95

    Russian influence in Central Asia is waning. Since attaining independence, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan have forged their own paths?building relationships with outside powers and throwing off the last vestiges of Soviet domination. But in many ways, Moscow still sees Central Asia through the lens of the Soviet Union,... more...

  • Stalins Nomadenby Robert Kindler

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2014; US$ 20.81

    Stalins Sowjetunion duldete keine Nomaden. Die im Land umherziehende Bevölkerung war weder politisch noch ökonomisch kontrollierbar. Staatliche Herrschaft ließ sich unter diesen Umständen kaum durchsetzen. So begannen die Bolschewiki Ende der 1920er Jahre mit der konsequenten Unterwerfung der multiethnischen Bevölkerung Kasachstans mittels Sesshaftmachung,... more...

  • To the Edge of the Worldby Christian Wolmar

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 27.99

    To the Edge of the World, is an adventure in travel—full of extraordinary personalities, more than a century of explosive political, economic, and cultural events, and almost inconceivable feats of engineering. Christian Wolmar passionately recounts the improbable origins of the Trans-Siberian railroad, the vital artery for Russian expansion that... more...

  • Central Asia In Historical Perspectiveby Beatrice Manz

    Westview Press 2009; US$ 25.99

    Since the demise of Soviet power, the newly independent republics are redefining their identities and their relations with the world at large. In Central Asia, which lies at the crossroads of several cultures, the emerging trends are complex and ambiguous.In this volume, leading experts explore factors that have driven the region?s historical development... more...

  • Agitating Imagesby Craig Campbell

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 81.00

    Following the socialist revolution, a colossal shift in everyday realities began in the 1920s and ?30s in the former Russian empire. Faced with the Siberian North, a vast territory considered culturally and technologically backward by the revolutionary government, the Soviets confidently undertook the project of reshaping the ordinary lives of the... more...