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  • Soviet Orientalism and the Creation of Central Asian Nationsby Alfrid K. Bustanov

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    Orientalism ? the idea that the standpoint of Western writers on the East greatly affected what they wrote about the East, the "Other" ? applied also in Russia and the Soviet Union, where the study of the many exotic peoples incorporated into the Russian Empire, often in quite late imperial times, became a major academic industry, where, as in the... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00

    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...

  • Crisis of Medieval Russia 1200-1304,Theby John Fennell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 83.95

    John Fennell's history of thirteenth-century Russia is the only detailed study in English of the period, and is based on close investigation of the primary sources. His account concentrates on the turbulent politics of northern Russia, which was ultimately to become the tsardom of Muscovy, but he also gives detailed attention to the vast southern empire... more...

  • Turkmenistan: Strategies of Power, Dilemmas of Developmentby Sebastien Peyrouse

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This book is the first comprehensive introduction to contemporary Turkmenistan in English. more...

  • Central Asiaby Tom Everett-Heath

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 63.95

    The five central Asian States of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan stand at the crossroads of world civilization. Influenced by South Asia, Iran, China and Russia, this region which has recently burst onto the world stage once again, guards a distinct identity. This collection by established experts on the area covers the dramatic... more...

  • Imperial Visionsby Mark Bassin

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 64.00

    An intellectual/historiographical examination of the fundamental importance of geographical imagination in the mentalité of imperial Russia, first published in 1999. more...

  • A History of Inner Asiaby Svat Soucek

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 36.00

    The history of Inner Asia from the arrival of Islam to the present day. more...

  • Man Is Wolf to Manby Janusz Bardach

    University of California Press 1999; US$ 12.95

    Chronicles the author's life during his stay at the Kolyma prison camp in Siberia. FROM THE BOOK:"The pit I was ordered to dig had the precise dimensions of a casket. The NKVD officer carefully designed it. He measured my size with a stick, made lines on the forest floor, and told me to dig. He wanted to make sure I'd fit well inside." more...

  • Conflict and Security in Central Asia and the Caucasusby Hooman Peimani

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 155.00

    This insightful work maps out both the possibilities and the dangers that lie ahead for the nations of Central Asia and the Caucasus. The book analyzes the current security situation and clarifies its historical context, identifying the factors that have shaped the security of these young nations since their independence. It also examines the parametersópolitical,... more...

  • The History of the Central Asian Republicsby Peter L. Roudik

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 45.00

    Delve into Central Asia's complex history to learn how the nations of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan have evolved through the centuries to become cultural hotspots in recent years. more...