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  • 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...

  • Material Culture and Sacred Landscapeby Peter Jordan

    AltaMira Press 2003; US$ 36.99

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

  • Stalins Nomadenby Robert Kindler

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2014; US$ 24.61

    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

    Christian Wolmar passionately and expertly chronicles the story of what is often called Siberia?s lifeline. From its improbable conception and construction under Tsar Alexander III to the northern extension ordered by Brezhnev, Wolmar examines its continued success as a vital artery for the expansion of the Russian and subsequently—of the Soviet... more...

  • Understanding Central Asiaby Sally N. Cummings

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    Since Soviet collapse, the independent republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan have faced tremendous political, economic, and security challenges. Focusing on these five republics, this textbook analyzes the contending understandings of the politics of the past, present and future transformations of Central Asia,... more...

  • Central Asiaby Tom Everett-Heath

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 63.95

    Examines the transition Central Asia underwent in the twentieth century following the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Soviet colonial legacy and the attempts of new states to build secular states within the radical Islamic world. more...

  • Russian Culture in Uzbekistanby David MacFadyen

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95

    David MacFadyen gives a thought-provoking examination of the predicament of Russian culture in Central Asia, looking at literature, language, cinema, music, and religion. more...

  • Central Asia and the Caucasusby Touraj Atabaki; Sanjyot Mehendale

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95

    This book focuses on the dynamics among transnational forces within and beyond Central Asia and explores the roles played by diaspora communities in Central Asia and the Caucasus. more...

  • Kazakhstan - Ethnicity, Language and Powerby Bhavna Dave

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    Presenting an overview of post-Soviet Kazakhstan, focusing in particular on the attempts to build a national state, this book argues that Russification and Sovietization were not simply 'top-down' processes. It shows that they provide considerable scope for local initiatives, and that Soviet ethnically-based affirmative action policies have had a... more...

  • A History of Inner Asiaby Svat Soucek

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 35.00

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