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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Stalins Nomadenby Robert Kindler

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2014; US$ 20.68

    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...

  • "Beschreibung der Tschucktschi, von ihren Gebräuchen und Lebensart" sowie weitere Berichte und Materialienby Carl Heinrich Merck; Dittmar Dahlmann; Diana Ordubadi; Helena Pivovar; Sylke Frahnert; Michael Knüppel; Lupold von Lehsten

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 22.56

    Ein einzigartiges Zeugnis der ethnologischen Erforschung der indigenen Bevölkerung der Tschuktschen-Halbinsel aus dem 18. Jahrhundert. Auf Geheiß der russischen Zarin Katharina II. begleitete der deutsche Arzt Carl Heinrich Merck als Naturforscher die geheime astronomische und geographische Expedition zur Erkundung Ostsibiriens und Alaskas (1785-1795).... 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

    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...

  • Russian Culture in Uzbekistanby David MacFadyen

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Recent political changes in Central Asia, where the United States is replacing Russia as the dominant power, are having a profound effect on Russian speakers in the region. These people, formerly perceived as progressive and engaging with Europe, are now confronted by the erasure of their literary, musical, cinematic and journalistic culture, as local... more...

  • Central Asia and the Caucasusby Touraj Atabaki; Sanjyot Mehendale

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, a number of linkages have been established between newly independent Central Asian states, or populations within them, and diaspora ethnic groups. This book explores the roles that diaspora communities play in the recent and ongoing emergence of national identities in Central Asia and the Caucasus. The loyalties... more...