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  • Studying Islam in the Soviet Unionby Michael Kemper

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 11.50

    Ons beeld van de islam in de Sovjet-Unie is de laatste drie decennia erg veranderd. Tijdens de periode van de Koude oorlog bekeken Westelijke waarnemers hoofdzakelijk of de islam - en vooral soefi broederschap ? een politieke en militaire bedreiging zouden kunnen vormen voor de heerschappij van Moskou in Centraal Azië en de Kaukasus. Dit in tegenstelling... more...

  • The Kazakhsby Chokan Laumulin; Murat Laumulin

    BRILL 2009; US$ 63.00

    Here is a well-informed, concise introduction to the culture and history of the vast territory of Kazakhstan, equivalent to the size of Western Europe, located at the centre of geographical Eurasia. more...

  • The Heritage of Soviet Oriental Studiesby Michael Kemper; Stephan Conermann

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the Russian/Soviet intellectual tradition of Oriental and Islamic studies, which comprised a rich body of knowledge especially on Central Asia and the Caucasus. The Soviet Oriental tradition was deeply linked to politics ? probably even more than other European ?Orientalisms?. It breaks new ground by providing Western and post-Soviet... more...

  • Medieval Russia, 980?1584by Janet Martin

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    A revised edition of the history of Russia from 980?1584. more...

  • In Search of Kazakhstanby Christopher Robbins

    Profile Books 2012; US$ 11.98

    The only thing most people know about Kazakhstan is that it is homeland to Borat - and he isn't even real. Actually this vast place - the last unknown inhabited country in the world - is far more surprising and entertaining. For one thing, it is as varied as Europe, combining stupendous wealth, grinding poverty, exotic traditions and a mad dash for... more...

  • A Carpet Ride to Khivaby Christopher Alexander

    Icon Books 2010; US$ 11.65

    Chris Alexander originally travelled to Khiva, a remote walled city in Uzbekistan on the route of the ancient Silk Road, to write a guidebook. But he stayed, mesmerized by a world of silk and forgotten 15th-century carpet designs – discovering indigo blue, madder red, pomegranate gold and the subtle shades of life in a desert oasis.  ... more...

  • Asiatic Russiaby Tomohiko Uyama

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Although the Russian Empire has traditionally been viewed as a European borderland, most of its territory was actually situated in Asia. Imperial power was huge but often suffered from a lack of enough information and resources to rule its culturally diverse subjects, and asymmetric relations between state and society combined with flexible strategies... more...

  • On the Run in Siberiaby Rane Willerslev; Coilín ÓhAiseadha

    University of Minnesota Press 2012; US$ 60.00

    A hair-raising tale of idealism, political corruption, shamanism, and survival in the Siberian wilderness more...

  • Fortune and the Cursedby Katherine Swancutt

    Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 34.95

    Innovation-making is a classic theme in anthropology that reveals how people fine-tune their ontologies, live in the world and conceive of it as they do. This ethnographic study is an entrance into the world of Buryat Mongol divination, where a group of cursed shamans undertake the 'race against time' to produce innovative remedies that will improve... more...

  • White Feverby Jacek Hugo-Bader

    Counterpoint 2012; US$ 16.99

    No one in their right mind travels across Siberia in the middle of winter in a modified Russian jeep, with only a CD player (which breaks on the first day) for company. But Jacek Hugo-Bader is no ordinary traveler. As a fiftieth birthday present to himself, he sets out to drive from Moscow to Vladivostok, traversing a continent that is two and a half... more...