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- Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 2010; US$ 18.99
At the outset of independence 18 years ago, Kazakhstan's leaders promised that the country's rich natural resources, with oil and gas reserves among the largest in the world, would soon bring economic prosperity. It appeared that democracy was beginning to take hold in this newly independent state. Nearly two decades later, Kazakhstan has achieved... more...
- Eye Books 2006; US$ 9.99
Every year thousands compete to win the RGS/BBC Journey of a Lifetime award and fulfill their travel dreams. However, Andy Home's dream would be most people's nightmare. Andy went to Siberia, to the Russian industrial mining city of Norilsk where temperatures drop to minus 50, half the year is spent in perpetual darkness, and the pollution has destroyed... more...
Briefe aus Afrika - 1932-1938: Deutsche Siedler in den ehemaligen Kolonien Deutsch-Südwestafrika und Deutsch-OstafrikaDiplomica Verlag 2013; US$ 22.53
In hochinteressanter, oft amüsanter Weise wird in den hier veröffentlichten Briefen die Situation der deutschen Siedler in dem im Jahre 1932 von Wirtschaftskrise und jahrelanger Dürre geplagten Südwestafrika dargestellt. Die Briefe aus Ostafrika (1934-1938) beschreiben die Situation der deutschen Siedler im Landesinnern und das Leben kleiner Angestellter... more...
- University of California Press 2013; US$ 65.00
At the time of Japan?s surrender to Allied forces on August 15, 1945, some six million Japanese were left stranded across the vast expanse of a vanquished Asian empire. Half civilian and half military, they faced the prospect of returning somehow to a Japan that lay prostrate, its cities destroyed, after years of warfare and Allied bombing campaigns.... more...
- Hoover Institution Press 1990; US$ 24.95
In this study of the modern Uzbeks, Professor Edward A. Allworth provides a comprehensive and authoritative survey of an important group of Muslim people who live within the boundaries of the Soviet Union. After the Russians and the Ukranians, the Uzbeks are the largest ethnic group in the Soviet Union and the strongest of a number of Muslim communities... more...
- Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00
Throughout its history the concept of "Uzbekness," or more generally of a Turkic-speaking sedentary population, has continuously attracted members of other groups to join, as being Uzbek promises opportunities to enlarge ones social network. Accession is comparatively easy, as Uzbekness is grounded in a cultural model of territoriality, rather than... more...
- Saqi 2013; US$ 18.94
Based on first-hand research conducted by the Moscow Centre for Civilizational and Regional Studies, this book documents the findings of one of the first authoritative studies on the newly independent states of Central Asia – Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kirgizia and Tadjikistan. Focusing on the unprecedented challenges facing these nascent... more...
- Kube Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 22.95
" The Muslim Heritage of Bengal is a multidimensional work. . . . I am sure this book will add to the vista of knowledge in the field of Muslim history and heritage of Bengal. I recommend this work."—Dr A. K. M. Yaqub Ali, Professor Emeritus, Islamic History & Culture, University of Rajshahi "Khan's book provides invaluable information which will... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95
This volume offers a comprehensive examination of the process of performance management. It provides a balance between concepts and skills-based exercises. Conceptual understanding is addressed, followed by a variety of "skill-builder" excercises, which provide a rich resource for students. more...
- transcript 2014; US$ 35.03
Forschungsreisen nach Mittelasien erlebten zwischen 1890 und 1930 eine Konjunktur. Obwohl die Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft des Kaiserreichs und der Weimarer Republik maßgeblich von Expeditionen geprägt waren, sind sie in der deutschen Geschichtsschreibung bislang kaum thematisiert worden. Dabei liegt ihre Bedeutung nicht nur in der Erkundung und Erforschung... more...