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  • The Spectacular Stateby Laura L. Adams

    Duke University Press 2010; US$ 79.95

    An analysis of how Uzbekistan s cultural and political elites engaged in a program of nation-building through culture, particularly by staging spectacular mass events, after the fall of the Soviet Union. more...

  • Variations on Uzbek Identityby Peter Finke

    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...

  • Central Asiaby Alexei Vassiliev

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Uzbekistan and the United Statesby Shahram Akbarzadeh

    Zed Books 2005; US$ 34.95

    Uzbekistan, the most strategically situated Central Asian country, has exhibited the most appalling record on human rights and democratic reforms. Yet, post - September 11, a transformation in US policy has suddenly taken place. US troops are now stationed there; Washington has put the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan on its list of terrorist organizations;... more...

  • Emergence of Rus 750-1200, Theby Simon Franklin; Jonathan Shepard

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95

    This eagerly awaited volume, the first of its kind by western scholars, describes the development amongst the diverse inhabitants of the immense landmass between the Carpathians and Urals of a political, economic and social nexus (underpinned by a common culture and, eventually, a common faith), out of which would emerge the future Russia, Ukraine... more...

  • Landscape and Culture in Northern Eurasiaby Peter Jordan

    Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 44.95

    This unique volume aims to break down the lingering linguistic boundaries that continue to divide up the circumpolar world, to move beyond ethnographic ‘thick description’ to integrate the study of northern Eurasian hunting and herding societies more effectively by encouraging increased international collaboration between archaeologists,... more...

  • The Modern Uzbeksby Edward A. Allworth

    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...