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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...

  • Brothers on the Bashkausby Eugene Buchanan

    Fulcrum Publishing 2007; US$ 15.95

    From rafts made from old germ warfare suits to lifejackets stitched together from soccer balls and wine bladders, river running in the former Soviet Union has evolved much like Australian wildlife—completely free of outside influences. Brothers on the Bashkaus follows the exploits of one of the first groups of Westerners to experience this foreign... 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$ 50.95

    The Western field of oriental studies and orientalism - criticised by Edward Said among others for encouraging the orient to be viewed in a particular way - has a counterpart in Russia and the Soviet Union. This book examines this Russian/Soviet intellectual tradition of oriental scholarship covering Islamic history and Muslim literatures of the USSR... more...

  • Medieval Russia, 980?1584by Janet Martin

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 34.00

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

  • Travels into Bokharaby Alexander Burnes; Kathleen Hopkirk; William Dalrymple

    Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    At the age of only twenty six, Alexander Burnes proved himself to be one of the most effective intelligence agents of his time. Making two dangerous journeys beyond the frontiers of the Indian Empire, he reported back via the East India Company to Downing Street on the geography and politics of the kingdoms that lay to the northwest as far as fabled... 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$ 95.00

    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$ 16.95

    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...

  • The Soviet Legacy in Central Asiaby Dr John Glenn

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 176.00

    This book analyses the new pattern of security concerns of the Central Asian successor states. This region is said to encompass Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tadzhikistan, Kirghizstan and Turkmenistan. The main contention of the book is that the security problems of these states are similar to those that faced other 'Third World' countries after they attained... more...