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  • Social and Cultural Change in Central Asiaby Sevket Akyildiz; Richard Carlson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Focusing on Soviet culture and its social ramifications both during the Soviet period and in the post-Soviet era, this book addresses important themes associated with Sovietisation and socialisation in the Central Asian states of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The book contains contributions from scholars in... more...

  • The Muslim Heritage of Bengalby Muhammad Mojlum Khan

    Kube Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 22.99

    " 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...

  • The Life of Alimqulby Timur Beisembiev

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This work studies a narrative devoted to the history of the Kokand Khanate, a state that played a great role in Central Asian history in the 18th and 19th centuries, controlling territory equal to continental western Europe, until it was conquered by the Russian Empire in 1876. This unique manuscript, discovered by the editor in Tashkent, is a biography... more...

  • The Emergence of Russia 750-1200by 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...

  • Ferghana Valleyby S. Frederick Starr

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    The Ferghana Valley can reasonably be said to lie in the heart of Central Asia. As such, the Valley has made an inordinate contribution to the history and culture of the region as a whole, as well as significantly affecting the economic, political and religious spheres. This book looks at the region over time, from its early history to the present.... more...

  • Under Solomon's Throneby Morgan Y. Liu

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    Winner of the 2014 Central Eurasian Studies Society Book Award in the Social Sciences. Under Solomon?s Throne provides a rare ground-level analysis of post-Soviet Central Asia?s social and political paradoxes by focusing on an urban ethnic community: the Uzbeks in Osh, Kyrgyzstan, who have maintained visions of societal renewal throughout economic... more...

  • Geographic Perspectives on Soviet Central Asiaby Robert Lewis

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 240.00

    In a unique survey, based on new census data, Geographic Perspectives on Soviet Central Asia highlights the region's geographic, economic and ecological problems since 1945. Painting a grim picture, this book investigates how the combination of rapid population growth and declining per capita investment is causing economic conditions to slide in rural... more...

  • Uzbekistanby Neil J. Melvin

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 58.95

    Uzbekistan more than any other country in the area is likely to play a critical role in shaping Central Asia's future. Situated at the heart of the region and sharing borders with all the other Central Asian states, Uzbekistan is the most powerful and populous of the new states of Central Asia. In this volume, the historical origins of Uzbekistan... more...

  • In Siberiaby Colin Thubron

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    As mysterious as its beautiful, as forbidding as it is populated with warm-hearted people, Syberia is a land few Westerners know, and even fewer will ever visit. Traveling alone, by train, boat, car, and on foot, Colin Thubron traversed this vast territory, talking to everyone he encountered about the state of the beauty, whose natural resources have... more...

  • Siberian Villageby Bella Bychkova Jordan; Terry G. Jordan-Bychkov

    University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 40.00

    A fascinating portrait of the history and landscape of this remote settlement. more...