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  • Central Asiaby Alexei Vassiliev

    Saqi 2013; US$ 41.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Gods Left Firstby Andrew E. Barshay

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 65.00 US$ 52.00

    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...

  • 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...