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  • Kazakhstanby Martha Brill Olcott

    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...

  • Siberian Dreamsby Andy Home

    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...

  • Politics, Identity and Education in Central Asiaby Pinar Akçali; Cennet Engin-Demir

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    Focusing on the areas of politics, identity and education, this book looks at some of the most pressing and challenging issues that Kyrgyzstan faces in the post-Soviet era. It argues that Kyrgyzstan is challenged with oscillations between the old and the new on the one hand, and domestic and international on the other. more...

  • 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 Muslim Heritage of Bengalby Muhammad Mojlum Khan

    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...

  • 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...

  • Briefe aus Afrika - 1932-1938: Deutsche Siedler in den ehemaligen Kolonien Deutsch-Südwestafrika und Deutsch-Ostafrikaby Karl jr. Wulff; Nora von Monika Steinmeister Schotten; Karl Wulff; Karl jr. Wulff; Monika Schotten; Karl Wulff; Monika Schotten

    Diplomica Verlag 2013; US$ 28.34

    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...

  • 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...