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  • The Soviet Legacy in Central Asiaby Dr John Glenn

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 186.00

    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...

  • Turkestan and the Fate of the Russian Empireby Daniel Brower

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    The central argument of this book is that the half-century of Russian rule in Central Asia was shaped by traditions of authoritarian rule, by Russian national interests, and by a civic reform agenda that brought to Turkestan the principles that informed Alexander II's reform policies. This civilizing mission sought to lay the foundations for a rejuvenated,... more...

  • 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...

  • Narrating the Future in Siberiaby Olga Ulturgasheva

    Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 29.95

    The wider cultural universe of contemporary Eveny is a specific and revealing subset of post-Soviet society. From an anthropological perspective, the author seeks to reveal not only the Eveny cultural universe but also the universe of the children and adolescents within this universe. The first full-length ethnographic study among the adolescence... 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. The book analyses the process... 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$ 23.83

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Central Asiaby Alexei Vassiliev

    Saqi 2013; US$ 43.75

    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...