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  • Identity and Memory in Post-Soviet Central Asiaby Timur Dadabaev

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Central Asian states have experienced a number of historical changes that have challenged their traditional societies and lifestyles. The most significant changes occurred as a result of the revolution in 1917, the incorporation of the region into the Soviet Union, and gaining independence after the collapse of the USSR. Impartial and informed public... more...

  • Central Asia: A Gathering Storm?by Boris Z. Rumer

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    The societies of Central Asia are besieged from within and without. The political elites - virtually unchanged despite the transition to independent statehood - battle radical Islamic movements and other oppositional threats that are continuously fueled by economic instability, corruption, environmental deterioration, and the collapse of social services.... more...

  • Rediscovering Russia in Asia: Siberia and the Russian Far Eastby Stephen Kotkin; David Wolff

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This work presents a trans-Siberian expedition to rediscover the peoples, cultures and riches of Russia's eastern frontiers. It addresses such questions as: who are the people of the region?; have they a distinct culture?; and does the area have a future as part of the Pacific Rim? more...

  • Identity and Politics in Central Asia and the Caucasusby Mohammed Ayoob; Murad Ismayilov

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The multicultural region of Central Eurasia is living through its early post-independence years and as such serves as an ideal case to study and analyse theories of identity and foreign policy in a non-European context. Looking to re-introduce identity as a multidimensional factor informing state behaviour, this book analyses the experiences of the... more...

  • Turkmenistan: Strategies of Power, Dilemmas of Developmentby Sebastien Peyrouse

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    This book is the first comprehensive introduction to contemporary Turkmenistan in English. 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...

  • Soviet Orientalism and the Creation of Central Asian Nationsby Alfrid K. Bustanov

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Orientalism ? the idea that the standpoint of Western writers on the East greatly affected what they wrote about the East, the "Other" ? applied also in Russia and the Soviet Union, where the study of the many exotic peoples incorporated into the Russian Empire, often in quite late imperial times, became a major academic industry, where, as in the... more...

  • The Crisis of Medieval Russia 1200-1304by John Fennell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 83.95

    John Fennell's history of thirteenth-century Russia is the only detailed study in English of the period, and is based on close investigation of the primary sources. His account concentrates on the turbulent politics of northern Russia, which was ultimately to become the tsardom of Muscovy, but he also gives detailed attention to the vast southern empire... more...

  • Agitating Imagesby Craig Campbell

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 81.00

    Following the socialist revolution, a colossal shift in everyday realities began in the 1920s and ?30s in the former Russian empire. Faced with the Siberian North, a vast territory considered culturally and technologically backward by the revolutionary government, the Soviets confidently undertook the project of reshaping the ordinary lives of the... 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...