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  • Crisis of Medieval Russia 1200-1304,Theby 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...

  • To the Edge of the Worldby Christian Wolmar

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 27.99

    To the Edge of the World, is an adventure in travel—full of extraordinary personalities, more than a century of explosive political, economic, and cultural events, and almost inconceivable feats of engineering. Christian Wolmar passionately recounts the improbable origins of the Trans-Siberian railroad, the vital artery for Russian expansion that... more...

  • Emergence of Rus 750-1200, Theby 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...

  • The Islamic Threat to the Soviet State (Routledge Revivals)by Alexandre Bennigsen; Marie Broxup

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1983, this book traces the historical and cultural development of the Soviet Muslim population. Going back to the Mongol Empire and the Russian conquest of Muslim lands under the Tsars, it demonstrates how the present Soviet Islamic culture has emerged. It also examines how Soviet Muslims interact with the Muslim world abroad and... more...

  • Stalins Nomadenby Robert Kindler

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2014; US$ 23.38

    Stalins Sowjetunion duldete keine Nomaden. Die im Land umherziehende Bevölkerung war weder politisch noch ökonomisch kontrollierbar. Staatliche Herrschaft ließ sich unter diesen Umständen kaum durchsetzen. So begannen die Bolschewiki Ende der 1920er Jahre mit der konsequenten Unterwerfung der multiethnischen Bevölkerung Kasachstans mittels Sesshaftmachung,... 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 Life of Alimqulby Timur Beisembiev

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00

    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 Fight for Influenceby Alexey Malashenko

    Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 2013; US$ 15.95

    Russian influence in Central Asia is waning. Since attaining independence, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan have forged their own paths?building relationships with outside powers and throwing off the last vestiges of Soviet domination. But in many ways, Moscow still sees Central Asia through the lens of the Soviet Union,... more...

  • Mensch und Umwelt in Kirgistanby Matthias Schmidt

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 55.30

    <P>Wahrnehmung, Nutzung und Management von Umwelt und Naturressourcen werden maßgeblich durch politische Herrschaftsformen beeinflusst ? so die These der Politischen Ökologie. Folglich führen systemische Umbrüche und Transformationen von Politik, Ökonomie und Gesellschaft zu Restrukturierungen von Institutionen und zu Modifikationen des Umgangs... more...