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- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95
Although the Russian Empire has traditionally been viewed as a European borderland, most of its territory was actually situated in Asia. Imperial power was huge but often suffered from a lack of enough information and resources to rule its culturally diverse subjects, and asymmetric relations between state and society combined with flexible strategies... more...
Briefe aus Afrika - 1932-1938: Deutsche Siedler in den ehemaligen Kolonien Deutsch-Südwestafrika und Deutsch-OstafrikaDiplomica Verlag 2013; US$ 27.93
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...
- Fulcrum Publishing 2007; US$ 15.95
From rafts made from old germ warfare suits to lifejackets stitched together from soccer balls and wine bladders, river running in the former Soviet Union has evolved much like Australian wildlife—completely free of outside influences. Brothers on the Bashkaus follows the exploits of one of the first groups of Westerners to experience this foreign... more...
- Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 49.95
Our knowledge of many groups or periods has benefited from systematic ceramic analysis, however as yet the Sasanian Empire of ancient Persia (224-651 AD) has not be subjected to the same examination. Merv, an expansive ancient city located in an oasis in the Central Asian steppes, was for millennia a gateway for travelers and traders along the Silk... more...
- Icon Books 2010; US$ 11.65
Chris Alexander originally travelled to Khiva, a remote walled city in Uzbekistan on the route of the ancient Silk Road, to write a guidebook. But he stayed, mesmerized by a world of silk and forgotten 15th-century carpet designs ? discovering indigo blue, madder red, pomegranate gold and the subtle shades of life in a desert oasis. Alexander?s... more...
- Icon Books 2010; US$ 11.65
Chris Alexander originally travelled to Khiva, a remote walled city in Uzbekistan on the route of the ancient Silk Road, to write a guidebook. But he stayed, mesmerized by a world of silk and forgotten 15th-century carpet designs – discovering indigo blue, madder red, pomegranate gold and the subtle shades of life in a desert oasis. ... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 63.95
Examines the transition Central Asia underwent in the twentieth century following the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Soviet colonial legacy and the attempts of new states to build secular states within the radical Islamic world. more...
- 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...
- Westview Press 2009; US$ 25.99
Since the demise of Soviet power, the newly independent republics are redefining their identities and their relations with the world at large. In Central Asia, which lies at the crossroads of several cultures, the emerging trends are complex and ambiguous.In this volume, leading experts explore factors that have driven the region?s historical development... more...