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  • Life on the watershedby Eva Kaptijn

    Sidestone Press 2009; US$ 37.75

    The scarcity of water is a major problem in many parts of the Near East today and has been so in the past. To survive in such a region people should be able to structurally attain more water than rainfall alone can supply. The archaeology of this area should not only identify when people inhabited such a region and what the character of this habitation... more...

  • Heartlands of Eurasiaby Anita Sengupta

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 79.99

    Based on an exploration of the heartland debate, Heartlands of Eurasia examines how the vision of the 'pivotal' significance of a vast expanse of land finds its echoes in contemporary narratives, yet is also reinterpreted in creative ways to reflect contemporary political dynamics. In its examination of new methodological terminologies dealing with... more...

  • Islamic Central Asiaby Scott C. Levi; Ron Sela

    Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 24.99

    Islamic Central Asia is the first English-language anthology of primary documents for the study of Central Asian history. Scott C. Levi and Ron Sela draw from a vast array of historical sources to illustrate important aspects of the social, cultural, political, and economic history of Islamic Central Asia. These documents?many newly translated and... more...

  • Prehistoric Mobility and Diet in the West Eurasian Steppes 3500 to 300 BCby Claudia Gerling

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 0.00

    The West Eurasian steppes in the Eneolithic, the Early Bronze and the Iron Age were largely inhabited by communities believed to show an elevated level of spatial mobility that is often linked to their subsistence economy. Questions concerning the mobility and migration as well as the diet and economy of these communities were approached... more...

  • The Silk Roadby Kathy Ceceri; Kathy Ceceri

    Nomad Press 2011; US$ 12.95

    From Roman times until the Age of Exploration, the Silk Road carried goods and ideas across Central Asia between two major centers of civilization, the Mediterranean Sea and China. In The Silk Road: Explore the World?s Most Famous Trade Route , readers ages 912 will learn about the history, geography, culture, and people of the Silk Road region.... more...

  • Tearing up the Silk Roadby Tom Coote

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2012; US$ 10.19

    Tearing up the Silk Road is an irreverent travelogue that details a journey along the ancient trade routes from China to Istanbul, through Central Asia, Iran and the Caucasus. As Tom Coote struggles through the often arbitrary borders and bureaucracies of China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Armenia, Georgia and Turkey, it becomes apparent... more...

  • Inside Central Asiaby Dilip Hiro

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2011; US$ 8.74

    The former Soviet republics of Central Asia comprise a sprawling, politically pivotal, densely populated, and richly cultured area of the world. Yet they remain poorly represented in libraries and mainstream media. Since their political inception during the rule of Joseph Stalin, they have experienced tremendous socio-political change. But despite... more...

  • Postsocialismby C.M. Hann

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 50.95

    Social scientists did not predict the collapse of the socialist system in 1989-91 and their attempts to explain postsocialism have not been comprehensive. Economic disintegration and political instability have been documented, but the deeper causes have often gone unnoticed. Consequently the solutions proffered, such as the promotion of non-governmental... more...

  • Empires of the Silk Roadby Christopher I. Beckwith

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 16.95

    The first complete history of Central Eurasia from ancient times to the present day, Empires of the Silk Road represents a fundamental rethinking of the origins, history, and significance of this major world region. Christopher Beckwith describes the rise and fall of the great Central Eurasian empires, including those of the Scythians, Attila the... more...

  • The Headless Stateby David Sneath

    Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 69.99

    In this groundbreaking work, social anthropologist David Sneath aggressively dispels the myths surrounding the history of steppe societies and proposes a new understanding of the nature and formation of the state. Since the colonial era, representations of Inner Asia have been dominated by images of fierce nomads organized into clans and tribes-but... more...