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  • Comte de Gobineau and Orientalismby Geoffrey Nash; Daniel O'Donoghue

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 48.95

    Though known to specialists, Comte de Gobineau?s vital if idiosyncratic contribution to Orientalism has only been accessible to the English reader through secondary sources. Especially important for its portrayal of an esoteric Sufi sect like the Ahl-i Haqq, and its vivid narrative of the Babi episode in Persia, Gobineau?s work impacted significantly... more...

  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern Worldby Jack Weatherford

    Crown/Archetype 2005; US$ 16.00

    The name Genghis Khan often conjures the image of a relentless, bloodthirsty barbarian on horseback leading a ruthless band of nomadic warriors in the looting of the civilized world. But the surprising truth is that Genghis Khan was a visionary leader whose conquests joined backward Europe with the flourishing cultures of Asia to trigger a global awakening,... more...

  • Global Security Watch?Central Asiaby Reuel Hanks

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 55.00

    Global Security Watch?Central Asia is the first authoritative examination of the security issues affecting, and affected by, the region where Russia, South Asia, China, and the Middle East meet. The author provides a comprehensive account of the strategic importance and challenges facing Central Asia written for policymakers, students, researchers,... more...

  • Identity Politics in Central Asia and the Muslim Worldby Illen Van Schendel; E. Zurcher

    I.B.Tauris 2001; US$ 14.95

    Covering Turkey, Iran, Uzbekistan, Tajikstan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh, this study lays bare the project of nationalist modernization and the stimulation of identity politics as the result of ruthless repression of minority languages, culture, traditions and religion. It examines how these policies, which include Islam as the basis of nation-building... more...

  • The Lost Heart Of Asiaby Colin Thubron

    Random House 2012; US$ 15.98

    Thubron travelled throughout Central Asia in the wake of the break-up of the Soviet Union and documented the widespread social upheaval in a region reeling from political change. Thubron is an inspirational writer, intrepid traveller and insightful observer and his The Lost Heart of Asia is an outstanding guide to the history, people and culture... more...

  • Mongols, Turks, and Othersby Reuven Amitai; Michal Biran

    BRILL 2004; US$ 156.00

    The interaction between Eurasian pastoral nomads and the surrounding sedentary societies is a major theme in world history. This volume explores the mulitfarious nature of nomadic society and its relations with China, Russia and the Middle East from antiquity into the contemporary world with emphasis on the Mongol and Turkish peoples. more...

  • A Political Chronology of Central, South and East Asiaby Europa Publications

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 315.00

    Profiles the major political events in the histories of the countries of Central, South and East Asia * An individual chronology for each country of the region * Provides a concise profile of events from early history up to the mid-twentieth century as well as presenting greater detail on more recent events more...

  • The Silk Roadby Valerie Hansen

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 14.99

    The Silk Road is as iconic in world history as the Colossus of Rhodes or the Suez Canal. But what was it, exactly? It conjures up a hazy image of a caravan of camels laden with silk on a dusty desert track, reaching from China to Rome. The reality was different--and far more interesting--as revealed in this new history.In The Silk Road, Valerie Hansen... more...

  • Trapped Between the Map and Realityby Maria Theresa O'Shea

    Routledge 2004; US$ 146.00

    This thesis analyses geographical and historical factors, which have shaped Kurdish conceptions of their identity. more...

  • Treasures of the Great Silk Roadby Edgar Knobloch

    The History Press 2013; US$ 26.24

    <div>Turkestan - the great landmass of Central Asia and Western China - is an intriguing meeting point of civilizations. Four major invasions - Greek, Arab, Mongol and Russian - together with Persian, Turkic and Chinese culturual influences, have made their mark on this vast and sometime forbidding region. The Great Silk Route ran to... more...