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  • The End of the Ottoman Empire, 1908-1923by Alexander Lyon Macfie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    The collapse of the Ottoman Empire is a key event in the shaping of our own times. From its ruins rose a whole map of new countries including Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the perennially troubled area of Palestine as well as the Balkan lands - states which were to remain flashpoints of international tension. This thoughtful... 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...

  • Bandits, Gangsters and the Mafiaby Martin Mccauley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    During the 1990s, the "roving bandits", big business or the oligarchs, stole Russia. They gained influence over President Yeltsin and his government, and gradually shaped policy in their own interests. In this first comprehensive account to explain why Russia took the course it did, Martin McCauley examines the period through the prism of government,... more...

  • Years of Bloodby Mammad Said Ordubadi

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2011; US$ 14.57

    Presented for the first time in English, Mammad Said Ordubadi's Years of Blood: A History of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Clashes in the Caucasus, 1905-1906, provides detailed reports of the tragic events of those dramatic years. Written during the aftershock and completed in 1908, the book was not published until 1911, but immediately impressed for its... more...

  • The Russian Presidency of Dimitri Medvedev, 2008-2012by J. L. Black

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    The term "tandem" was used to describe the Putin-Medvedev combination which ruled Russia from 2008 to 2012, when Medvedev was president and Putin prime minister. Many people saw Putin as the real wielder of power, with Medvedev as his puppet. Others, however, saw Medvedev as a visionary, someone who envisioned large scale schemes - even though these... more...

  • Chechnya at War and Beyondby Anne Le Huérou; Aude Merlin; Amandine Regamey; Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    The Russia-Chechen wars have had an extraordinarily destructive impact on the communities and on the trajectories of personal lives in the North Caucasus Republic of Chechnya. This book presents in-depth analysis of the Chechen conflicts and their consequences on Chechen society. It discusses the nature of the violence, examines the dramatic changes... more...

  • Oguzenby Cumhur Teke

    Diplomica Verlag 2008; US$ 35.39

    Der Grund für das Interesse an Zentralasien sind die Bodenschätze in dieser Region, die für die Machtstellung der Weltmächte entscheidend sind. Nach dem Fall der Mauer in Berlin 1989 und dem Zusammenbruch der Sowjetunion 1991, erklären die zentralasiatischen Turkrepubliken ihre Unabhängigkeit. Als Startschuss für das Great Game gilt der Untergang... more...

  • Putin und sein Präsidentby Erik Albrecht

    Orell Füssli Verlag 2011; US$ 17.00

    Russische Wahlen 2012 - der Countdown läuft. Die alles entscheidende Frage: Wer bleibt im Kreml? Wird Medwedew zum aufsteigenden Stern am Moskauer Polithimmel? Oder stößt Putin seine Marionette vom Thron? Den nächsten Präsidenten wählt nicht das russische Volk, sondern ein kleiner Kreis im Kreml. Erik Albrecht schildert den Aufstieg des Juristen Medwedew... 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...

  • Cold War East Angliaby Jim Wilson OBE

    The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94

    This is the story of how the Cold War impacted on the people of East Anglia. Had nuclear conflict broken out, the region would have found itself as the target for any Soviet strike for the simple reason that it housed the launch pad for not only the British deterrent, but also America's first line of defence. The book also examines the early development... more...