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Soviet Central Asia. West Turkestan

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  • 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...

  • Conflict, Cleavage, and Change in Central Asia and the Caucasusby Karen Dawisha; Bruce Parrott

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 44.00

    This volume examines the former Soviet states of Central Asia and the Caucasus. 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...

  • Central Asia In Historical Perspectiveby Beatrice Manz

    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...

  • Soviet Orientalism and the Creation of Central Asian Nationsby Alfrid K. Bustanov

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Orientalism ? the idea that the standpoint of Western writers on the East greatly affected what they wrote about the East, the "Other" ? applied also in Russia and the Soviet Union, where the study of the many exotic peoples incorporated into the Russian Empire, often in quite late imperial times, became a major academic industry, where, as in the... more...

  • Identity and Politics in Central Asia and the Caucasusby Mohammed Ayoob; Murad Ismayilov

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The multicultural region of Central Eurasia is living through its early post-independence years and as such serves as an ideal case to study and analyse theories of identity and foreign policy in a non-European context. Looking to re-introduce identity as a multidimensional factor informing state behaviour, this book analyses the experiences of the... more...

  • Central Asia: A Gathering Storm?by Boris Z. Rumer

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    The societies of Central Asia are besieged from within and without. The political elites - virtually unchanged despite the transition to independent statehood - battle radical Islamic movements and other oppositional threats that are continuously fueled by economic instability, corruption, environmental deterioration, and the collapse of social services.... more...

  • Understanding Central Asiaby Sally N. Cummings

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Since Soviet collapse, the independent republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan have faced tremendous political, economic, and security challenges. Focusing on these five republics, this textbook analyzes the contending understandings of the politics of the past, present and future transformations of Central Asia,... more...

  • Central Asiaby Tom Everett-Heath

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 63.95

    The five central Asian States of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan stand at the crossroads of world civilization. Influenced by South Asia, Iran, China and Russia, this region which has recently burst onto the world stage once again, guards a distinct identity. This collection by established experts on the area covers the dramatic... more...

  • Russian Culture in Uzbekistanby David MacFadyen

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Recent political changes in Central Asia, where the United States is replacing Russia as the dominant power, are having a profound effect on Russian speakers in the region. These people, formerly perceived as progressive and engaging with Europe, are now confronted by the erasure of their literary, musical, cinematic and journalistic culture, as local... more...