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Soviet Central Asia. West Turkestan

  • The Islamic Threat to the Soviet State (Routledge Revivals)by Alexandre Bennigsen; Marie Broxup

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Muslim Heritage of Bengalby Muhammad Mojlum Khan

    Kube Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 22.95

    " The Muslim Heritage of Bengal is a multidimensional work. . . . I am sure this book will add to the vista of knowledge in the field of Muslim history and heritage of Bengal. I recommend this work."—Dr A. K. M. Yaqub Ali, Professor Emeritus, Islamic History & Culture, University of Rajshahi "Khan's book provides invaluable information which will... more...

  • Social and Cultural Change in Central Asiaby Sevket Akyildiz; Richard Carlson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    Focusing on Soviet culture and its social ramifications both during the Soviet period and in the post-Soviet era, this book addresses important themes associated with Sovietisation and socialisation in the Central Asian states of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. more...

  • Central Asiaby Alexei Vassiliev

    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...

  • Understanding Central Asiaby Sally N. Cummings

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    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...

  • Turkestan and the Fate of the Russian Empireby Daniel Brower

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    The central argument of this book is that the half-century of Russian rule in Central Asia was shaped by traditions of authoritarian rule. more...

  • The Heart of Asiaby Edward Denison Ross; Frances Henry Skrine

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    Originally published in 1899, The Heart of Asia is a definitive history of Central Asia from pre-history to the contemporary machinations of the Russian empire. more...

  • The Heritage of Soviet Oriental Studiesby Michael Kemper; Stephan Conermann

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 50.95

    The Western field of oriental studies and orientalism - criticised by Edward Said among others for encouraging the orient to be viewed in a particular way - has a counterpart in Russia and the Soviet Union. This book examines this Russian/Soviet intellectual tradition of oriental scholarship covering Islamic history and Muslim literatures of the USSR... 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...