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Afghanistan: A Cultural and Political History


A Cultural and Political History

Princeton University Press (2010)

Afghanistan traces the historic struggles and the changing nature of political authority in this...

Great Games, Local Rules: The New Great Power Contest in Central Asia

Great Games, Local Rules

The New Great Power Contest in Central Asia

Oxford University Press (2012)

Russia, the U.S., and China all see Central Asia as strategically important and have devoted...

The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction
Oxford University Press (2013)

The phrase "silk road" evokes vivid scenes of merchants leading camel caravans across vast stretches...

A History of Inner Asia
Cambridge University Press (2000)

The history of Inner Asia from the arrival of Islam to the present day.

Culture and Conquest in Mongol Eurasia
Cambridge University Press (2001)

Breaks new scholarly boundaries in the exploration of cultural and scientific exchanges across...

Clan Politics and Regime Transition in Central Asia
Cambridge University Press (2006)

A study of the role of clan networks in Central Asia from the early twentieth century through 2004.

Afghanistan: Political Frailty and External Interference


Political Frailty and External Interference

Taylor and Francis (2006)

Afghan society is analyzed from a fresh standpoint in this book which discusses the country’s two...

Transworld (2010)

Fifteen years ago, southern Afghanistan was in even greater chaos than it is now. The Russians, who...

Central Asia in World History
Oxford University Press (2011)

This compact book traces the history of the nomadic steppe tribes and sedentary inhabitants of the...

Institutional Change and Political Continuity in Post-Soviet Central Asia: Power, Perceptions, and Pacts
Cambridge University Press (2002)

This book examines the diversity of electoral systems in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.