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  • Heartlands of Eurasiaby Anita Sengupta

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 87.00

    Based on an exploration of the heartland debate, Heartlands of Eurasia examines how the vision of the 'pivotal' significance of a vast expanse of land finds its echoes in contemporary narratives, yet is also reinterpreted in creative ways to reflect contemporary political dynamics. In its examination of new methodological terminologies dealing with... more...

  • Islamic Central Asiaby Scott C. Levi; Ron Sela

    Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 24.99

    Islamic Central Asia is the first English-language anthology of primary documents for the study of Central Asian history. Scott C. Levi and Ron Sela draw from a vast array of historical sources to illustrate important aspects of the social, cultural, political, and economic history of Islamic Central Asia. These documents—many newly translated and... more...

  • Postsocialismby C.M. Hann

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 43.59

    Social scientists did not predict the collapse of the socialist system in 1989-91 and their attempts to explain postsocialism have not been comprehensive. Economic disintegration and political instability have been documented, but the deeper causes have often gone unnoticed. Consequently the solutions proffered, such as the promotion of non-governmental... more...

  • Empires of the Silk Roadby Christopher I. Beckwith

    Princeton University Press 2009; Not Available

    The first complete history of Central Eurasia from ancient times to the present day, Empires of the Silk Road represents a fundamental rethinking of the origins, history, and significance of this major world region. Christopher Beckwith describes the rise and fall of the great Central Eurasian empires, including those of the Scythians, Attila the... more...

  • Silk Dreams, Troubled Roadby Jonny Bealby

    Random House 2012; US$ 18.32

    While in Islamabad investigating the possibilities of setting up an adventure travel company, Jonny Bealby met the woman of his dreams. Not only that, but Rachel was the person with whom he could live out his dream -- to travel the Old Silk Road on horseback. On his return to Pakistan that Christmas, however, Jonny was faced with those dreadful... more...

  • The Development of Pre-State Communities in the Ancient Near Eastby Diane Bolger; Louise C. Maguire

    Oxbow Books 2010; US$ 38.00

    This book explores the dynamics of small-scale societies in the ancient Near East by examining the ways in which particular communities functioned and interacted and by moving beyond the broad neo-evolutionary models of social change which have characterised many earlier approaches. By focusing on issues of diversity, scale, and context, it considers... more...

  • The Caucasusby James Forsyth

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 45.00

    An authoritative new survey of the Caucasus, tracing a unified narrative history of this complex and turbulent region. more...

  • Everyday Life in Central Asiaby Jefferey Frank Sahadeo; Russell Zanca

    Indiana University Press 2007; US$ 23.99

    For its citizens, contemporary Central Asia is a land of great promise and peril. While the end of Soviet rule has opened new opportunities for social mobility and cultural expression, political and economic dynamics have also imposed severe hardships. In this lively volume, contributors from a variety of disciplines examine how ordinary Central Asians... more...

  • Prehistoric Mobility and Diet in the West Eurasian Steppes 3500 to 300 BCby Claudia Gerling

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 0.00

    Die Reihe Topoi. Berliner Studien der Alten Welt versammelt Beiträge aus allen altertumswissenschaftlichen Disziplinen, von der Ur- und Frühgeschichte über die Klassische Archäologie bis zur antiken Philosophie, Wissenschaftstheorie und Theologie. Einen Schwerpunkt bilden Monographien und Sammelbände, in denen die Forschungsergebnisse des... more...

  • Ethnographies of the State in Central Asiaby MADELEINE REEVES; JOHAN RASANAYAGAM; JUDITH BEYER

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    With fresh and provocative insights into the everyday reality of politics in post-Soviet Central Asia, this volume moves beyond commonplaces about strong and weak states to ask critical questions about how democracy, authority, and justice are understood in this important region. In conversation with current theories of state power, the contributions... more...