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Central Asia

  • 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...

  • The Punditsby Derek Waller

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    On a September day in 1863, Abdul Hamid entered the Central Asian city of Yarkand. Disguised as a merchant, Hamid was actually an employee of the Survey of India, carrying concealed instruments to enable him to map the geography of the area. Hamid did not live to provide a first-hand count of his travels. Nevertheless, he was the advance guard of... more...

  • The Hellenistic Far Eastby Rachel Mairs

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    In the aftermath of Alexander the Great’s conquests in the late fourth century B.C., Greek garrisons and settlements were established across Central Asia, through Bactria (modern-day Afghanistan) and into India. Over the next three hundred years, these settlements evolved into multiethnic, multilingual communities as much Greek as they were indigenous.... more...

  • Ethnic Groups of North, East, and Central Asia: An Encyclopediaby James Minahan

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 89.00

    Asia is quickly becoming one of the most important regions of the world—culturally, economically, and politically. This work provides encyclopedic coverage of a wide array of Central, North, and East Asian ethnic groups, including those in eastern Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, China, Taiwan, Japan,... 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...

  • Writing Travel in Central Asian Historyby Nile Spencer Green

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    For centuries, travelers have made Central Asia known to the wider world through their writings. In this volume, scholars employ these little-known texts in a wide range of Asian and European languages to trace how Central Asia was gradually absorbed into global affairs. The representations of the region brought home to China and Japan, India and... 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...

  • 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 Silk Roadby Valerie Hansen

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 14.99

    The Silk Road is as iconic in world history as the Colossus of Rhodes or the Suez Canal. But what was it, exactly? It conjures up a hazy image of a caravan of camels laden with silk on a dusty desert track, reaching from China to Rome. The reality was different--and far more interesting--as revealed in this new history. more...

  • The Lost Heart Of Asiaby Colin Thubron

    Random House 2012; US$ 15.50

    Thubron travelled throughout Central Asia in the wake of the break-up of the Soviet Union and documented the widespread social upheaval in a region reeling from political change. Thubron is an inspirational writer, intrepid traveller and insightful observer and his The Lost Heart of Asia is an outstanding guide to the history, people and culture... more...