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Central Asia

  • Mongols, Turks, and Othersby Reuven Amitai; Michal Biran

    BRILL 2004; US$ 156.00

    The interaction between Eurasian pastoral nomads and the surrounding sedentary societies is a major theme in world history. This volume explores the mulitfarious nature of nomadic society and its relations with China, Russia and the Middle East from antiquity into the contemporary world with emphasis on the Mongol and Turkish peoples. more...

  • Silk Dreams, Troubled Roadby Jonny Bealby

    Random House 2012; US$ 12.68

    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...

  • Empires of the Silk Roadby Christopher I. Beckwith

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 16.95 US$ 15.42

    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...

  • 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 Silk Roadby Kathy Ceceri; Kathy Ceceri

    Nomad Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    From Roman times until the Age of Exploration, the Silk Road carried goods and ideas across Central Asia between two major centers of civilization, the Mediterranean Sea and China. In The Silk Road: Explore the World’s Most Famous Trade Route , readers ages 912 will learn about the history, geography, culture, and people of the Silk Road region.... more...

  • Tearing up the Silk Roadby Tom Coote

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2012; US$ 12.99

    Tearing up the Silk Road is an irreverent travelogue that details a journey along the ancient trade routes from China to Istanbul, through Central Asia, Iran and the Caucasus. As Tom Coote struggles through the often arbitrary borders and bureaucracies of China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Armenia, Georgia and Turkey, it becomes apparent... more...

  • Writing Travel in Central Asian Historyby Edited by Nile 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...

  • A Political Chronology of Central, South and East Asiaby Europa Publications

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 315.00

    Profiles the major political events in the histories of the countries of Central, South and East Asia * An individual chronology for each country of the region * Provides a concise profile of events from early history up to the mid-twentieth century as well as presenting greater detail on more recent events more...

  • Securing the Indian Frontier in Central Asiaby Martin Ewans

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    The three decades between 1865 and 1895 marked a particularly contentious period in the relationship between Britain and Russia in Central Asia, which more than once brought them to the verge of war. Moderates tried to settle the problem by the negotiation of ‘neutral zones’, or firm boundaries, but the issue was complicated by misreading of intentions,... more...

  • The Caucasusby James Forsyth

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 44.00

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