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  • Technology, Tradition and Survivalby Richard Tapper; Keith McLachlan

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 73.95

    The contributors address the history, originality, variety and sophistication of traditional science, technology and material culture in the Middle East and Central Asia, their influence on the history of Europe and the West, and the threat posed by modern Western technologies. more...

  • Institutional Change and Political Continuity in Post-Soviet Central Asiaby Pauline Jones Luong

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 41.00

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

  • Heroes of the Ageby David B. Edwards

    University of California Press 1996; US$ 33.95

    Much of the political turmoil that has occurred in Afghanistan since the Marxist revolution of 1978 has been attributed to the dispute between Soviet-aligned Marxists and the religious extremists inspired by Egyptian and Pakistani brands of "fundamentalist" Islam. In a significant departure from this view, David B. Edwards contends that—though Marxism... more...

  • Humanitarian Aid in Post-Soviet Countriesby Laëtitia Atlani-Duault

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    An anthropologist among aid workers. Her objective: to study that exotic tribe, humanitarian and development workers, along with their state and non-state partners, as they "export democracy" to post-soviet countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus. Her method: to join the tribe for ten years. From New York to Alma-Ata, by way of Geneva and Baku,... more...

  • Birth of Tajikistanby Paul Bergne

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 14.95

    When the Bolshevik Revolution broke out in October 1917, much of Central Asia was still ruled by autonomous rulers such as the Emir of Bukhara and the Khan of Khiva. By 1920 the khanates had been transformed into People's Republics. In 1924, Stalin re-drew the frontiers of the region on ethno-linguistic lines creating, amongst other statelets, the... more...

  • Lost World of the Golden Kingby Frank L. Holt

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 39.95

    Drawing on ancient historical writings, the vast array of information gleaned in recent years from the study of Hellenistic coins, and startling archaeological evidence newly unearthed in Afghanistan, Frank L. Holt sets out to rediscover the ancient civilization of Bactria. In a gripping narrative informed by the author’s deep knowledge of his subject,... more...

  • The Ghaznavid and Seljuk Turksby G.E. Tetley

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    This new view on aspects of the Ghaznavid and Seljuk dynasties concentrates on the relationship of the panegyric poets Farrukhi Sistani (c.995-1032) and Mu'izzi (c.1045-1127) to the Ghaznavid and Seljuk rulers and dignitaries for whom they wrote. Dr Tetley investigates the reliability of the historical information which may be gathered from the poems,... more...

  • The Northwest Caucasusby Walter Richmond

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    This is the first book to present a comprehensive history of the Northwest Caucasus. Based on extensive research, it describes the peoples of the Northwest Caucasus, which have a significantly different ethnic makeup and history than the Northeast (Chechnya and Daghestan). The book examines their struggles for survival against repeated invasions and... more...

  • Conflict in Afghanistanby Martin Ewans

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Asymmetric warfare, involving conflicts where smaller powers apply their strengths against the weaknesses of a more powerful opponent, has become a key modern concern since the September 11 th attacks. Conflict in Afghanistan tackles this issue by examining the five wars Afghanistan has waged against foreign powers over the past two centuries,... more...

  • Political Organization in Central Asia and Azerbaijanby Vladimir Babak; Demian Vaisman; Aryeh Wasserman

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 47.95

    This work contains a selection of annotated documents, including party platforms and declarations of the major political groupings in the Islamic republics of the former Soviet Union. The book covers primarily the period from 1991 to 1994, which can be characterized as the first stage in the formation of a pluralistic society in these emerging states.... more...