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  1. Turkestan and the Fate of the Russian Empire

    By Daniel Brower

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    The central argument of this book is that the half-century of Russian rule in Central Asia was shaped by traditions of authoritarian rule, by Russian national interests, and by a civic reform agenda that brought to Turkestan the principles that informed Alexander II's reform policies. This...

    Published August 1st 2009 by Routledge

  2. Islamic Education in the Soviet Union and Its Successor States

    Edited by Michael Kemper, Raoul Motika, Stefan Reichmuth

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    This book provides a comparative history of Islamic education in the Soviet Union and the post-Soviet countries. Case studies on Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan and on two regions of the Russian Federation, Tatarstan and Daghestan, highlight the importance which Muslim...

    Published July 30th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Russia's Protectorates in Central Asia

    Bukhara and Khiva, 1865-1924, 2nd Edition

    By Seymour Becker

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    This book examines the Russian conquest of the ancient Central Asian khanates of Bukhara and Khiva in the 1860s and 1870s, and the relationship between Russia and the territories until their extinction as political entities in 1924. It shows how Russia's approach developed from one of...

    Published May 12th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Russian Culture in Uzbekistan

    One Language in the Middle of Nowhere

    By David MacFadyen

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    Recent political changes in Central Asia, where the United States is replacing Russia as the dominant power, are having a profound effect on Russian speakers in the region. These people, formerly perceived as progressive and engaging with Europe, are now confronted by the erasure of their literary,...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Everyday Islam in Post-Soviet Central Asia

    By Maria Elisabeth Louw

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    Providing a wealth of empirical research on the everyday practise of Islam in post-Soviet Central Asia, this book gives a detailed account of how Islam is understood and practised among ordinary Muslims in the region, focusing in particular on Uzbekistan. It shows how individuals negotiate...

    Published November 28th 2008 by Routledge

  6. Kazakhstan - Ethnicity, Language and Power

    By Bhavna Dave

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    Kazakhstan is emerging as the most dynamic economic and political actor in Central Asia. It is the second largest country of the former Soviet Union, after the Russian Federation, and has rich natural resources, particularly oil, which is being exploited through massive US investment. Kazakhstan...

    Published August 1st 2008 by Routledge

  7. Humanitarian Aid in Post-Soviet Countries

    An Anthropological Perspective

    By Laëtitia Atlani-Duault

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    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....

    Published December 17th 2007 by Routledge

  8. Mongolia Today

    Science, Culture, Environment and Development

    Edited by Dendevin Badarch, Raymond A. Zilinskas

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    This is a wide-ranging collection of essays written by experts in the field. The variety of topics provide an interdisciplinary approach to the study of contemporary Mongolia. Topics include the impact of industrialization in Mongolia, environmental policies of the nation, the status of modern...

    Published October 24th 2002 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Soviet Orientalism and the Creation of Central Asian Nations
    By Alfrid K. Bustanov
    To Be Published December 4th 2014
  2. The Kyrgyzs: A Modern History
    By Rafiz Abazov
    To Be Published June 30th 2015
  3. Violence and Resistance in Uzbekistan
    By Matteo Fumagalli
    To Be Published July 1st 2015

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