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You are currently browsing 21–30 of 289 new and published books in the subject of Asian History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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  1. The Indian Ocean Rim

    Southern Africa and Regional Cooperation

    Edited by Gwyn Campbell

    The Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation was formally established in 1997 under the leadership of South Africa, India and Australia. The demise of Apartheid, the fall of the Soviet empire, and the rapid advance of globalization altered the geopolitics of the Indian Ocean region in...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  2. National Identities in Pakistan

    The 1971 war in contemporary Pakistani fiction

    By Cara Cilano

    In 1971, a war which took place in Pakistan that resulted in the establishment of two separate countries; East Pakistan became Bangladesh, leaving the remaining four western provinces to comprise a truncated Pakistan. This book examines how literature by those who remained Pakistanis acts as a...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Life of Alimqul

    A Native Chronicle of Nineteenth Century Central Asia

    By Timur Beisembiev

    This work studies a narrative devoted to the history of the Kokand Khanate, a state that played a great role in Central Asian history in the 18th and 19th centuries, controlling territory equal to continental western Europe, until it was conquered by the Russian Empire in 1876. This unique...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Contested Belonging

    An Indigenous People's Struggle for Forest and Identity in Sub-Himalayan Bengal

    By B. G. Karlsson

    Deals with the modern predicament of the Rabha (or Kocha) people, one of India;s indigenous peoples, traditionally practising shifting cultivation in the jungle tracts situated where the Himalayan mountains meet the plains of Bengal. When the area came under British rule and was converted into tea...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Pilgrimage in Tibet

    By Alex McKay

    The Western image of Tibet as a sacred land is in many ways a mythical construction. But the Tibetans themselves have traditionally mapped out their land in terms of areas of sacred space, and pilgrimage, ensuring a high degree of mobility within all classes of Tibetan society. Pilgrims travelled...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  6. The Post-Colonial States of South Asia

    Political and Constitutional Problems

    By Amita Shastri, A. Jeyaratnam Wilson

    This text discusses the principal political and constitutional questions that have arisen in the states of Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka following fifty years of independence. In Sri Lanka the pressing problems have been around the inter-ethnic civil war, experiments with...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  7. The Armenian Kingdom in Cilicia During the Crusades

    The Integration of Cilician Armenians with the Latins, 1080-1393

    By Jacob Ghazarian

    This unique study bridges the history of the Crusades with the history of Armenian nationalism and Christianity. To the Crusaders, Armenian Christians presented the only reliable allies in Anatolia and Asia Minor, and were pivotal in the founding of the Crusader principalities of Edessa, Antioch,...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Nationalism and Economic Development in Modern Eurasia

    By Carl Mosk

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    This book advances a new theory of why nationalism emerged in the modern world. In particular it explains why nationalism and economic development are closely linked, and why warfare plays a crucial role in the spread of the nation-state system. It is based on qualitative and quantitative evidence...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  9. National Identities in Soviet Historiography

    The Rise of Nations under Stalin

    By Harun Yilmaz

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    Under Stalin’s totalitarian leadership of the USSR, Soviet national identities with historical narratives were constructed. These constructions envisaged how nationalities should see their imaginary common past, and millions of people defined themselves according to them. This book explains how and...

    Published February 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  10. Voices from the Shifting Russo-Japanese Border

    Karafuto / Sakhalin

    Edited by Svetlana Paichadze, Philip A. Seaton

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    In the nineteenth century, as the Russian empire expanded eastwards and the Japanese empire expanded onto the Asian continent, the Russo-Japanese border became contested on and around the island of Sakhalin, its Russian name, or Karafuto, as it is known in Japanese. Then in the wake of the...

    Published February 23rd 2015 by Routledge