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Forthcoming Central Asian Studies Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. 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...

    To Be Published February 16th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Eurasia’s Ascent in Energy and Geopolitics

    Rivalry or Partnership for China, Russia, and Central Asia?

    Edited by Robert Bedeski, Niklas Swanström

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    The Sino-Russian relationship has experienced several permutations in recent decades as both states have undergone radical domestic changes, including the end of Soviet communism and the abandonment of Maoism. This volume brings together scholars to address the current status of Sino-Russian...

    To Be Published March 1st 2015 by Routledge

  3. Identity and Politics in Central Asia and the Caucasus

    Edited by Murad Ismayilov, Mohammed Ayoob

    Series: Routledge Advances in Central Asian Studies

    The multi-cultural region of Central Eurasia is living through its early post-independence years, and as such serves as an ideal case to study and analyse theories of identity and foreign policy in a non-European context. Looking to re-introduce identity as a multi-dimensional factor informing...

    To Be Published March 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  4. Tradition and Society in Turkmenistan

    Gender, Oral Culture and Song

    By Carole Blackwell

    This unique study of Turkmen women and their folk songs looks at religion, ritual and family as seen through the eyes of the women and their songs....

    To Be Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Muslim Turkistan

    Kazak Religion and Collective Memory

    By Bruce Privratsky

    This ethnography of Muslim life among the Kazaks of Central Asia describes the sacralisation of land and ethnic identity, local understanding of Islamic purity, the Kazak ancestor cult and domestic spirituality, and pilgrimage to the tombs of Sufi saints....

    To Be Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  6. 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...

    To Be Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Religion, Medicine and the Human Embryo in Tibet

    By Frances Garrett

    This book explores the cultural history of embryology in Tibet, in culture, religion, art and literature, and what this reveals about its medicine and religion. Filling a significant gap in the literature this is the first in-depth exploration of Tibetan medical history in the English language. It...

    To Be Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Energy Security Cooperation in Northeast Asia

    Edited by Bo Kong, Jae H. Ku

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

    Drawing on cutting-edge research from leading scholars, this book investigates state preferences for regime creation and assesses state capacity for executing these preferences in Northeast Asia’s energy domain, defined as the geographical area comprising the following countries: Russia, Mongolia,...

    To Be Published May 8th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Creating Nationality in Central Europe, 1880-1950

    Modernity, Violence and (Be) Longing in Upper Silesia

    By Tomasz Kamusella, James Bjork, Timothy Wilson, Anna Novikov-Almagor

    In the immediate aftermath of the First World War, Upper Silesia was the site of the largest formal exercise in self-determination in European history, the 1921 Plebiscite. This asked the inhabitants of Europe’s second largest industrial region the deceptively straightforward question of whether...

    To Be Published June 30th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Violence and Resistance in Uzbekistan

    By Matteo Fumagalli

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    For large part of the post-independence period, Uzbekistan’s elites have legitimised their rule in the name of a struggle against religiously motivated and foreign-funded extremism. Without President Karimov’s rule, the theory that country would have fallen prey to Islamic militancy and possibly...

    To Be Published July 1st 2015 by Routledge