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Forthcoming Central Asian Studies Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. 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 28th 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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 28th 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...

    To Be Published April 28th 2015 by Routledge

  4. 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 28th 2015 by Routledge

  5. 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 7th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Identity and Memory in Post-Soviet Central Asia

    Uzbekistan's Soviet Past

    By Timur Dadabaev

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    Central Asian states have experienced a number of historical changes that have challenged their traditional societies and lifestyles. The most significant changes occurred as a result of the revolution in 1917, the incorporation of the region into the Soviet Union, and gaining independence after...

    To Be Published August 30th 2015 by Routledge

  7. 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 September 30th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Soviet Nation-Building in Central Asia

    The Making of the Kazakh and Uzbek Nations

    By Grigol Ubiria

    Series: Routledge Advances in Central Asian Studies

    The demise of the Soviet Union in 1991 and the emergence of independent Central Asian republics spawned a renewed Western scholarly interest in the region’s nationality issues. This book presents a detailed study of state-led nation-building projects in the Soviet republics of Kazakhstan and...

    To Be Published September 30th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Routledge Handbook of Central Asian Politics

    Edited by Reuel R. Hanks, Dilshod Achilov

    Since achieving independence in 1991, the five states of Central Asia have increasingly gained geopolitical, economic and strategic significance. There are several reasons for the region’s rise in importance. Geographic location, at the intersection of Russia, South Asia, China and the...

    To Be Published October 30th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Kazakhstan's Foreign Policy

    Regime neo-Eurasianism in the Nazarbaev era

    By Luca Anceschi

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    For much of the post-Soviet era, Kazakhstan’s international relations developed against a specific backdrop: the Eurasian continent, a (vaguely defined) politico-cultural space with the modern Kazakhstani state at its centre. This book looks at the central role occupied by ‘regime neo-Eurasianism’...

    To Be Published October 30th 2015 by Routledge