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  1. Muslim-Christian Relations in Central Asia

    By Christian van Gorder

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    This book explores issues of cultural tension that affect Muslim and Christian interaction within the Central Asian context. It looks at the ways that Christians have interacted with Central Asian Muslims in the past, and discusses what might need to be done to improve Muslim-Christian relations in...

    Published February 20th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Himalayan Frontiers of India

    Historical, Geo-Political and Strategic Perspectives

    Edited by K. Warikoo

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    The Himalaya, which is a great natural frontier for India, symbolises India’s spiritual and national consciousness. The Himalayan region displays wide diversity of cultural patterns, languages, ethnic identities and religious practices. Along the Himalayas converge the boundaries of South and...

    Published February 20th 2012 by Routledge

  3. The Economics and Politics of Oil in the Caspian Basin

    The Redistribution of Oil Revenues in Azerbaijan and Central Asia

    Edited by Boris Najman, Richard Pomfret, Gaël Raballand

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    The Caspian Basin region has boomed since the late 1990s due to new oil discoveries, new pipelines that have diversified countries' transport options and world oil prices that have risen from below $10 in 1998 to $70 in 2006. This book analyzes the experience of the Caspian countries during the...

    Published February 5th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Understanding Central Asia

    Politics and Contested Transformations

    By Sally N. Cummings

    Since Soviet collapse, the independent republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan have faced tremendous political, economic, and security challenges. Focusing on these five republics, this textbook analyzes the contending understandings of the politics of the past,...

    Published January 19th 2012 by Routledge

  5. The Heart of Asia

    A History of Russian Turkestan and the Central Asian Khanates from the Earliest Times

    By Edward Denison Ross, Frances Henry Skrine

    Originally published in 1899, The Heart of Asia is a definitive history of Central Asia from pre-history to the contemporary machinations of the Russian empire. The book is valuable not only because of the quality of the historical work on the early period, but also because of the unique picture...

    Published December 1st 2011 by Routledge

  6. The Politics of Knowledge in Central Asia

    Science between Marx and the Market

    By Sarah Amsler

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    Through careful historical and ethnographic research and extensive use of local scholarly works, this book provides a persuasive and careful analysis of the production of knowledge in Central Asia. The author demonstrates that classical theories of science and society are inadequate for...

    Published November 27th 2011 by Routledge

  7. The Northwest Caucasus

    Past, present, future

    By Walter Richmond

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    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...

    Published August 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  8. Caspian Energy Politics

    Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan

    Edited by Indra Overland, Heidi Kjaernet, Andrea Kendall-Taylor

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    Caspian Energy Politics analyses the role of oil and gas in the development of the three main petroleum exporters in the Caspian region - Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan - and how energy resources influence interactions with semi-authoritarian Russia and China. Due to volatile commodity...

    Published August 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  9. Politics and Oil in Kazakhstan

    By Wojciech Ostrowski

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    In Kazakhstan, the oil industry plays a crucial role in its economic and political life due to the country’s considerable oil revenues and accompanying conflicting interests. As an arena of political struggle, this industry provides a good test case for uncovering regime maintenance techniques....

    Published August 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  10. Trade and Contemporary Society along the Silk Road

    An ethno-history of Ladakh

    By Jacqueline H. Fewkes

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    This book provides an ethno-historical study of the trade system in Ladakh (India), a busy entrepôt for Silk Route trade between Central and South Asia. Previously a part of global networks, Ladakh became an isolated border area as national boundaries were defined and enforced in the mid-20th...

    Published July 11th 2011 by Routledge