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  1. 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....

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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

  3. 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...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Iranian-Russian Encounters

    Empires and Revolutions since 1800

    Edited by Stephanie Cronin

    Series: Iranian Studies

    Over the past two hundred years, encounters between Iran and Russia have been both rich and complex. This book explores the myriad dimensions of the Iranian-Russian encounter during a dramatic period which saw both Iran and Russia subject to revolutionary upheavals and transformed from...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Politics of Transition in Central Asia and the Caucasus

    Enduring Legacies and Emerging Challenges

    Edited by Amanda E Wooden, Christoph H. Stefes

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    Most books on the Caucasus and Central Asia are country-by-country studies. This book, on the other hand, fills a gap in Central Eurasian studies as one of the few comparative case study books on Central Eurasia, covering both the Caucasus and Central Asia; it considers key themes right across the...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Pre-tsarist and Tsarist Central Asia

    Communal Commitment and Political Order in Change

    By Paul Georg Geiss

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    This study, written from the perspective of political sociology, represents the first comparative examination of Central Asian communal and political organisation before and after the tsarist conquest of the region. It covers Turkman, Kyrgyz, Kazakh and other tribal societies, analyses the...

    Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Counterterrorism Policies in Central Asia

    By Mariya Y. Omelicheva

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    During the last two decades, Central Asian states have witnessed an intense revival of Islamic faith. Along with its moderate and traditional forms, radical and militant Islam has infiltrated communities of Muslims in Central Asia. Alarmed by the border incursions, sporadic terrorist violence and...

    Published March 28th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Ethnicity, Authority, and Power in Central Asia

    New Games Great and Small

    Edited by Robert L. Canfield, Gabriele Rasuly-Paleczek

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    The peoples of Greater Central Asia – not only Inner Asian states of Soviet Union but also those who share similar heritages in adjacent countries like Afghanistan and Pakistan, Iran, and the Chinese province of Xinjiang – have been drawn into more direct and immediate contact since the Soviet...

    Published March 10th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Religion and Security in South and Central Asia

    Edited by K. Warikoo

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    Religion and security play an important role in traditional societies. In South and Central Asia, traditional and moderate Islamic beliefs and practices with strong indigenous and Sufi content are diametrically opposed to radical Wahabi and Taliban brands of Islam intolerant of other cultures and...

    Published March 10th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Asiatic Russia

    Imperial Power in Regional and International Contexts

    Edited by Tomohiko Uyama

    Series: New Horizons in Islamic Studies

    Although the Russian Empire has traditionally been viewed as a European borderland, most of its territory was actually situated in Asia. Imperial power was huge but often suffered from a lack of enough information and resources to rule its culturally diverse subjects, and asymmetric relations...

    Published March 10th 2014 by Routledge

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