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Humanitarian Invasion: Global Development in Cold War Afghanistan

Timothy Nunan
Cambridge University Press (January 26, 2016)


Humanitarian Invasion is the first book of its kind: a ground-level inside account of what development and humanitarianism meant for Afghanistan, a country touched by internat...

The New Geopolitics of the South Caucasus: Prospects for Regional Cooperation and Conflict Resolution

Shireen T. Hunter (Editor, Contributor)
Lexington Books (September 22, 2017)


This collection surveys the three South Caucasian states’ economic, social and political evolution since their independence in 1991. It assesse...

Language, Literacy, and Social Change in Mongolia: Traditionalist, Socialist, and Post-Socialist Identities

Phillip P. Marzluf (Author)
Lexington Books (November 22, 2017)



Language, Literacy, and Social Change in Mongolia is the first full-length treatment of literacy in Mongolian. Challenging readers’ assumptions abou...

Constructing the Uzbek State: Narratives of Post-Soviet Years (Contemporary Central Asia: Societies, Politics, and Cultu...

Marlene Laruelle (Editor, Contributor)
Lexington Books (December 20, 2017)


Iconic Places in Central Asia: The Moral Geography of Dams, Pastures and Holy Sites

Jeanne Féaux de la Croix
Transcript-Verlag & Columbia University Press (July 11, 2017)


Jeanne Féaux de la Croix maps three iconic places as part of Central Asians' &quo...

Uyghur Nation: Reform and Revolution on the Russia-China Frontier

David Brophy
Harvard University Press; 1St Edition edition (April 4, 2016)


The meeting of the Russian and Qing empires in the nineteenth century had dramatic consequences for Central Asia’s Muslim comm...

With Alexander in India and Central Asia: Moving East and Back to West

Claudia Antonetti (Editor),‎ P Biagi (Editor)
Oxbow Books; 1 edition (May 12, 2017)


Alexander conquered most parts of the Western World, but there is a great deal of controversy over his invasion of Indi...

Nationalism in Central Asia: A Biography of the Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan Boundary

Nick Merogan
University of Pittsburgh Press; 1 edition (September 5, 2017)

Nick Megoran explores the pr...

Prefacing the Image: The Writing Art History in Sixteenth-Century Iran

David J. Roxburgh
Brill Academic Publishers (December 1, 2000)


This book studies developments in art historical writing and factors which shaped the album preface. The prefaces were written in Persian betwee...

Sylloge Nummorum Sasanidarum Iran: A Late Sasanian Hoard from Orumiyeh

Daryoosh Abarzadeh and‎ Nikolaus Schindel
Austrian Academy of Sciences (June 13, 2017)


The present volume presents for the first time within the SNS series a complete coin hoard. It was ...
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