all ebooks in category: History of Central Asia (16)

Reading Medieval Chinese Poetry: Text, Context, and Culture
English | ISBN: 9004280391 | 2014 | 310 pages | PDF | 3 MB

Nine renowned sinologists present a range of studies that display the riches of medieval Chinese verse in varied guises. All major verse-forms, including shi, fu, …

Restless Valley: Revolution, Murder, and Intrigue in the Heart of Central Asia
English | 2013 | ISBN: 0300184360, 0300205910 | 328 pages | PDF | 2,2 MB

It sounds like the stuff of a fiction thriller: two revolutions, a massacre of unarmed civilians, a civil war, a drug-smuggling highway, brazen corruption schemes, …

The Turks: The Central Asian Civilization That Bridged the East and The West for Over Two Millennia
English | July 14, 2017 | ISBN: 1541359577 | 542 Pages | EPUB | 2.07 MB

The Turks is a breathtaking look at the history of the Turkish people and the land from which they originate. Rich and welcoming, this is …

Soviet Paratrooper vs Mujahideen Fighter: Afghanistan 1979–89 (Combat)
English | November 30th, 2017 | ISBN: 1472817648 | 80 pages | EPUB | 50.78 MB

In 1979 the Soviet Union moved from military 'help' to active intervention in Afghanistan. Four-fifths of the Afghan National Army deserted in the first year …

Ocean of Milk, Ocean of Blood: A Mongolian Monk in the Ruins of the Qing Empire
2019 | ISBN: 0231191065 | English | 304 pages | PDF | 3 MB

After the fall of the Qing empire, amid nationalist and socialist upheaval, Buddhist monks in the Mongolian frontiers of the Soviet Union and Republican China …

Chicken Street: Afghanistan before the Taliban: Clearing the Deadly Remnants of War
English | 2013 | ISBN: 1909384267 | EPUB | pages: 304 | 18.9 mb

This captivating work tells of Afghanistan before the Taliban - a land of majestic mountains and arid plains, terrain contaminated by the deadly remnants of …

Tibet: An Unfinished Story
English | 2014 | ISBN: 0199368368 | 320 pages | PDF | 5,3 MB

Tibet's enduring myth, animated by the tales of Himalayan adventurers, British military expeditions, and the novel, Lost Horizon, remains an inspirational fantasy, a modern morality …

Women Musicians of Uzbekistan: From Courtyard to Conservatory
2015 | ISBN: 0252081064, 025203953X | English | 224 pages | PDF | 2 MB

Fascinated by women's distinct influence on Uzbekistan's music, Tanya Merchant ventures into Tashkent's post-Soviet music scene to place women musicians within the nation's evolving artistic …

Ethnographies of the State in Central Asia
English | EPUB | 2.1 MB

With fresh and provocative insights into the everyday reality of politics in post-Soviet Central Asia, this volume moves beyond commonplaces about strong and weak states …

The Hungry Steppe : Famine, Violence, and the Making of Soviet Kazakhstan
English | 2018 | ISBN: 1501730436 | 292 Pages | PDF | 4.11 MB

The Hungry Steppe examines one of the most heinous crimes of the Stalinist regime, the Kazakh famine of 1930-33. More than 1.5 million people perished …