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Central Asia: A New History from the Imperial Conquests to the Present

Adeeb Khalid

Turkestan and the Rise of Eurasian Empires: A Study of Politics and Invented Traditions

Ali Anooshahr
Oxford University Press, 2020



It has long ...

Shāh Esmā‘il and his Three Wives A Persian-Turkish Tale as Performed by the Bards of Khorasan

Ameneh Youssefzadeh and Stephen Blum
Brill, 2021


This book is the first full text and t...

Iran Rising: The Survival and Future of the Islamic Republic

Amin Saikal
Princeton University Press, (Feb, 2021)

 

When Iranians overthrew their pro-Western monarchy in favor of an Islamic regime in 1979, many observers predicted that revolutionary t...

Iran, Islam and Democracy: The Politics of Managing Change

Ansari, Ali M.
University of Chicago Press (May, 2019) 

Terrorism and Insurgency in Asia: A contemporary examination of terrorist and separatist movements

Bejamin Schreer, Andrew T. H. Tan
Routledge (December, 2020)

 

Dice and Gods on the Silk Road: Chinese Buddhist Dice Divination in Transcultural Context

Brandon Dotson, Constance A. Cook, and Zhao Lu
Brill, 2021


East-West Artistic Transfer through Rome, Armenia and the Silk Road: Sharing St. Peter's

Christiane Esche-Ramshorn
Routledge, 2021

 

This book examines the arts and artistic exchanges at the ‘Christian Oriental’ fringes of Europe, especially Armenia.

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Studies on Sufism in Central Asia

DeWeese, Devin  
Routledge (June 30, 2020) 

Chinese-Islamic Works of Art, 1644–1912: A Study of Some Qing Dynasty Examples

Emily Byrne Curtis
Routledge, 2022

 

Chinese-Islamic studies have concentrated thus far on the arts of earlier periods with less attention paid to works from the Qing Dynasty (1644...

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