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

Adeeb Khalid

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.


Studies on Sufism in Central Asia

DeWeese, Devin  
Routledge (June 30, 2020) 

From the Khan's Oven

Eren Tasar, Allen J. Frank, and Jeff Eden
Brill, 2021

Turkish-Russian Relations: Competition and Cooperation in Eurasia

Fatma Asli Kelikitli
Routledge (July, 2019)
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