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PUBLICATION- Inner Asia, Vol. 2 No. 1, March 2000

Posted by: Alison Johnson <aj(a)erica.demon.co.uk>
Posted: 14 Mar 2000


PUBLICATION- Inner Asia, Vol. 2 No. 1, March 2000

This issue of Inner Asia celebrates the eightieth birthday of Urgunge Onon.

CONTENTS

Anti-Immigrant Attitudes in the Socio-Political Life of a Siberian City: The
Example of Irkutsk
V. I. Dyatlov

Neo-Shamanism in the Context of the Contemporary Ethno-Cultural Situation in
the Republic of Buryatia
N. L. Zhukovskaya

A Re-examination of the Establishment of the Mongolian People's Party,
Centring on Dogsom's Memoir
Hiroshi FUTAKI

Ethnic Behaviour under Conditions of High Radiation
Galina Komarova

An Introduction to the History and Religion of the Buryat Mongols of
Shinehen in China
A. Hürelbaatar1


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Inner Asia (ISSN: 1464-8172)
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Cambridge CB3 8NR United Kingdom

Two issues per year (March, October)

Volume 1, 2000 Subscription rates
Institutions: (1 year) £42 ($70 US)
Individual (1 year) £20 ($35 US)
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PUBLICATION- Bukhara: The Myth and the Architecture

Posted by: Alberto Balestrieri <aruspice(a)MIT.EDU>
Posted: 13 Mar 2000


PUBLICATION- Bukhara: The Myth and the Architecture

Bukhara: The Myth and the Architecture / The Aga Khan Program for Islamic
Architecture at Harvard University and MIT. Proceedings of the
international symposium held at MIT, Cambridge MA, November 1996, Ed.
Attilio Petruccioli, AKPIA, Cambridge, MA 1999.

We wish to announce the arrival of our latest publication: "Bukhara: The
Myth and the Architecture". This is the third volume in the AKPIA
Proceedings Series, "Theory and Method in Islamic Architectural Design."
Under the editorship of Attilio Petruccioli, the list of contributors
include: Richard Frye, Heinze Gaube, Edvard Rtveladze, Aleksandr Naymark,
E.G. Nekrasova, Firouz Ashrafi, Florian Schwarz, Robert McChesney, Myakyuda
Yusupova, Nasim H. Sharipov, G.A. Pugachenkova, Annette Gangler, Mounira
Azzout and Botir Usmanov.

This illustrated 186 page monograph in library binding is available
directly through the MIT Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture Central
Office. For further information please call 617 253-1400 or e-mail
<akpiarch(a)mit.edu>.

Sincerely,

Alberto Balestrieri

Assistant Director
Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture
MIT 10-390
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02139-4307
Tel. 617 253-5494/Fax 258-8172

PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, March 1, 2000 Issue on Web

Posted by: jc benadam <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 2 Mar 2000


PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, March 1, 2000 Issue on Web

The March 1, 2000 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a
subscription free Web journal, is now on-line!

And with over 13,000 visitors to the site since November 24, 1999!

http://www.cacianalyst.org/

The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute of The Johns Hopkins University-The
Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is proud to announce the
publication of the March 1, 2000 issue of its biweekly Web-Journal, The
Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst:

http://www.cacianalyst.org/

The March 1, 2000 issue of The Analyst features four analytical articles,
four Field Reports, and News Bites from the past month. The analytical
articles feature:

"Revolutionary-But Not a Second Iranian Revolution" by Gary G. Sick
"Is Islam a Threat to Stability in Central Asia?"
"Oil Bonanza Leaves Azerbaijan Dark and Cold in Winter"
"What is the Meaning of Democracy in Central Asia?"

The Field Reports include:

"Tajikistan's First Private Radio Station"
"Tajikistan's New Elections Give Hope for New Opportunities"
"Uzbekistan's Center on Economic Research"
"The Joint Election Observation Mission in Tajikistan (JEOMT)"

This March 1, 2000 issue also includes a Forum Summary by Azerbaijan
President Heidar Aliyev who addressed the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute on
February 14, 2000.

The Forum Summary of American Ambassador to Armenia Michael C. Lemmon, who
addressed the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute on February 23, 2000 will be
available for viewing on The Analyst, March 5, 2000.

The Analyst provides a rigorous, concise and nonpartisan forum where
specialists can assess issues and events in the Central Asia-Caucasus region
for a broad audience of business people, journalists, policy makers,
government officials, diplomats and academics. The Analyst seeks regional
specialists, journalists, economists, and political scientists to join its
pool of authors who are then asked to contribute short, timely, analytical
articles, 500-800 words in length, and receive an honorarium of US $100-350
per article. The Analyst also seeks local experts. Corporate
representatives and NGO representatives from the region to write Field
Reports for an honorarium of US $100.

The Analyst at http://www.cacianalyst.org/ provides factual, objective and
analytical articles valuing fresh insights rather than the conventional
wisdom. We welcome readers and writers from various perspectives and
viewpoints. We value your comments and suggestions.

The Analyst is now available in an electronic version for readers who are
unable to receive The Analyst on the WWW. We are offering this e-mail
version on a temporary basis. If you would like to be placed on our mailing
list to receive this electronic service, please let us know.

Those interested in joining The Analyst's pool of talented authors to
contribute articles, field reports or contacts of potential writers, please
send your CV to: <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com> or <jrudelson(a)jhu.edu> and suggest
some topics on which you would like to write.


Dr. Justin Rudelson, Editor
Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
The Johns Hopkins University
Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(401) 467-7477 or (202) 663-7723
e mail: <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com> or <jrudelson(a)jhu.edu>

PUBLICATION- Bilig (Journal)

Posted by: Ayse Oztekin <ayse(a)yesevi.edu.tr>
Posted: 25 Feb 2000


PUBLICATION- Bilig (Journal)


FREE SUBSCRIPTION ANNOUNCEMENT

Bilig, the Journal of Social Sciences of the Turkish World, is the refereed
publication acting according to international norms and practices. From
this issue on Bilig is regularly indexed both by Cambridge Scientific
Abstracts' Sociological Abstracts Managing Editorial and International
Bibliography of Social Sciences (IBSS) of London School of Economics. Thus
Bilig has really become an international journal.

It is extremely costly and time-consuming to deliver the copies of journal
via regular mail especially to our overseas subscribers. From this issue
on we offer the electronic version of Bilig to our current and potential
subscribers. We are sure this application will greatly facilitate the
access to the journal and to its contents.

As our final goal is to provide services to the Turkish World and Turkish
World Studies electronic subscription for Bilig will be free. You can
become a free subscriber by filling BILIG SUBSCRIBER INFO FORM and
EVALUATION FORM OF ARTICLES at http://www.yesevi.edu.tr/bilig and sending
them to us. All the data obtained from the evaluation forms will be
evaluated statistically, names of the senders kept confidential.

We welcome the Social Sciences articles related to the Turkish World from
the authors!

For detailed information please see Editorial Principles at
http://www.yesevi.edu.tr/bilig/biligEng/Editorialprinciples.htm

For more information please visit our website:
http://www.yesevi.edu.tr/bilig or you can send your opinions and suggestions
to: bilig(a)yesevi.edu.tr

Thanks for your kind attention.

Address:

Bilig Editörlügü
Taskent Caddesi,
10.Sokak No.30
06490
Bahçelievler/ANKARA
TURKEY

Tel:+(90)312 215 22 06
Fax:+(90)312 215 22 09

Ahmet Yesevi Universitesi
Taskent Cad. 10.Sokak
No.30 06490
Tel: 0312 215 22 06
Fax: 0312 215 22 09
e-mail: ayse(a)yesevi.edu.tr

PUBLICATIONS- Two On-Line Publications on Central Asian Law and Environment

Posted by: Eric W. Sievers <esievers(a)ecostan.org>
Posted: 23 Feb 2000


PUBLICATIONS- Two On-Line Publications on Central Asian Law and Environment

Ecostan News

Ecostan News reports on the environment of, and challenges to the democratic
development of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and
Uzbekistan. Please send a request in order to be included in the address
list for this monthly report, and indicate the format in which you would
like to receive your subscription: a text file or an Adobe Portable Document
(.pdf) file. A Russian language version of Ecostan News is also available
upon request to "catena(a)glasnet.ru". Russian and English versions often
diverge in content because they are directed at different audiences. Back
issues of the English and Russian editions are available from:
http://www.ecostan.org/Ecostan/enindex.html


Central Asia Compliance Monitor

Law and Environment Eurasia Partnership (LEEP) is now beginning publication
of Central Asia Compliance Monitor, a bi-monthly short electronic journal
(in .pdf format) on the status of and issues related to Central Asia's
(Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan)
integration into international environmental regimes. To be included in the
subscription list, please send a request to Eric Sievers
(esievers(a)ecostan.org); http://www.ecostan.org

PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, February 16, 2000 Issue

Posted by: Justin Rudelson <JCBenAdam(a)aol.com>
Posted: 15 Feb 2000


PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, February 16, 2000 Issue

The February 16, 2000 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a
subscription free Web journal, is now on-line!

We have had over 10,000 visitors to the site since November 24, 1999!

http://www.cacianalyst.org/

The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute of The Johns Hopkins University-The Nitze
School of Advanced International Studies is proud to announce the publication
of the February 16, 2000 issue of its biweekly Web-Journal, The Central
Asia-Caucasus Analyst:

http://www.cacianalyst.org/

The February 16, 2000 issue of The Analyst features four analytical articles,
four Field Reports, and News Bites from the past month. The analytical
articles feature:

"Uyghur 'Separatism': China's Policies in Xinjiang Fuel Unrest"
"Uzbekistan's Trade Liberalization: Key to Central Asian Economic Integration"
"Ariana and Indian Airlines Hijackings: The Taliban Connection"
"Kazakhstan-China Border Trade Thrives After Demarcation Treaty"

The Field Reports include:

"The End of Kyrgyzstan's 'High Altitude Junkyards'"
"Bibi-Ana: NGO for Disabled Single Mothers in Kazakhstan"
"Tajikistan's Youth Ecological Center: Ecology, Democracy, Business"
"Kazakhstani Agency for Emergency Situations"

The Analyst provides a rigorous, concise and nonpartisan forum where
specialists can assess issues and events in the Central Asia-Caucasus region
for a broad audience of business people, journalists, policy makers,
government officials, diplomats and academics. The Analyst seeks regional
specialists, journalists, economists, and political scientists to join its
pool of authors who are then asked to contribute short, timely, analytical
articles, 500-800 words in length, and receive an honorarium of US $100-350
per article. The Analyst also seeks local experts. Corporate representatives
and NGO representatives from the region to write Field Reports for an
honorarium of US $100.

The Analyst at http://www.cacianalyst.org/ provides factual, objective and
analytical articles valuing fresh insights rather than the conventional
wisdom. We welcome readers and writers from various perspectives and
viewpoints. We value your comments and suggestions.

The Analyst is now available in an electronic version for readers who are
unable to receive The Analyst on the WWW. We are offering this e-mail
version on a temporary basis. If you would like to be placed on our mailing
list to receive this electronic service, please let us know.

Those interested in joining The Analyst's pool of talented authors to
contribute articles, field reports or contacts of potential writers, please
send your CV to: <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com> or <jrudelson(a)jhu.edu> and suggest
some topics on which you would like to write.


Dr. Justin Rudelson, Editor
Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
The Johns Hopkins University
Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(401) 467-7477 or (202) 663-7723
e mail: <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com> or <jrudelson(a)jhu.edu>

PUBLICATION- Central Asia Monitor, Issue No. 1, 2000

Posted by: David Nalle <DavidN5512(a)aol.com>
Posted: 14 Feb 2000


PUBLICATION- Central Asia Monitor, Issue No. 1, 2000

Central Asia Monitor Issue No. 1, 2000 -- now available

Table of Contents

 * The Ferghana Valley -- 1999: A Personal Report, by David Nalle
 * Tolerance, Education, Gender, and Batken, by L.M. Handrahan
 * Separatists Under Arrest
 * The Mass Media in Kazakhstan, by Merhat Sharipzhan
 * Health and Research in the Aral Sea Area: A New Agenda,
   by Ian Small
 * BOOKS: The Politics of Muslim Cultural Reform: Jadidism in Central
   Asia, by Adeeb Khalid. Review by Michael Rouland
 * Leading Dissident Detained in Turkmenistan Amidst Silence
   from US, by Erika Dailey
 * News and Comments

NOW OPEN: On-line Archive of most of the articles published in the MONITOR
from1992 to 1997, plus selected later articles. About150 articles for
your research. Visit: http://www.chalidze.com/cam.htm

The MONITOR is a non-profit, bimonthly magazine supported by subscriptions
at $60 for individuals, $96 for institutions (six issues). Add $24 for
overseas airmail. Address: 560 Herrick Road, Benson, VT 05743. (Instructions
for payment by credit card at website)

PUBLICATIONS- NGOs and Private Sector / Central Asia

Posted by: Simon Heap <s.heap(a)intrac.org>
Posted: 14 Feb 2000


PUBLICATIONS- NGOs and Private Sector / Central Asia

1. Simon Heap
NGOs and the Private Sector: Potential for Partnerships?
INTRAC Occasional Papers Series no. 27A. In Russian.
(October 1999) ISBN 1-897748-54-X. 42 pp.

Changes in the external environment are having major implications for the
roles of NGOs: their sources of funding; the nature of their relationships;
and their activities. The private sector is an increasingly important
target for NGOs as they grapple with possible new modes of engagement in
their quest to promote Sustainable Development. NGOs are engaging with the
private sector in new ways, yet the dynamics of relationships between NGOs
and the private sector has been very little researched. The aim of INTRAC's
research funded mainly by the Ford and Soros Foundations, is to find out
whether, when and how NGOs and the private sector can effectively work
together. This paper synthesises the findings from Phase One of the
research, which was a mapping exercise to outline and analyse the existing
and newly emerging relationships between NGOs and the private sector.


2. Simon Heap, Gulmira Jamanova, Edil Osmorbetov, Syrgak Salmorbekov, Dina
Shukurova & Marat Terterov
Emerging NGO-business relations in Central Asia,
INTRAC Occasional Papers Series No. 33, February 2000,
ISBN: 1-897748-56-6. 54 pp. In English.

This paper presents the findings from the Central Asian republics of
Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan as part of INTRAC's global inquiry into
the evolving nature of relationships between NGOs and the Private Sector.
These three national reviews examine the country-specific factors that
determine different levels of NGO-business relations, and explore the
potential for the two sectors to work together for future development. To
help both NGOs and business in their dealings with each other, the benefits
and drawbacks of engaging are outlined and the lessons of engagement are
collated through case studies. In Kazakstan, case studies range from the
adversarial relations between ecological NGOs and companies extracting oil
and gas from the north Caspian Sea region, through NGOs selling services, to
NGOs like the Special Olympics which have multiple charitable relations with
the corporate sector. In Kyrgyzstan, results of a detailed survey are
presented, while the Business Women's Association of Uzbekistan is examined
in detail as well as other promising signs of NGO-business collaborations in
the region. This paper's analysis of the issues is of key strategic
importance to NGOs and donors as well as companies in both Central Asia and
beyond.

To order these occasional paper (£7.95 + P&P each), payment must be received
before orders can be despatched. Payment may be made by cheque (in sterling
drawn on a UK bank), International Money Order, or direct transfer of funds
into the following account: National Westminster Bank, 249 Banbury Road,
Oxford, OX2 7HR, UK. Sort Code: 60-16-07, Account: INTRAC, Number: 71846727.
Credit cards accepted (Visa, Delta, Mastercard, Switch, JCB and Solo) state
which card, issue no. if used, the number, holder's name and expiry date.
Add 20% post and packing for Europe (total: £9.54), 35% for Australia and
the Far East (total: £10.63), and 30% for elsewhere (total: £10.34)

Carolyn Lawrence, INTRAC Publications, PO Box 563, Oxford, OX2 6RZ, UK; Fax:
+44-(0)1865 201852; <intrac(a)gn.apc.org>

PUBLICATION- Uzbekistan (World Bibliographical Series), Reuel Hanks

Posted by: Reuel Hanks <hreuel(a)okstate.edu>
Posted: 13 Feb 2000


PUBLICATION- Uzbekistan (World Bibliographical Series), Reuel Hanks

This is the first annotated bibliography devoted to English-language source
material on Uzbekistan. The volume (#218 in the series) focuses on
publications that have appeared in the last two decades, although older
works of particular importance are also included. Over 500 entries cover
all aspects of Uzbekistan's history, geography, politics, way of life,
people and culture. This is an indispensable guide for researchers,
scholars, business people, general readers and all those seeking a better
understanding of this fascinating country.

Price--$65
ISBN: 1-85109-318-4

Copies may be ordered from:

(U.S. and Canadian customers)
ABC-CLIO Ltd.
130 Cremona Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
Tel: 1-800-368-6868
e-mail: sales(a)abc-clio.com
www.abc-clio.com/products/product.UZEBKC.html

(International customers)
ABC-CLIO Ltd.
Old Clarendon Ironworks
35A Great Clarendon Street
Oxford OX2, 6AT, England
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 311350
e-mail: marketing(a)abc-clio.ltd.uk

PUBLICATION- Central Asia and the Caucasus (in English)

Posted by: Murad Esenov <murad(a)communique.se>
Posted: 11 Feb 2000


PUBLICATION- Central Asia and the Caucasus (in English)

Dear Colleagues,

We are proud to inform you about the new analytical journal Central Asia and
the Caucasus (in English). It will be published six times a year, and each
issue will be 200-220 pages long.

We have official representatives throughout Central Asia and the Southern
Caucasus, as well as in the Russian Federation, the U.S.A., Canada, the
Middle East, Germany, and Ukraine. This extensive structure enables the
editorial board to provide the pages of the journal a unique arena for
discussing the most urgent problems facing Central Asia, and the Southern
and Northern Caucasus.

In particular, readers can acquaint themselves with exclusive information
provided by specialists from different countries of the world, as well as
with the results of debates on such problems as:

- ethnic conflicts in the Central Asian and Caucasian states, and ways to
effect their early warning and settlement;
- the problems involved in and prospects for developing interrelations
between the Central Asian and Caucasian states and western countries;
- the problems involved in and prospects for developing interrelations
between the Central Asian and Caucasian states and the Russian Federation;
- religion in the sociopolitical life of Central Asia and the Caucasus;
- a project for restoring the Great Silk Road. The role and value of this
project in establishing state independence for the Central Asian and
Caucasian republics;
- the special features of building democracy and the institution of private
ownership in Central Asia and the Caucasus;
- the problems of interstate integration in Central Asia and the Caucasus;
- the significance of raw material resources in establishing state
independence in Central Asia and the Caucasus;
- the problems of state and regional security in Central Asia and the
Caucasus.

Structurally, the central place in the journal will be occupied by the
"Special Feature" column, which will review one of the most urgent problems
being faced at the time the issue comes out with interpretations by
specialists from the states of the region and the West. In the other
columns, such as "Events and Commentaries," "Politics and Economics,"
"Religion and Society," "Journalism," and "Culture, Art and Literature," our
readers will find articles on the most diverse aspects of social life in
Central Asia and the Caucasus.

The first issue will appear in late February. Its contents are as follows:

CENTRAL ASIA AND THE CAUCASUS
Journal of Social and Political Studies
ISSN 1404-6091 (Sweden)

No. 1, 2000

M. Esenov - About the Journal Central Asia and the Caucasus

EVENTS AND COMMENTARIES

M. Roshchin - Who Holds the Keys to the Chechen Problem? Summing Up of a
Carnegie Endowment Seminar

O. Moldaliev - An Incongruous War in the Valley of Poison: The Religious
Conflict in Southern Kyrgyzstan

I. Khaindrava - The Elections in Georgia Are Over: A Summary of the
Parliamentary Elections in the Republic of Georgia

SPECIAL FEATURE: ETHNIC RELATIONS IN CENTRAL ASIA AND THE CAUCASUS

A. Mamedov - Aspects of the Contemporary Ethnic Situation in Azerbaijan

K. Kokoev, G. Svanidze - Problems of Ethnic Minorities in Georgia

D. Darchiashvili - Ethnic Relations as Security Factor in Southern Georgia

V. Kurganskaia - Kazakhstan: The Language Problem in the Context of Ethnic
Relations

N. Kosmarskaia - "Ethnic Russians in Central Asia"-A Sensitive Issue? Who Is
Most Affected? (A Study Case of Kyrgyz Republic)

S. Gitlin - Crimean Tatars in Uzbekistan: Problems and Developments

T. Tolgurov - Some Aspects of the Federal Center's Ethnic Policy in the
Northern Caucasus (1994-1996)

ECONOMICS

H. Kuliev - Myths and Realities: Oil Strategy of Azerbaijan

A. Didebulidze, G. Tarkhan-Mouravi - Georgia's Energy Prospects

I. Komissina - Do Foreign Investments Always Produce the Desired Effect: The
Experience of the UZDAEWOOAVTO Joint Venture

RELIGION AND SOCIETY

T. Papuashvili - Geopolitical Aspects of Islamization

M. Atkin - The Rhetoric of Islamophobia

M. Murtazin - Muslims and Russia: War or Peace

S. Mel'kov - The Islamic Factor and Russia's Military Policy

MASS MEDIA

K. Dzebisashvili - The Mass Media and Conflicts in the Caucasus

R. Taukina - The Power Structures and the Mass Media during the
Parliamentary Elections in Kazakhstan


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

The Special Feature column in the next issue will include:

- The problems involved in and prospects for developing interrelations
between the Central Asian and Caucasian states and western countries.

- The problems involved in and prospects for developing interrelations
between the Central Asian and Caucasian states and the Russian Federation.

To inquire about more details, as well as to subscribe, please contact:

Murad Esenov
Editor-in-Chief
Journal "Central Asia & The Caucasus"
Sweden
tel./fax: (46) 920 620 16
e-mail: murad(a)communique.se

PUBLICATION- Uzbekistan "Human Devel. Report 1999" and "Central Asia 2010"

Posted by: Kamol Makhkamdjanov <kamoljon(a)cer.uz>
Posted: 8 Feb 2000


PUBLICATION- Uzbekistan "Human Devel. Report 1999" and "Central Asia 2010"

The Center for Economic Research (CER), which is leading research
institution in Uzbekistan on the subjects of social-economic development in
Central Asia, announces a distribution of the reports on the Central Asian
studies.


1. HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT (UZBEKISTAN 1999 English, Russian, Uzbek versions)
2. "CENTRAL ASIA 2010" Prospects of human development (Russian version)


HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT (UZBEKISTAN 1999)

The current issue includes following chapters:
1. Human Development in Uzbekistan: challenge of transition. The place of
Uzbekistan in the world today and its challenges are broadly explained in
the first chapter.
2. Protecting health and education. This chapter reports on the situation
with system of financing of social services in transition period as long
as various issues on health care, and education reforms.
3. This part of the report is devoted to Uzbekistan's approach to seeking
equity during transition. And situation with poverty.
4. Ensuring effective economic growth and human development. Which discusses
following topics: Effective economic growth, liberalization of the
economic
activity, development of the financial sector, Labor market,
development of
the small and medium-sized enterprises, development of the financial
sector.
5. Empowering civil society. Creating legal space. Reforming the judiciary.
The mass media. Trends in culture.
6. Promoting environmental sustainability. The Soviet environmental
inheritance. Water recourses, Biodiversity loss. Air pollution.
Uzbekistan's environmental reforms
7. Country towards globalization. Globalization and state sovereignty,
demography, economy, and programs of entering 21sty century for Uzbekistan.

Edited and sponsored by United Nations in Uzbekistan, annually with the
basic purpose of displacement of accents of economic development in the
party of steady development of human development. The report on human
development in Uzbekistan supports the concept of the global reports of the
UN. Development of human potential and economic growth are closely bound
with each other, therefore main task of the Reports of Uzbekistan is the
concentration of attention of a public and government on problems connected
to human development. The report analyses the concept, measurement, and/or
practice of human development at national level.

Now available for direct order from the publisher.

Price:
English version 35+ delivery costs
Russian version 35+ delivery costs
Uzbek version 40+ delivery costs

Note: orders with more than 10 copies will attract a free complimentary copy
of the bi-monthly magazine "Uzbekistan Economic Review" www.undp.org/cer


"CENTRAL ASIA 2010" Prospects of human development (Russian version)

A report based on the materials of the conference organized by UNDP, which
was run in Almaty in 1999, Kazakhstan. The conference reviewed a decade of
development experience of the international agencies operating in the
Central Asian region.

A large number of useful reports on Central Asian region reflected in this
publication, including:

1. "Initial conditions at the start of transition" S. Yoon, M. Shimizu, G.
Gedik, J. Falkingham, R. Pomfret
2. "Unlocking the assets: Energy and the Future of Central Asia and the
Caucasus" Dr. Amy Jaffe, James Baker institute USA
3. "The role of the state in transition" Keith Griffin, Professor,
University of California, USA
4. "Development strategies and prospects for the future" Richard Pomfret,
Professor University of Adelaide, Australia
5. "Poverty in Central Asia" Jane Falkingham, Department of the social
policy, London School of Economics.
6. Small-and-Medium enterprises sector development. Wojciech Hubner, W.
Hubner Project manager, UNDP, Kyrgyzstan
7. "Financing and governance of education in Central Asia" Jeni Klugman,
Department of Economics, University of Adelaide, Australia
8. "Health care reforms in Central Asia" Serdar Savas, WHO Copennhagen

Release price: 25+ transportation costs
Terms of payments: bank transfer


If you have interest in above publications please send a letter of interest
with required number of the copies and title of the publication to the
following address:

Center on Economic Research (UWED)
54, Buyuk Ipak Yuli
Tashkent/UZBEKISTAN 100137
Publications Unit
E-mail: shakhruh(a)cer.uz
Tel.: +998 (712) 679313
Fax: +998 (712) 670564

PUBLICATION- History and Coin Finds in Armenia: Antiquity, Kh. Mousheghian et al

Posted by: Georges Depeyrot <georges.depeyrot(a)ehess.fr>
Posted: 7 Feb 2000


PUBLICATION- History and Coin Finds in Armenia: Antiquity, Kh. Mousheghian et al

The first volume of "History and Coin Finds in Armenia: Antiquity" (Moneta,
vol. 17) was published in January 2000 (Greek, Roman, Parthian, first
Sasanian, etc. coins).

The second volume is now in press (Moneta, vol. 18). This volume contains
two parts: One is devoted to the coin finds in the Mediaeval Capital of
Armenia, Duin (Greek, Rome, Parthian, Armenian, Sasanian, Byzantine, Islamic
coins mainly 4th-13th c.). The second is an inventory of Sasanian coins
found in Armenia and an inventory of Byzantine (pre-Islamic) coins in
Armenia (hoards and single finds). (Authors: Khatchatur Mousheghian et al).

This book will be available in April 2000 and you can order now.

For more information, see:
http://www.cultura-net.com/moneta


Georges Depeyrot
Chargé de recherche au CNRS
Centre de recherches historiques
54 Boulevard Raspail
75006 Paris FRANCE
<Depeyrot(a)ehess.fr>

MONETA (Numismatic and Economic History Books):
Orders and information on <http://www.cultura-net.com/moneta>

PUBLICATION- Rock Art and Shamanism in Central Asia (in Polish)

Posted by: K. Lymer <k.lymer(a)soton.ac.uk>
Posted: 3 Feb 2000


PUBLICATION- Rock Art and Shamanism in Central Asia (in Polish)

Sztuka Naskalna i Szamanizm Azji Srodkowej
(Rock art and shamanism in Central Asia)

EDITORS:
A. Rozwadowski; M.M. Kosko; T.A. Dowson

PUBLISHER:
Dialog, Warsaw 1999

ISBN: 83-88238-02-7 (paperback)

5.5x8 / 216 pp. with b/w illustrations and 7 colour plates

CONTACT:
DIALOG
ul. Wloscianska 8/64
01-710 Warszawa
Poland

tel: + 48 (22) 633 41 46
email: parzym(a)orient.uw.edu.pl


CONTENTS:

This book explores the issues of recent research into rock art and
shamanism in Central Asia. It reflects the joint research projects
conducted by the Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland with its
international partners: the Institute of Archaeology, Almaty,
Kazakhstan; the Institute of Archaeology, Samarkand, Uzbekistan; and
the Department of Archaeology, Southampton University, UK. It is
published in Polish and concludes with English and Russian article
summaries.

1. A. Rozwadowski (Poland)
Sztuka Naskalna, Szamanizm i Azja Srodkowa
(Rock Art, shamanism and Central Asia: Dilemmas of Relations)

2. T.A. Dowson (England)
Sztuka Naskalna a Szamanizm: Impas Metodologiczny
(Rock art and Shamanism: A Methodological Impasse)

3. M.M. Kosko (Poland)
Szamanizm: Istotny Komponent Koncepcji Swiatopogladowej Kazachow.
(Shamanism: The Essential Component in the Conception of the Kazakh
Worldview)

4. Z. Samashev (Kazakhstan)
'Szamanskie' Motywy w Petrglifach Wscnodniego Kazachstanu
('Shamanic' Motives in the Petroglyphs of Eastern Kazakhstan)

5. A. Rozwadowski (Poland)
Znikajac w Skale: Szamanistyczne Asperkty Tradysji Indoiranskiej Jako
Kontekst dla Interpretacji Petroglifow Azji Srodkowej (Disappearing
into the Rock: Shamanistic aspects of the Indo-Iranian Mythology as a
Context for Interpreting Central Asian Petroglyphs)

6. K. Lymer (England)
Styl Zwierzesy, Totemy i Wizje w Petroglifach Azij Srodkowej
(Animal style, Totems and Visions in Central Asian Petroglyphs)

7. S. Crook (England)
Szamani, Lamowie i Spoleczne Zrodla Mocy Sztuki Naskalnej
(Shamans, Lamas and the Social Effectiveness of Rock Art)

8. English summary

9. Russian summary


Please direct all inquiries to the publisher: Dialog of Warsaw.

DIALOG
ul. Wloscianska 8/64
01-710 Warszawa
Poland

tel: + 48 (22) 633 41 46
email: parzym(a)orient.uw.edu.pl

PUBL./CFP- The Textile Museum Journal

Posted by: Sumru Krody <skrody(a)textilemuseum.org>
Posted: 3 Feb 2000

PUBL./CFP- The Textile Museum Journal

The Textile Museum Journal invites submissions of manuscripts devoted to
textiles for its next issue.

The Textile Museum Journal is devoted to the presentation of scholarship
concerning the cultural, technical, historical, and aesthetic significance
of textiles. The journal is international in scope with emphasis on
geographic areas represented in The Textile Museum's collections, which are
drawn primarily from Near Eastern, Asian, African, and indigenous American
cultures.

The year 2000 marks the 75th Anniversary of The Textile Museum. This year's
issue of The Textile Museum Journal will be published early in 2001. The
deadline to receive manuscripts for The Textile Museum Journal 1999-2000
is May 1, 2000.

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts based on original research of a
documentary, analytical, or interpretive nature. Acceptance of manuscripts
for publication is based upon peer review. Articles should be both scholarly
and accessible to a broad readership. Manuscripts are recommended for
publication after a rigorous peer review process.

Contact Information:
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The Textile Museum Journal
The Textile Museum
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Washington, DC 20008-4088


The Textile Museum Journal

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For the format of endnotes and bibliography, authors may use either the
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All material, including endnotes, captions for illustrations, list of
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International Editorial Advisory Board
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PUBLICATION- Meninski's Lexicon Turcico-Arabico-Persicum and Grammatica Turcica

Posted by: Mehmet Olmez <mehmetol(a)fs.tufs.ac.jp>
Posted: 2 Feb 2000


PUBLICATION- Meninski's Lexicon Turcico-Arabico-Persicum and Grammatica Turcica

Franciszek (Francois) a Mesgnien Meninski's dictionary is reprinted:

Franciszek (Francois) a Mesgnien Meninski (1620-1698)
Thesaurus linguarum Orientalium
Lexicon Turcico-Arabico-Persicum
and
Grammatica Turcica

I am planning to publish a reprint edition of Franciszek a Mesgnien
Meninski's famous dictionary "Thesaurus linguarum Orientalium" (Lexicon
Turcico-Arabico-Persicum) and "Grammatica Turcica". For a number of
philological reasons, I have decided to publish the first edition of the
dictionary.

The first edition of the dictionary is from the year 1680 and contains
three volumes plus a fourth volume "Grammatica Turcica". Beside these
volumes there is an appendix volume. All five volumes together have a total
of about 4200 pages. The second edition of the dictionary is from the year
1780 and in four volumes. However, this later edition does not give German
and Polish glosses as the first edition does.

Beside these five volumes I will also publish an index of the Turkish
entries in the dictionary as an appendix volume (volume six). This index
has been prepared by Prof. Stanislaw Stachowski, who is an expert in
non-Arabic Ottoman texts. There are 9500 words in the index. Each volume is
published in hardcover, bound, on 80 gram, 17 cm. X 24 cm. white
paper. Some new books on Ottoman and Anatolian Turkish's lexical
compositions and related themes. Books are bound and printed on quality
paper (80 gr.). They are also available from same address. You can visit
my homepage for related studies on Ottoman Turkish vocabulary. For the
quality of books you can look at our publisher, Simurg's publications from
Istanbul.

For individual purchasers:
Dictionary: 240 USD
Total (Overseas Postage and Bank transfer Fee): 290 USD

For institutions, libraries, etc.:
Dictionary: 400 USD
Total (Overseas Postage and Bank transfer Fee): 450 USD

order by: mehmetol(a)fs.tufs.ac.jp
http://vanilla.fs.tufs.ac.jp/~mehmetol/meninskii.html


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Olmez
Tokyo Gaikokugo Daigaku
51-21, Nishigahara 4-chome
114-8580 Kita-ku, Tokyo
JAPAN

Tel. & Fax. (81-3) 5974-3434
mehmetol(a)fs.tufs.ac.jp
http://vanilla.fs.tufs.ac.jp/~mehmetol/index.html

PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, February 2, 2000 Issue on Web

Posted by: Justin Rudelson <JCBenAdam(a)aol.com>
Posted: 1 Feb 2000


PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, February 2, 2000 Issue on Web

The February 2, 2000 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a
subscription free Web journal, is now on-line!

http://www.cacianalyst.org/

The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute of The Johns Hopkins University-The Nitze
School of Advanced International Studies is proud to announce the publication
of the February 2, 2000 issue of its biweekly Web-Journal, The Central
Asia-Caucasus Analyst:

http://www.cacianalyst.org/

The February 2, 2000 issue of The Analyst features four analytical articles,
four Field Reports, and News Bites from the past month. The analytical
articles feature:

"Anti-terrorism as Pretext: Russia Taking Aim at the South Caucasus?"
"Pakistan's General Musharraf and the Taliban" by Ahmed Rashid of the Far
Eastern Economic Review
"Central Asia's 'Island of Democracy' Kyrgyzstan in Economic Crisis"
"Rakhmonov's Election Maneuvers and Tajikistan's Future"

The Field Reports include:

"Kazakhstan-Xinjiang Pipeline-On Hold Forever?"
"Drug Use in Kyrgyzstan"
"Georgia's Displaced Abkhazians: The Impact of Humanitarian Aid"
"Kazakhstan Takes Step in fiscal Reform for NGOs"

The Analyst provides a rigorous, concise and nonpartisan forum where
specialists can assess issues and events in the Central Asia-Caucasus region
for a broad audience of business people, journalists, policy makers,
government officials, diplomats and academics. The Analyst seeks regional
specialists, journalists, economists, and political scientists to join its
pool of authors who are then asked to contribute short, timely, analytical
articles, 500-800 words in length, and receive an honorarium of US $100-350
per article. The Analyst also seeks local experts. Corporate representatives
and NGO representatives from the region to write Field Reports for an
honorarium of US $100.

The Analyst at http://www.cacianalyst.org/ provides factual, objective and
analytical articles valuing fresh insights rather than the conventional
wisdom. We welcome readers and writers from various perspectives and
viewpoints. We value your comments and suggestions.

The Analyst is now available in an electronic version for readers who are
unable to receive The Analyst on the WWW. We are offering this e-mail
version on a temporary basis. If you would like to be placed on our mailing
list to receive this electronic service, please let us know.

Those interested in joining The Analyst's pool of talented authors to
contribute articles, field reports or contacts of potential writers, please
send your CV to: <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com> or <jrudelson(a)jhu.edu> and suggest
some topics on which you would like to write.


Dr. Justin Rudelson, Editor
Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
The Johns Hopkins University
Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(401) 467-7477 or (202) 663-7723
e mail: <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com> or <jrudelson(a)jhu.edu>

PUBLICATION- Monuments of Merv: Traditional Buildings of the Karakum

Posted by: David Brown <david.brown.bk.co(a)snet.net>
Posted: 31 Jan 2000


PUBLICATION- Monuments of Merv: Traditional Buildings of the Karakum

TITLE: Monuments of Merv: Traditional Buildings of the Karakum
AUTHOR: Georgina Herrmann
FORMAT: 244p, 316 illustrations (photographs, maps, plans and drawings)
SERIES: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of
London 62
DATE: 1999
ISBN: 0854312757
PRICE: $150.00
PUBLISHER: Society of Antiquaries of London
US DISTRIBUTOR: The David Brown Book Company, PO Box 511, Oakville, CT 06779
Phone: 860-945-9329; Fax: 860-945-9468 E-mail: david.brown.bk.co(a)snet.net

Archaeological research and ancient records have been combined in this work
to provide a comprehensive account of the buildings of Merv, an oasis city
in the middle of the Turkmenistani desert. Founded in the 6th century BC,
Merv was a key staging post along the Central Asian trade routes linking
Europe and India, and its buildings impressed all who visited the city.
Contemporary chroniclers commented on the splendour and opulence of these
palaces, pavilions, gardens and towers springing from the sand. Time and the
weather have since eroded the mud brick from which these buildings were
constructed, but enough remains to allow for the imaginative reconstruction
of an important group of early Islamic buildings, of such importance that
they are now being considered for World Heritage Site status. As a group,
these buildings tell the story of the evolution of architectural styles in
the early medieval and Seljuk eras (from the 7th to the 13th centuries AD),
a period during which the Islamic world developed its own unique range of
building types and decorative motifs. This book examines in detail each of
the surviving buildings of Merv, discussing the form and function of each
building type - from palaces to ice-houses, and from fortified watch-towers
to libraries and dovecotes. The author also describes and illustrates the
great range of treatments used for doors, windows, corridors and stairways,
monumental entrances, rooms, domes and vaults, niches, wall decoration and
flooring. This is a book that will serve as a major resource for scholars of
Islamic architecture, and as an inspiring record of a group of ancient
buildings of haunting elegance and artifice.

PUBLICATION- A Georgian Feast

Posted by: Laura Driussi <laura.driussi(a)ucpress.ucop.edu>
Posted: 28 Jan 2000


PUBLICATION- A Georgian Feast

Dear CentralAsia-L:

I am writing to let you know that _The Georgian Feast: The Vibrant Culture
and Savory Food of the Republic of Georgia_ is now available in a paperback
edition from the University of California Press.

To find out more about the book, which is part cookbook, part history, and
part ethnography, please visit http://www.ucpress.edu/books/pages/8486.html

Best wishes,

Laura Driussi, Electronic Marketing Manager
University of California Press, 2120 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720
laura.driussi(a)ucpress.ucop.edu, 510-643-1036, fax 510-643-7127,
http://www.ucpress.edu

PUBLICATION- EJOS - Electronic Journal of Oriental Studies

Posted by: Hans Theunissen <hans.theunissen(a)let.uu.nl>
Posted: 28 Jan 2000


PUBLICATION- EJOS - Electronic Journal of Oriental Studies

http://www.let.uu.nl/oosters/EJOS/EJOS-1.html

EJOS (Electronic Journal of Oriental Studies) is an international
electronic journal devoted to the study of Arabic, Persian and Turkic
languages and cultures. It has a multi- and inter-disciplinary focus
covering the full range of the humaniora. The journal is published by the
Department of Arabic, Persian and Turkic Languages and Cultures in Utrecht
University (Drift 15, 3512 BR Utrecht, The Netherlands). EJOS is edited by:
Hans Theunissen, Svetlana Kirillina, Machiel Kiel and Hansje Braam. EJOS is
registered under its own ISSN: 0928-6802. Copyright of the contribution(s)
remains with the author(s). Reference copies of EJOS are kept by the
Koninklijke Bibliotheek (Royal Library) at The Hague (The Netherlands).
Subscription to EJOS is free of charge and no passwords are required. No
publication fee is requested. EJOS pays no royalties.

The annual volumes of EJOS contain contributions of variable size. Each
contribution has its own number. A contribution may consist of an academic
article or monograph, a collection of papers, a text edition of a primary
source, or a dissertation. Each contribution will be in a standard format
(HTML and/or PDF).

The aim of the journal is to provide the international academic community
with an adequate electronic medium for the distribution of scholarly
results and materials in the fields of Arabic, Persian and Turkic studies.
EJOS supports fast, reliable and low-cost distribution of new research
results. The scope of EJOS comprises Arabic, Persian and Turkic studies in
their widest sense, thus covering all parts of the world wherever and
whenever any of the relevant languages was used as a means of communication
or as a primary vehicle of intellectual production. EJOS accepts scholarly
contributions in these fields. However, EJOS pays special attention to the
publication of research results and tools in the field of (Ottoman-)Turkish
history and culture.

PUBLICATION- Global Capitalist Expansion and Iran, 1500-1980, M. P. Amineh

Posted by: Mehdi Amineh <amineh(a)pscw.uva.nl>
Posted: 27 Jan 2000


PUBLICATION- Global Capitalist Expansion and Iran, 1500-1980, M. P. Amineh

Amineh, Mehdi Parvizi:
Die globale kapitalistische Expansion und Iran : eine Studie der iranischen
politischen Okonomie (1500 - 1980), (December 1999), (Hamburg - Munster -
London): Lit, 1999. , pp 712, bibliography, glossary, tables and figures,
maps and index.

(Paper Back): ISBN 3-8258-4439-0 brosch. : DM 89.80
(Hard Cover): ISBN 3-8258-4440-4 Gb. : DM 148.80

Table of Contents:
I. Introduction: Theoretical Background: The Capitalist
Expansion in Underdeveloped Countries
II. The Pre-Capitalist Iranian Social Structure
III. The Safavid-Islamic Empire (1501-1772) in the Global
Economy in the mercantilist era
IV. The Capitalist Expansion and the Process of
Peripheralisation of the Persian Empire in the Capitalist
World-Economy (1800-1914)
V. The Transformation of the Empire towards the Modern State-
System and the First Phase of the Passive Revolution (1921-
1941)
VI. The Second Phase of the Passive Revolution (1953-1977)
VII. The Iranian State/Society-Complex (1953-1977)
VIII. Towards a Comprehensive Passive Revolution: (1) The Hobbesian
Land Reforms (1962-1977)
IX. Towards a Comprehensive Passive Revolution: (2) The Hobbesian
Industrialisation (1962-1977)
X. The Structural Economic Crisis (1975-1978)
XI. The Passive Revolution and the Transformation of the Social
Structures
XII. Towards the Revolutionisation of the Islamic Political Ideology
XIII. Towards a Theory of the Iranian Islamic Revolution (1978-1979)
XIV. Conclusion


Die globale kapitalistische Expansion und Iran
eine Studie der iranischen politischen Okonomie (1500 - 1980s)

This book tries to explore the nature of, and conditions for, development
and social transition in the late-developed areas of global capitalism in
general and Persia/Iran in particular in the context of the critical theory
of the international relations and international political economy.

Theoretically, the book delivers a radical critic on the (neo)-realist as
well as, dependencia and the world system views of international relations
and international political economy, that consider, respectively, 'state'
and 'system' as the analytical unit in the analysis of world order. To the
contrast the critical theory stresses that state formation and interstate
politics are moments of the transnational dynamic of capital accumulation
and class formation. Its method is historic: historical change is
understood as a consequence of collective human action that occurs within
certain historic structures - ideas, institutions and material capacities -
to overcome the dualistic distinction between agency-structure,
(a-historical structuralism and determinism in the analysis of global
order) and provide an ontological and epistemological foundation for a
non-deterministic yet structurally grounded explanation of development and
change.

From an empirical/historical point of view the study aims to analyse the
local, social, political, economic and cultural modernisation and
capitalist transition in Iran in four distinct historical phases from 1500
until the rise of the Iranian Islamic Revolution of 1978/79- history as the
part- under different structures of the global political economy - history
as the whole. Every historical phase is characterised by a specific social
structure (i.e., state/society complex with the configuration of the social
forces) as to define the position of the country in the structure of the
global capitalist system.

Generally, this book provide a new theoretical contribution to the
discourse on the analysis of capitalist development and transition in late
developing countries in the context of the global political economy. It is
recommendable to all those who are interested in the history of capitalist
expansion and capitalist development and transition as well as the
consequences of the influence of capitalist social relations from the 16th
century on the traditional social relations in the Oriental World in
general and Persia/Iran in particular.

Send orders to:

Lit-verlag Münster-Hamburg-London
Grevener Str. 179 48159 Münster
Tel.:0049 251 235091 - Fax 0049 251 231972
e.Mail: lit(a)lit-verlag.de - http://www.lit-verlag.de



Dr. Mehdi Parvizi Amineh
International Relations Section of the Department of Political Science
University of Amsterdam
O.Z.Achterburgwal 237
1012 DL Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel (31) 20 525 2175
Tel (31) 20 6710 426 (p)
amineh(a)pscw.uva.nl

PUBLICATION- Naqshbandis in Western and Central Asia

Posted by: Elisabeth Özdalga <ozdalga(a)tempo.com.tr>
Posted: 26 Jan 2000


PUBLICATION- Naqshbandis in Western and Central Asia

The Naqshbandis in Western and Central Asia: Change and Continuity
Edited by Elisabeth Özdalga

The Naqshbandi order in the fourteenth century in Central Asia. exerted an
important influence over tribes, townspeople and administrators in the
Ottoman Empire. The Order expanded markedly during the nineteenth century,
but had to face hard control during the period of modernization from above,
both in Republican Turkey and the Soviet Union. Liberalization, in Turkey
starting in the 1950s, in Central Asia not until the 1990s, has meant new
patterns of change. Especially the transformation in Central Asia after the
breakdown of the Soviet Union has been tremendous. Events in the Middle
East at the end of the cold war have also led to the development of new
power constellations.

During the last decade there has been markedly increased interest in the
Naqshbandi order. When the Naqshbandis are discussed in the mass media,
interest centres on their relationships to different power centres, such as
political parties, the higher echelons of the state bureaucracy, and big
financial groups. Nobody denies the importance of these relationships for
Naqshbandi groups, but an analysis of such relationships must be
complemented with studies of their practice of religion, their significant
Sufi leaders both locally and nationally, their most important places of
worship, the ways in which they carry over their Sufi traditions to new
generations, the most burning theological issues for the Naqshbandis. This
book provides all of those and more.

Without losing sight of the preceding centuries, the present book addresses
the question of what is happening to rhe Naqshbandi order under these
changing conditions. A movement of institution of such long tradition can
only be understood in a longue durée perspective. Still, patterns of recent
transformation are especially focused and shed new light on the dynamics of
contemporary Naqshbandi networks.

ISBN 0 7007 1269 0: 187 pp. cloth: 1999 £40.00
ISBN 0 7007 1147 3: 197 pp. paper: 1999 £16.99

Contents:

Hamid ALGAR
From Kashghar to Eyüp: The lineages and legacy of Sheikh Abdullah Nidai

Isenbike TOGAN
The Khafl, Jahri controversy in Central Asia revisited

Jo-Ann GROSS
The Waqf of Khoja `Ubayd Allah Ahrar in nineteenth century Central Asia: A
preliminary study of the tsarist record

Butros ABU-MANNEH
A note on "Rashahat-i 1Ain al-Hayat" in the nineteenth century

Ilber ORTAYLI
The policy of the sublime-porte towards Naqshbandis and other Tariqas during
the Tanzimat Period

Vernon SCHUBEL
Post-Soviet hagiography and the reconstruction of the Naqshbandi tradition
in contemporary Uzbekistan

Ferkhad SHAKELY
The Naqshbandi shekhs of Hawraman and the heritage of Khaliddiyya-
Mujaddidiyya in Kurdistan

Leif STENBERG
Naqshbandiyya in Damascus: Strategies to establish and strengthen the order
in a changing society

Bo UTAS
The Naqshbandiyya of Afghanistan on the eve of the 1978 Coup d'Etat

Hakan YAVUZ
The matrix of modern Turkish Islamic movements: The Naqshbandi Sufi Order

Fulya ATACAN
A portrait of a Naqshbandi sheikh in modern Turkey

Korkut OZAL
Twenty years with Mehmed Zahid Kotku: A personal story


Send orders to:

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England
tel.: 0181-948-4660

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e-mail: publish(a)curzonpress.demon.co.uk
http://130.225.203.37/curzon/newbooks.htm

NOTE: You can get a 20% discount if you order directly from Curzon Press in
January (you must mention the website).

PUBLICATION- Uzbekistan Economic Review, Center for Economic Research

Posted by: Matluba Mukhamedova <matluba(a)cer.uz>
Posted: 25 Jan 2000


PUBLICATION- Uzbekistan Economic Review, Center for Economic Research

The Center for Economic Research has the pleasure to inform you about
renewal of materials on its Web-sites (http://www.cer.uz/ or
http://www.undp.uz/cer). Due to technical reasons it couldn't be done
earlier. On the renewed website you can find two new issues of our magazine
"Uzbekistan Economic Review":

# 4, 1999

Contents

1999- Women's year
Legal aspects of gender equality in Uzbekistan (Rus)
Social potential of Uzbek women (results of social survey) (Rus)
Economic Reform
Institutional reforms during transition to a market economy (review of
world experience) (Rus)
Market Situation Review
World automobile market: contradicting trends (Rus)
Events, Reports, Comments
Reviews and Annotations

# 5/6, 1999

Contents

Financial Markets and Banking System
Development and regulation of the financial sector: international
experience and lessons for Uzbekistan (Rus)
The problem of bad debts and its solution (Rus)
Economic Reform
Increasing the effectiveness of indirect taxation in Uzbekistan (Rus,
Engl)
World Economy
From "wild" capitalism to the surprises of globalization (Rus)
Market Situation Review
Shopping in supermarkets (Rus)
"From hands to hands". How express delivery services work (Rus)
Business Lessons
The experience of the USA in organizing quality management (Rus)
Reviews and Annotations
Human Development Report, 1999 (Rus)

PUBLICATION- Supplementary Information on Historical Maps of Central Asia

Posted by: Barbara L. Gardner <blgardne(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 20 Jan 2000


PUBLICATION- Supplementary Information on Historical Maps of Central Asia

Due to numerous inquiries for more detailed information regarding our
Papers on Inner Asia Supplement, Historical Maps of Central Asia, this is
an expanded version of our announcement of January 18, 2000.

The Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies (RIFIAS) of Indiana
University is publishing a collection of eleven historical maps of Central
Asia covering the period from the 9th to the 19th century and prepared by
Yuri Bregel. These color maps (size 8 1/2/ x 11 inch) show the historical
provinces of Central Asia (such as Mavarannahr, Shash, Ferghana, etc.),
the main political entities that existed in Central Asia through this
period, with their approximate borders, and the location of major nomadic
groups. The maps show also physical features: rivers, lakes, mountain
ranges, and deserts.

List of Maps

Central Asia: Historical Provinces and Oases
Central Asia: 16th - 18 Centuries. Main Provinces and Trade Routes
Central Asia: Second Half of the 9th Century
Pre-Mongol Central Asia: Beginning of the 13th Century
Central Asia: Middle of the 14th Century
Central Asia: Second Half of the 15th Century
Central Asia: Beginning of the 16th Century
Central Asia: Middle of the 16th Century
Central Asia: Middle of the 17th Century
Central Asia: Second Half of the 18th Century
Central Asia: First Half of the 19th Century

The maps will be a valuable teaching aid suitable for use both in
specialized university courses on the history of Central Asia and in more
general college courses on world history and civilizations. They will be

useful also to high school teachers and students.

The maps are available only as a set, either as loose leaves, in a sturdy
portfolio or as a single bound copy. The price of a copy (either bound or
in a portfolio) is $13.95, plus shipping (in the United States: $2.00 first
class, $3.20 priority; overseas: surface mail $3.00, airmail $7.00).

Orders should be PREPAID, INCLUDING SHIPPING (only checks or international
money orders in U.S. dollars) and addressed to Research Institute for Inner
Asian Studies, Indiana University, Goodbody Hall 344, 1011 East Third
Street, Bloomington, Indiana 47405. When ordering, please be sure to
indicate whether you prefer a portfolio or a bound copy.

PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, January 19, 2000 Issue

Posted by: Justin Rudelson <jcbenadam(a)aol.com>
Posted: 18 Jan 2000


PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, January 19, 2000 Issue

The January 19, 2000 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a
subscription free Web journal, is now on-line!

http://www.cacianalyst.org/

The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute of The Johns Hopkins University-The Nitze
School of Advanced International Studies is proud to announce the publication
of the January 19, 2000 issue of its biweekly Web-Journal, The Central
Asia-Caucasus Analyst:

http://www.cacianalyst.org/

The January 19, 2000 issue of The Analyst features four analytical articles,
four Field Reports, and News Bites from the past month. The analytical
articles feature:

"Taliban Aided Terrorism and Regional Instability" by Ahmed Rashid of the Far
Eastern Economic Review

"Putin's Past and Russia's Future in the 'Near Abroad'"
"Rethinking Namangani: The Ramifications of Paying Terrorists"
"Azerbaijan vs. Turkmenistan: The Caspian Offshore Oil and Gas Conflict"

The Field Reports include:

"Kyrgyzstan Adopts Most Progressive NGO Law in NIS"
"Educators 'Observe' the Uzbekistan Presidential Elections"
"Future of the Kazakh Language in Kazakhstan"
"Slapped by Democracy: Deconstructing Foreign Assistance"

The Analyst provides a rigorous, concise and nonpartisan forum where
specialists can assess issues and events in the Central Asia-Caucasus region
for a broad audience of business people, journalists, policy makers,
government officials, diplomats and academics. The Analyst seeks regional
specialists, journalists, economists, and political scientists to join its
pool of authors who are then asked to contribute short, timely, analytical
articles, 500-800 words in length, and receive an honorarium of US $100-350
per article. The Analyst also seeks local experts. Corporate representatives
and NGO representatives from the region to write Field Reports for an
honorarium of US $100.

The Analyst at http://www.cacianalyst.org/ provides factual, objective and
analytical articles valuing fresh insights rather than the conventional
wisdom. We welcome readers and writers from various perspectives and
viewpoints. We value your comments and suggestions.

The Analyst will soon be available in an electronic version for readers who
prefer to receive e-mail editions of The Analyst. If you would like to be
placed on our mailing list to receive this electronic service, please let us
know.

Those interested in joining The Analyst's pool of talented authors to
contribute articles, field reports or contacts of potential writers, please
send your CV to: <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com> or <jrudelson(a)jhu.edu> and suggest
some topics on which you would like to write.


Dr. Justin Rudelson, Editor
Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
The Johns Hopkins University
Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(401) 467-7477 or (202) 663-7723
e-mail: <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com> or <jrudelson(a)jhu.edu>

PUBLICATION- Historical Maps of Central Asia, Papers on Inner Asia, Special Suppl.

Posted by: Barbara L. Gardner <blgardne(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 18 Jan 2000


PUBLICATION- Historical Maps of Central Asia, Papers on Inner Asia, Special Suppl.

The Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies (RIFIAS) of Indiana
University is publishing a collection of historical maps of Central Asia
covering the period from the 9th to the 19th century and prepared by Yuri
Bregel. These color maps (size: 8 1/2 x 11 inch) show the historical
provinces of Central Asia (such as Mavarannahr, Shash, Ferghana, etc.), the
main political entities that existed in Central Asia through this period,
with their approximate borders, and the location of major nomadic groups.
The maps show also physical features: rivers, lakes, mountain ranges, and
deserts. A special map shows the principal trade routes of Central Asia in
the 16-19 centuries.

The maps will be a valuable teaching aid suitable for use both in
specialised university courses on the history of Central Asia and in more
general college courses on world history and civilizations. They will be
useful also to high school teachers and students.

The maps are available either as loose leaves in a sturdy portfolio or as a
single bound copy. The price of a copy (either bound or in a portfolio) is
$13.95, plus shipping (in the United States: $2.00 first class, $3.20
priority; overseas: surface mail $3.00, airmail $7.00).

Orders should be PREPAID, INCLUDING SHIPPING (only checks or money orders in
U.S. dollars) and addressed to Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies,
Indiana University, Goodbody Hall 344, 1011 E. Third Street, Bloomington, IN
47405. While ordering, please indicate whether you prefer a portfolio or a
bound copy.


Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies
Indiana University
Goodbody Hall, 344
Bloomington, Indiana 47405

PUBLICATION - ANOR, No. 6: "Konterrevolution auf dem Lande"

Posted by: Lutz Rzehak <lutz.rzehak(a)rz.hu-berlin.de>
Posted: 17 Jan 2000


PUBLICATION - ANOR, # 6: "Konterrevolution auf dem Lande"

Reinhard Eisener: "Konterrevolution auf dem Lande". Zur inneren
Sicherheitslage in Mittelasien 1929/1930 aus Sicht der OGPU. Halle/Berlin:
Das Arabische Buch, 1999, 172 pp. (ISBN: 3-86093-238-1)

"Counterrevolution in the Countryside" represents a valuable step to an
appropriate understanding of the first phase of the collectivization and
dekulakization of Soviet Central Asia in 1929/30. This publication is based
primarily on hitherto unpublished documents from archives of the former
Soviet Union. Besides an annotated translation of the annual report of the
OGPU-Plenipotentiary in Central Asia for 1929-30 it provides an ample
introduction into the subject by placing this report into its historical
context. In the concluding résumé "Counterrevolution in the Countryside"
points out basic problems of interpretation as well as possible connections
with problems in current Central Asia.

Orders should be sent to:

Das Arabische Buch
Horstweg 2
14059 Berlin
Germany
Tel.: (+49-30) 322-85-23

For more information visit:

http://www2.hu-berlin.de/zentralasien/PUBLIKAT.htm


Dr. Lutz Rzehak
Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin
Zentralasien-Seminar
Unter den Linden 6
D 10099 Berlin
Tel.: (+49-30) 20936654
Fax: (+49-30) 20936667
lutz.rzehak(a)rz.hu-berlin.de
http://www2.hu-berlin.de/zentralasien

PUBLICATION- CEMOTI 27: Democracy Muslim Societies / Ajaria

Posted by: Semih Vaner <semih.vaner(a)ceri.sciences-po.fr>
Posted: 7 Jan 2000


PUBLICATION- CEMOTI 27: Democracy & Muslim Societies / Ajaria

Cahiers d'etudes sur la Mediterranee orientale et le monde turco-iranien
CEMOTI, No. 27 / 1999, 335 pp.

CONTENTS:

LA QUESTION DEMOCRATIQUE ET LES SOCIETES MUSULMANES
Le militaire, l'entrepreneur et le paysan

Editorial

Semih Vaner
Introduction

Dominique Urvoy
Islam et gouvernement du peuple

Nouchine Yavari d'Hellencourt
Islam et democratie: de la necessite d'une contextualisation. L'exemple
iranien.


Le militaire

Francois Vinot
Armee, laicite et democratie en Turquie

Mohammad-Reza Djalili
L'armee et la politique: le cas de l'Iran

Francoise Blanchard
L'armee indonesienne et la question democratique


Le paysan

Gilbert Etienne
Le monde rural pakistanais et la democratie

Mariam Abou Zahab
Le Sipah-e Sahaba dans le Penjab. Islamisation de la societe ou conflit de
classe ?

Farhad Khosrokhavar
Les paysans depaysannes et la Revolution iranienne


L'entrepreneur

Hakan Yilmaz
Business Notions of Democracy: the Turkish Experience in the 1990s

Marcie Patton
"Open for Business": Capitalists and globalization in Turkey and Morocco

Eric Gobe
Le secteur prive egyptien et l'action publique: associations d'hommes
d'affaires et democratisation dans l'Egypte de l'Infitah.

***

L'Adjarie

Jean Radvanyi et Nicolas Beroutchachvili
L'Adjarie, atout et point sensible de la Georgie

Ekatherina Meiering Mikadze
L'Islam en Adjarie: trajectoire historique et implications contemporaines

David Dartchiacvili et Charles Urjewicz
L'Adjarie, carrefour de civilisations et d'empires

***

Caroline Ibos
Un exemple de bricolage identitaire dans l'espace post-sovietique: la
republique de Yakoutie-Sakha

H. B. Paksoy
Basmachi (Basmatchevo) movement and Z.V.Togan: The Turkistan national
liberation movement


Champ libre

"Hoca Ahmet Yesevi: le mausolee et l'universite" (Bayram Balci); Gilles
Dorronsoro, "Les Talebans entre direction charismatique, reseaux clericaux
et solidarites communautaires", Mariam Abou Zahab, "Iran, Pakistan: une
alliance traditionnelle mise a mal"

Chronique bibliographique - Henri J. Barkey and Graham E. Fuller, Turkey's
Kurdish question (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1998) par Hakan
Yavuz.

Chronique artistique - "Cinema iranien 99: un certain degel" par Y.Thoraval;
"La sortie de Yol en Turquie: un evenement culturel" par Nicolas Monceau

Resumes / Abstracts


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PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, January 5, 2000 Issue on Web

Posted by: Justin Rudelson <jcbenadam(a)aol.com>
Posted: 5 Jan 2000


PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, January 5, 2000 Issue on Web

The January 5, 2000 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a
subscription free Web journal, is now on-line!
http://www.cacianalyst.org/

The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute of The Johns Hopkins University is proud
to announce the publication of the January 5, 2000 issue of its biweekly
Web-Journal, The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst:
http://www.cacianalyst.org/

The January 5, 2000 issue of The Analyst features four analytical articles,
four Field Reports, and News Bites from the past month. The analytical
articles include:

"Putin's Chechen War and the Rebirth of Yuri Andropov" by Dr. Theodore Karasik

"Uzbekistan's Fiscal Legitimacy: Karimov's Currency Conversion Broken Pledge"
by Beatrice Hogan

"Fatal Attraction: The Taliban's Alien Forces" by Julie Sirrs

"Oil Price Hike: Curse for Kazakhstani People, Blessing for Russia" by Birgit
Brauer

The Field Reports include:

"007's Pipeline Politics: Central Asia-Caucasus as Pop Culture"
"BBC Radio Soap Opera: Building Hope in Afghanistan"
"'Right to Speech'-Georgia's Public Interest Protection League"
"Children's Art School, Bishkek"

The Analyst provides a rigorous, concise and nonpartisan forum where
specialists can assess issues and events in the Central Asia-Caucasus region
for a broad audience of business people, journalists, policy makers,
government officials, diplomats and academics. The Analyst seeks regional
specialists, journalists, economists, and political scientists to join its
pool of authors who are then asked to contribute short, timely, analytical
articles, 500-800 words in length, and receive an honorarium of US $100-350
per article. The Analyst also seeks local experts and NGO representatives
from the region to write Field Reports for an honorarium of US $100.

The Analyst at http://www.cacianalyst.org/ provides factual, objective and
analytical articles valuing fresh insights rather than the conventional
wisdom. We welcome readers and writers from various perspectives and
viewpoints. We value your comments and suggestions.

Those interested in joining The Analyst's pool of talented authors to
contribute articles, field reports or contacts of potential writers, please
send your CV to: <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com> or <jrudelson(a)jhu.edu> and suggest
some topics on which you would like to write.


Dr. Justin Rudelson, Editor
Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
The Johns Hopkins University
Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(401) 467-7477 or (202) 663-7723
e-mail: <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com> or <jrudelson(a)jhu.edu>

PUBL.- Central Asian Survey: The Caucasus: elites, politics & strategic issues

Posted by: Transcaucasus <transcaucasus(a)aol.com>
Posted: 4 Jan 2000


PUBL.- Central Asian Survey: The Caucasus: elites, politics & strategic issues

CENTRAL ASIAN SURVEY
Volume 18 Number 4 December 1999
SPECIAL ISSUE: The Caucasus: elites, politics and strategic issues

Contents

Introduction
Marie Bennigsen

Azerbaijan: perspectives from the crossroads
Tadeusz Swietochowski

Nagorno Karabagh: transition and the elite
Hratch Tchilingirian

Abkhazia, Georgia and the Circassians (NW Caucasus)
George Hewitt

Ossetiya-land of uncertain frontiers and manipulative elites
Julian Birch

Chechnia: political developments and strategic implications for the
North Caucasus
Marie Bennigsen

Volume Contents and Author Index to Volume 18, 1999

Please visit http://www.journals.tandf.co.uk/ for more information on this
journal.

PUBLICATIONS- Books on Inner Asia from White Horse Press, Cambridge UK

Posted by: A. Johnson <aj(a)erica.demon.co.uk>
Posted: 4 Jan 2000


PUBLICATIONS- Books on Inner Asia from White Horse Press, Cambridge UK

[NOTE: This is a repeat distribution of the notice distributed in November,
but which was not distributed to most subscribers due to a mysterious
server fault. --CA-L]

1) CULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT IN INNER ASIA (2 volumes)
Edited by Caroline Humphrey and David Sneath.

(These two volumes are the result of an international research project on
Environmental and Cultural Conservation in Inner Asia, sponsored by the
MacArthur Foundation.)

Volume 1: The Pastoral Economy and the Environment

Volume 1, The Pastoral Economy and the Environment, explores a number of
very real threats to the environment. In some regions vast areas of
steppeland are now subject to pasture degradation. Pastoralism has shaped
the steppe environment and been the basis of the indigenous economy of the
grasslands of Inner Asia for more than two thousand years. This volume
explores the pastoral economies developed under Russian, Mongolian and
Chinese governance, their current trajectories, and their differing impact
upon the steppe environment. It includes a unique collection of papers by
scholars from the different sides of the international borders that divide
Inner Asia.

CONTENTS

Introduction - C. Humphrey and D. Sneath
1. The Structure and Process of Land-use in Inner Asia - Bair O. Gomboev
2. Socio-economic Aspects of the Pastoral Movement Patterns of Mongolian
Herders - B. Erdenebaatar
3. Inner Asian Grassland Degradation and Plant Transformation - Chen Shan
4. Pasture in the Barguzin Valley - B. Gomboev, I. Sekulich, T. Pykhalaova,
O. Anenkhonov, A. Tsybikova, O. Mognonova, T. Borisova, A. Beshentsev
5. Introduction of New Forms of Economy in the Buryat National Region - A.K.
Tulokhonov and G.V. Manzanova
6. Livestock Breeding in Mongolia Past and Present: The Advantages and
Disadvantages of Traditional and Modern Animal Breeding Practices - B.
Telenged
7. An Economic Assessment of Pasture Degradation - E. Erdenijab
8. Proposal for the Adoption of Ecologically Appropriate Regions for Herding
in Inner Asia - B. Batbuyan
9. The Division of Labour and Working Conditions of Herdsmen in Mongolia -
Dorligiin Shombodon

'The editors of the volumes (Caroline Humphrey and David Sneath) note that
'our findings challenge many stereotypes or "myths" held about Inner Asia
and pastoral society'. This is perhps the single most important contribution
of the present work. The various chapters paint a portrait of Inner Asian
pastoralism as a complex and dynamic way of life, not some timeless
monolith'. (Mongolian Studies XX, 1997)

237 pp. maps, graphs, 8 pages colour plates
published Cambridge, UK, 1996
ISBN 1-874267-14-6 (HB) £35.00 sterling; 1-874267-15-4 (PB) £16.95 sterling

Volume 2: Society and Culture

Volume 2, Society and Culture, describes the enormous social change which
the region has experienced in recent years, due to the advent of democracy
in Russia and economic reforms in China. This volume investigates how
long-term historical social changes, produced by migration and economic
development, were succeeded by the effects of socialist organisation, and
finally by the present divergent paths of capitalism and privatisation. The
book shows how the steppe environment is not pristine 'nature', but
intermeshed with these processes, and with the distinctive, often religious,
attitudes of the pastoral people. It also covers topics such as the effect
of current reforms on the division of labour and employment, education,
health and medicine, women's work, and language and ethnicity.

CONTENTS

1. A Comparative Study of the Attitudes of the Peoples of Pastoral Areas of
Inner Asia towards their Environments - Tsui Yenhu
2. The Cultural Importance of Animals in Traditional Mongolian Plant
Nomenclature - Hasbagan and Chen Shan
3. Education Systems in Inner Asia: an Examination of the Interface between
Social Practice and Cultural Representations - Gareth Ward
4. Problems of Employment and Unemployment in Buryatia - G.V. Manzanova
5. The Effect of Privatisation Policies on Rural Women's Labour and Property
Rights in Inner Mongolia and Xinjiang - Mei Zhang
6. Women's Work and Conditions of Employment in Buryatia - G.V. Manzanova
7. On the Future of the Pastoral Economy: Man, Society and Nature - E.
Erdenijab
8. The Tuvinians in China: Aspects of their History, Language and Culture -
Marina Mongush
9. Culture, the Environment and Development in Inner Mongolia - Naran Bilik
10. Traditional Pastoral Practice of the Oirat Mongols and their
Relationship with the Environment - P.B. Tseren
11. The Transformation of the Inner Mongolian Pastoral Economy: the Case of
Hulun Buir League - A. Hurelbaatar
12. Medical Services and Health Issues in Rural Areas of Inner Asia - Tanya
Medvedeva
13. The Development of Social Organisations in the Pastoral Areas of North
Xinjiang and their Relationship with the Environment - Tsui Yenhu

230 pp. Maps and graphs
published Cambridge, UK, 1996.
ISBN 1-874267-16-2 (HB) £30.00 STERLING; 1-874267-17-0 (PB) £14.95 STERLING


2) THE END OF NOMADISM? SOCIETY, STATE AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN INNER ASIA
by Caroline Humphrey and David Sneath

The vast steppe region of Inner Asia, although divided by political
boundaries, is historically dominated by Mongol culture, Buddhist-shamanist
religion, and an economy based on mobile pastoralism. Now, as its
constituent states - China, Russia and Mongolia - adapt to market
conditions, this long-standing cultural-economic zone arguably faces more
radical change than any in its past.

The 'end of nomadism' refers not only to the possible demise of a way of
life, but also to the fact that the very category of nomadism has ceased to
be useful analytically. Pastoralism in Inner Asia is not timeless
'nomadism', but rather a series of local knowledges and techniques located
in particular historical circumstances. Today's herders must adapt their
economic cultures as best they can to rapid institutional changes and
divergent state policies. In most areas, the result has been a steep decline
in herd mobility, often accompanied by degradation of pasture land. The
authors argue powerfully that mobility and district-level management is
still necessary if pastoralism is to be successful and sustainable in the
steppe environment. In the light of ongoing programmes of sedentarisation
and privatisation, their thesis implies not only new directions for
research, but the desirability for the three central governments of
rethinking policy on pastoralism.

The End of Nomadism? is co-published by Duke University Press as part of
their Central Asia book series, and by the White Horse Press as a companion
to Culture and Environment in Inner Asia (2 volumes), edited by the present
authors.

CONTENTS

1. Cultures of Inner Asia
2. Changing Pastoral Societies and the Environment in the 20th Century
3. Rural Institutions
4. Kinship, Networks and Residence
5. Settlement and Urbanism
6. Spatial Mobility and Inner Asian Pastoralism
7. A Family and its Networks

Caroline Humphrey is a Fellow of King's College, Cambridge and Professor in
the Department of Social Anthropology, Cambridge University. David Sneath
is a Fellow of St Cross College, Oxford and Lecturer at Queen Elizabeth
House. Both authors have carried out extensive fieldwork among the
pastoralists of Inner Asia.

320 pp. Maps, graphs and halftones throughout.
Published Cambridge, UK, 1999
ISBN 1-874267-35-9 (HB) £40 STERLING; 1-874267-36-7 (PB) £16.00 STERLING


3) TWENTIETH CENTURY MONGOLIA
by Batbayar, Bat-Erdene (Baabar)

Baabar's Twentieth Century Mongolia is a unique history book. It is the
first history of Mongolia available in English to draw upon both academic
scholarship and archival data that only became available with the collapse
of the socialist regime in 1990. In doing so, it highlights the role of
international politics - involving Russia/the Soviet Union, China and Japan
- in the shaping of Mongolia's history. Baabar himself feels that the role
of China in determining Mongolia's fate is under-appreciated in Western
scholarship.

The volume is composed of three 'books'. The first offers a survey of the
history of Mongolia up to the 1911 revolution. The second looks at the
political situation in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, up until the
early socialist period (the early 1920s). While drawing upon Western
sources, it also incorporates some newly available materials from the
period. The last book is in many ways the most interesting, for it is in
this section of the work that Baabar draws most heavily upon new material.
It makes extensive use of archival material that has been made newly
available with the collapse of the socialist regime. In doing so, it offers
a richer picture and fuller understanding of the events of the 1920s and
1930s in Mongolia - a key period in the country's history. Although the
socialists were unable to establish a fully socialist society, during this
period Soviet influence became dominant, and they faced the most serious
threats to their power. This part of the book, which concludes with the
official recognition of Mongolia's independence by China in 1946, also
examines the destruction of the Buddhist church and nobility by the socialists.

Baabar, currently serving as Finance Minister, is perhaps best known as an
author of samizdat and a founder of the Mongolian Social Democratic Party.
He began writing samizdat in the early 1980s. At first critical of socialism
from within a socialist framework, by the mid-1980s he had begun to question
socialism itself. He continued his writing into the 1990s, often offering
highly controversial views of Mongolian society.

520 pp. 14 pages black and white photographs.
published Cambridge, UK, 1999
ISBN 1-874267-40-5 (HB) £45.00 sterling; 1-874267-41-3 (PB) £22.50 sterling


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PUBLICATION- CFR Report: "Calming the Ferghana Valley"

Posted by: Barnett Rubin <brubin(a)cfr.org>
Posted: 22 Dec 1999


PUBLICATION- CFR Report: "Calming the Ferghana Valley"

The book on the Ferghana Valley that I announced several months ago is now
finally ready for ordering.

Calming the Ferghana Valley: Development and Dialogue in the Heart of
Central Asia. Report of the Ferghana Valley Working Group of the Center
for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations. Senator Sam Nunn,
chair; Barnett R. Rubin, director of the Center for Preventive Action;
Nancy Lubin, Director of the Ferghana Valley project and principal author.
New York: Council on Foreign Relations and The Century Foundation, 1999.

The book can be ordered from the Brookings Institution. Somewhat
confusingly, it is listed in their catalogue with a somewhat different
title and authorship. The information can be viewed at:

http://www.brookings.edu/press/books/clientpr/priority/ferghana.htm.

The price is $11.95, and it can be ordered over the web or by telephone.
See the website for further information.

Barnett R. Rubin
Director, Center for Preventive Action
Council on Foreign Relations
58 East 68 Street
New York, NY 10021 USA
brubin(a)cfr.org

PUBLICATION - ANOR, No. 5: Persophonie

Posted by: Lutz Rzehak <lutz.rzehak(a)rz.hu-berlin.de>
Posted: 22 Dec 1999


PUBLICATION - ANOR, No. 5: Persophonie

Bert G. Fragner: Die "Persophonie". Regionalität, Identität und
Sprachkontakt in der Geschichte Asiens. Halle & Berlin: Verlag Das Arab.
Buch, 1999. (ISBN: 3-86093.229-2)

"Persophonia" is used as a term denoting first a state indicating the
quality of using Persian in a geographically defined area, and then this
area itself which should however be characterized as a spatia-temporal
complex. The term "Persophonia" thus is used for the linguistic situation it
implies and also for a region which is constantly changing in its extension
over time. Strictly speaking, "Persophonia" is meant to render the very
exact, but hardly translatable expression qalamrau-i zabân-i fârsî.

Orders should be sent to:

Das Arabische Buch
Horstweg 2
14059 Berlin
Germany

Tel.: (+49-30) 3 22 85 23

For more information visit:
http://www2.hu-berlin.de/zentralasien/PUBLIKAT.htm
  

PUBLICATION- Central Asia Monitor, No. 6, 1999

Posted by: David Nalle <davidn5512(a)aol.com>
Posted: 16 Dec 1999


PUBLICATION- Central Asia Monitor, No. 6, 1999

CENTRAL ASIA MONITOR No. 6, 1999
 - (Featuring the 1999 Nava'i Lecture by David Abramson)--

Table of Contents:

 * How Authoritarian Regimes Use Elections, by Paul Goble
 * Civil Society and the Politics of Foreign Aid in Uzbekistan,
   by David M. Abramson
 * U.S. vs. Caviar Smugglers
 * The Citizenship Legislation of the Central Asian Republics and Some
   Chief Wellsprings of Statelessness, by George Ginsburgs
 * Uzbeks Purge Muslims From Academia
 * Women's Place in Tajik Society, by Fatima Akhmedova
 * News and Comments

NOW OPEN: On-line Archive of most of the articles published in the MONITOR
from 1992 to 1997, plus selected later articles. About 150 articles for
your free reading. Visit: http://www.chalidze.com

The MONITOR is a non-profit, bimonthly magazine supported by subscriptions
at $60 for individuals, $96 for institutions (six issues). Add $24 for
overseas airmail. Address: 560 Herrick Road, Benson, VT 05743. (Instructions
for credit card payment at website)

PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, December 8 Issue on Web

Posted by: Justin Rudelson <jcbenadam(a)aol.com>
Posted: 7 Dec 1999


PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, December 8 Issue on Web

The December 8 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a subscription
free Web journal, is on-line!

http://www.cacianalyst.org/

The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute of The Johns Hopkins University-SAIS is
proud to announce the publication of the December 8 issue of its new biweekly
Web-Journal, The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst:
http://www.cacianalyst.org/

The December 8 issue of The Analyst features four analytical articles, four
Field Reports, and News Bites from the past fortnight. The articles include:

1. "The Tail that Wags the Dog: Same Aims, Strategies in Chechnya Round Two"
2. "Kazakhstan's Ethnic Mix: Recipe for a Shatterbelt in Central Eurasia?"
3. "The Weary path to Mutual Compromise: Elusive Peace in Nagorno-Karabakh"
4. "Taliban's Drug Dilemma: Opium Production vs. International Recognition"

The Analyst provides a rigorous, concise and nonpartisan forum where
specialists can assess issues and events in the Central Asia-Caucasus region
for a broad audience of business people, journalists, policy makers,
government officials, diplomats and academics. The Analyst seeks regional
specialists, journalists, economists, and political scientists to join its
pool of authors who are then asked to contribute short, timely, analytical
articles, 500-800 words in length, and receive an honorarium of US $100-350
per article. The Analyst also seeks local experts and NGO representatives
from the region to write Field Reports for an honorarium of US $100.

The Analyst at http://www.cacianalyst.org/ provides factual, objective and
analytical articles valuing fresh insights rather than the conventional
wisdom. We welcome readers and writers from various perspectives and
viewpoints. We value your comments and suggestions.

Those interested in joining The Analyst's pool of talented authors to
contribute articles, field reports or contacts of potential writers, please
contact: <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com> or <jrudelson(a)jhu.edu>

Dr. Justin Rudelson, Editor
Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
The Johns Hopkins University
Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(401) 467-7477 or (202) 663-7723
e mail: <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com> or <jrudelson(a)jhu.edu>

PUBLICATION- Transitions Online, Nov. 1999

Posted by: Lars Nicolaisen <nicolaisenL(a)ijt.cz>
Posted: 29 Nov 1999


PUBLICATION- Transitions Online, Nov. 1999

Transitions Online
www.transitions-online.org

In focus this month: "Politicking on Hallowed Ground." TOL's correspondents
across the region look at how religion has proven to be a powerful tool to
mobilize the public for ends that are occasionally far from divine.

[Abbrieviated Contents]

So Much for Brotherly Love
by Veseljko Koprivica
http://www.tol.cz/nov99/somuch.html

Montenegrins of all religious persuasion are rallying behind the Montenegrin
Orthodox Church [...]

The Lure of Fundamentalism
by Birgit Brauer
http://www.tol.cz/nov99/funda.html

Kyrgyzstan was shaken by the taking of hostages in August by a group of
self-proclaimed "fundamentalists." But fundamentalism has become a catch-all
term, exploited by both governments and rebels to inspire fear among the
masses. Plagued by economic hardship and fearing an uncertain future,
Central Asians are turning to Islam -- some as an attempt to return to their
roots, but many more as a way of filling a spiritual vacuum.

When Church and State Collide
by Felix Corley
http://www.tol.cz/nov99/whench.html

The same day of the shootings in the Armenian parliament, holy myrrh was
being poured over the head of the new Catholicos -- the religious head of
Armenians worldwide. The run-up to Karekin II's election had been fraught
with accusations of government meddling and pressure. Bishops who claimed
that politicians rigged the election had threatened to boycott the ceremony.
Though the assassinations overshadowed the controversy, relations between
church and state will never be the same.

Let My People Go
by Felix Corley
http://www.tol.cz/nov99/funda.html

Uzbekistan has come under fire in the past decade for its cruel treatment of
religious minorities. But the Uzbek government was awfully eager to
broadcast the release of five religious prisoners -- all Christians -- to
the West. While international humanitarian organizations were busy clapping
themselves on the back, thousands of Muslims still languish in Uzbek prisons.

The Hit Parade
by Agnes Csonka
http://www.tol.cz/nov99/hitparade.html

[Christian movement in Hungary]


And check out our new Week in Review section (http://www.tol.cz/week.html),
where TOL correspondents throughout the region give a run-down of the week's
top stories. From the Ukrainian presidential election results to Belarusians
grudgingly celebrating the Bolshevik revolution to Bulgaria's alarmingly
shrinking population.

Opinion pieces on how a change in political power in Moldova only means new
ways to steal, plus why the killings in the Armenian parliament could unify
the country ... "In Their Own Words" excerpts include an interview with
former Slovak Prime Minister Vladimir Meciar where he proclaims his
government delivered "absolute freedom," and a plea from Belarusian workers
to beatify President Alyaksandar Lukashenka ... and media stories on
Estonia's booming IT industry and Bulgaria's secret taping scandal.

Using a network of local correspondents in Central and Eastern Europe, the
Balkans, and the former Soviet Union, Transitions Online publishes a monthly
selection of articles focusing on a particular theme with a broad regional
impact. We also regularly post opinion pieces, media articles, book reviews,
and other feature stories.

So please visit our site, subscribe, and become part of a dynamic new media
project dedicated to building independent journalism in Central and Eastern
Europe, the Balkans, and the former Soviet Union. And be sure to also visit
our partner sides:

Central Europe Review (http://www.ce-review.org), the weekly Internet
journal of Central and East European politics, society, and culture

and

Index on Censorship, the international journal for free expression. It's ten
years since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the world is a very different
place. On a journey through Germany, Russia, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, the
Middle East, India, Africa, China and the U.S., Index asks: "What price
democracy?" Find the answers at Index's web site:
http://www.indexoncensorship.org/.


Lars Nicolaisen
Marketing Assistant
Transitions Online
Chlumova 22
130 00 Prague 3
Czech Republic
Tel. (4202) 2278 0805
Fax (4202) 2278 0804
email: nicolaisenl(a)ijt.cz
http://www.transitions-online.org/

PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, Inaugural Issue on Web

Posted by: Justin Rudelson <jcbenadam(a)aol.com>
Posted: 26 Nov 1999


PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, Inaugural Issue on Web

The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst,
a subscription free Web journal is now on-line!
http://www.cacianalyst.org/

The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute of The Johns Hopkins University is proud
to announce the launch of the first issue of its new Web-Journal, The
Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst:
http://www.cacianalyst.org/

The inaugural biweekly issue of The Analyst features four analytical
articles, four Field Reports, and News Bites from the past fortnight. The
articles include:

"Disempowerment Through Democratization: Recent Elections in Kazakhstan and
Tajikistan" by Michael Fink

"Instability in the Balance: The Baku-Ceyhan Pipeline" by Dr. Robert M. Cutler

"Mismanaging Economic Vulnerability: An Overview (of the Central
Asia-Caucasus Economy)" by Richard Giragosian

"Chechnya--Round Two: OSCE Leaders Won't Stand in the Way" by Thomas Goltz

The Analyst provides a rigorous, concise and nonpartisan forum where
specialists can assess issues and events in the Central Asia-Caucasus region
for a broad audience of business people, journalists, policy makers,
government officials, diplomats and academics. The Analyst seeks regional
specialists, journalists, economists, and political scientists to join its
pool of authors who are then asked to contribute short, timely, analytical
articles, 500-800 words in length, and receive an honorarium of US $100-350
per article. The Analyst also seeks local experts and NGO representatives
from the region to write Field Reports for an honorarium of US $100.

The Analyst at http://www.cacianalyst.org/ provides factual, objective and
analytical articles that value fresh insights rather than the conventional
wisdom. We welcome readers and writers from various perspectives and
viewpoints. We value your comments and suggestions.

Those interested in joining The Analyst's pool of talented authors to
contribute articles, field reports or contacts of potential writers, please
contact:
<jcbenadam(a)aol.com> or <jrudelson(a)jhu.edu>


Dr. Justin Rudelson, Editor
Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
The Johns Hopkins University
Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(401) 467-7477 or (202) 663-7723
e mail: <jcbenadam(a)aol.com> or <jrudelson(a)jhu.edu>

PUBL.- Russia, Siberia and Central Asia [Barnaul Conference Proceedings]

Posted by: Boyko Vladimir <boyko(a)bspu.secna.ru>
Posted: 24 Nov 1999


PUBL.- Russia, Siberia and Central Asia [Barnaul Conference Proceedings]

Papers from presentations and demonstrations given at a recent conference
"Russia, Siberia, and Central Asia: The Interrelation of Peoples and
Cultures" held at Barnaul State Pedagogical University (Barnaul, Russia) are
now available at a cost of $8 each (including shipping and handling).

Contents:

1. Ya. G. Solodkin (Nizhne-Vartovsk State Pedagogical Institute).
Oraz-Mohammad in Russia [New Data on the First Qasimov Tsar]

2. A. P. Umanskiy (Barnaul State Pedagogical University). Teleut
Vector of Russian Diplomacy: Rzhitsky's mission to Irka Udelekov in
1694-1695

3. V. Borodayev, A. Kontev (Barnaul State Pedagogical University).
Monastary Ablai-hit as a Monument of Oyrat Socio-political History
of XVIII century

4. V. Moiseev (Altai State University). New Data on Renat

5. O. Voronin (Altai State University). Double-Tributors Issue in
Russian-Junghar Negotiations (1720s)

6. K. Khakhalin (Altai State University). The Evolution of the
Definition of "State Territory" and Russian-Chinese Demarcation in
Central Asia (Chuguchak Agreement of 1864)

7. T. Shsheglova (Barnaul State Pedagogical University). The Role of
Fairs in the Development of Trans-Asiatic Trade (Western Siberia -
Steppe)

8. V. Datsishen (Krasnoyarsk State Pedagogical University). Barlyk
Issue in Russian-Chinese Relations of the Second Half of XIX

9. L. Mukaeva (Gorno-Altaisk State University). Cultural-civilizational
Dialog of South-Altai Old-Believers with the Peoples of Central
Asia, XVIII - early XX centuries

10. A. Startsev (Barnaul Institute of Law). Russian Trade in
North-Western Mongolia in the Second Half of XIX - early XX centuries

11. A. Alepko (Khabarovsk Military Institute of Federal Border Service).
"Yellow Labour" and Railway Transport of Amur Basin at the End of
XIX-the Beginning of XX centuries

12. N. Terentyeva (Nizhnevartovsk State Pedagogical Institute). The Myth
of "Russian Threat" to India in Soviet Historiography of 1920s-1970s

13. A. Boyarkina (Tomsk Branch of Russian Medical Academy). N. K. Roerih
on Cultural Interconnection of the Peoples of Russia and Central
Asia

14. V. Barmin, K. Barmin (Barnaul State Pedagogical University). The
Problems of Growth of American Influence in Xinjiang in 1943-45

15. V. Boyko (Barnaul State Pedagogical University). Afghanistan at the
Fate and Expertise of Richard Frye

16. O. Goncharova (Gorno-Altaisk State University). The Altaians' Views
on Human Health in the System of Traditional Beliefs of the
Peoples of Siberia and Central Asia

17. N. Modorov (Gorno-Altaisk State University). "Pluses" and "Minuses"
of Spiritual Revival (The Case of Mountain Altai Population)

18. Yu. Anisimov (Irkutsk State University). Japanese Diaspora in Latin
America

19. S. Kuznetsov (Irkutsk State University). Russian Federation in
Japan Foreign Policy

20. Yu. Bossin (Institute of Oriental Studies, Moscow). Islamic and
Ethnical Factors of Intra-Afghan Conflict

21. E. Shishkina (Barnaul State Pedagogical University). The Problems
of Russian Language Teaching to Chinese Students in Siberia


Historical Archive (Annotated Documents)

22. V. Borodayev, A. Kontev (Barnaul State Pedagogical University). The
Investigation of Lamaist Monasteries on Upper Irtish by Geodesist
Vassily Shishkov in 1737

23. [I. Gmelin]. Seven Chambers and Ablai-kit: The Description of Two
Monasteries on Upper Irtish (The Extract from "Journey on Siberia
in 1733-43", Gettingen, 1751. Transl. from German by L. Malinovsky)

24. V. Boyko (Barnaul State Pedagogical University). Joint
Soviet-Afghan Military Operation by V.Primakov - Ghulam Nabi-khan
in Northern Afghanistan (April - May 1929): Military Scheme

25. V. Barmin (Barnaul State Pedagogical University). The Uprising of
Muslim People of Xinjiang in 1931-35: The Politbureau of Soviet
Communist Party' Point of View ("Directives on the Work in
Xinjiang" on 3rd August 1933)

IMPORTANT NOTE: all contributions are in Russian, the whole length of the
brochure is 150 pages, with 5 pictures and map. Several papers as well two
pictures seem as ill-printed. We also have at the stock the copies of the
proceedings of the First Regional Conference "Russia, Siberia, and Central
Asia: The Interrelation of Peoples and Cultures" (Barnaul, 1997) as well the
proceedings of Second Orientalists'Workshop dedicated to the memory of
Solomon Livshits (Barnaul, 1998). The cost of all package is $15.
For further details or to order copies, please contact:

Dr Vladimir Boyko
The Center for Regional Studies
Barnaul State Pedagogical University
Molodezhnaya Street 55
Barnaul 656031
Russian Federation

E-mail: boyko(a)bspu.secna.ru

PUBLICATION- Journal of Azerbaijani Studies

Posted by: Ramin Aliyev <ramin(a)khazar.org>
Posted: 23 Nov 1999


PUBLICATION- Journal of Azerbaijani Studies

This research periodical is published quarterly by the Khazar University
Press (Baku, Azerbaijan). The first Volume - 1998 (four numbers) has
already been issued. The intellectual endeavors and research articles
published here are mainly in English. However, high quality articles in
other languages are acceptable. The Editorial Board of the Journal consists
of many well-known scholars.

The "Journal of Azerbaijani Studies" focuses not only on Azerbaijan and the
Caucasus, but also on the close regions such as Central Asia, Near and
Middle East, and the CIS.

For more information and subscription, visit the website at:

http://www.khazar.org/jas/

Here you will find a FREE electronic copy of Volume 1, Number 4, 1998 and
Subscription Information.

I feel certain that you will be interested in this Journal, and I look
forward to hearing from you soon.

Ramin Aliyev
University Development Center
Khazar University
11 Mehseti St.
Baku 370096
Azerbaijan

Phone: +994 12 217927
Fax: +994 12 989379
E-mail: ramin(a)khazar.org
Website: http://www.khazar.org/

PUBLICATION- Books on Central Asia from SDI Publications

Posted by: Bruce Miller <sdipub(a)ksc9.th.com>
Posted: 21 Nov 1999


PUBLICATION- Books on Central Asia from SDI Publications

Recent and upcoming publications on Central Asia form SDI Publications.

TIBETAN PAINTED SCROLLS by Giuseppe Tucci.
2 vols. text (v., 798 pp.) 25 x 33 cm. I folio, 256 full page plates. 108
color, 148 b/w. 34.3 x 45 cm Limited deluxe edition of 500 sets. Graphic
editing by Bruce L. Miller. ISBN: 1 878529-39-0. $375.00 plus shipping.

There is a new brief introduction by the Swiss scholar, Michael Henss. There
is no editing of the text whatsoever, and all plates correspond to the
original designations so that all references to the first edition will apply
to the same pages and plate numbers of this edition. We produce our books
with the durability to withstand the frequent handling (and mishandling) in
institutional libraries. Long out of print and in great demand, this work is
by far the largest and most important documentation of Tibetan paintings
ever produced. Many of the thangkas examined and illustrated form the
foundation of major western collections of Tibetan art. We have no doubt
that this edition will become an indispensable reference to the future study
of thangka paintings and Tibetan iconography.


WALL PAINTINGS from ANCIENT SHRINES IN CENTRAL ASIA: Collected by Aurel
Stein and kept in the Delhi Archaeological Museum. F. H. Andrews, FRGS.
1998. 1 vol. text, xxxiv, 128 pp. 3 plans 1 folding map, index. 1 folio
plates, part color and folding. Special edition. Text vol. 30.5 x 21.6 cm
(12" x 8 1/2") and folio of four color and duotone plates. Reprint of the
1948 Oxford edition on heavy German mat art paper. Hardcover. Limited to 999
copies. SPECIAL NEW PRICE for customers of the Tucci set $135 plus shipping.
Regularly $175.00.

The Text volume includes an 112 page introductory essay with maps and
excavation plans covering the achievements of Sir Aurel Stein and history of
Central Asian exploration in the 20th Century. Also a detailed description
of the plates illustrated in the large folio volume. The high quality, large
four color and duotone plates are folding, measuring 43.2 x 58.4 cm and 43.2
x 86.3 cm (17" x 23" and 17" x 34").

Large colour plates of rare murals from shrines discovered in Miran,
Bezeklik, Khara-Khoto, Toyuk, Balawaste, etc. Many never illustrated in any
other publication in the past 50 years.


SINO-SIBERIAN ART IN THE C. T. LOO COLLECTION.
Alfred Salmony. Text I, 119 pgs. XLIV plates, folding map. 30.5 x 21.6 cm
(12" x 8 1/2"). 1998. Special new edition of 1933 original edition.
Hardcover. Limited to 999 copies. ISBN 1-878529-36-1. $60 plus shipping.

This important, heavily-illustrated essay by the former editor of the
influential journal, Artibus Asiae, traces the migration and evolution of
"animal style" from the ancient Near East through the shamanic, nomadic
tribes of Siberia to feudal China. Fascinating study of Scythian and Chinese
ancient art, and Hsi-hsia and Ch'I-tan languages. Over 300 bronze objects
from one of the most important private collections of nomadic art ever
assembled. The plates have been enlarged by as much as 50% for better
examination.


Upcoming titles for fall, 1999:

EXCAVATIONS OF HADDA, AFGHANISTAN Barthoux, Jules, J.
First English translation, by Nilofaur Fatemi. Originally published as Le
fouilles d'Hadda: Delegation archeologique francaise en Afghanistan
Memoires; tomes 4, 6. 1930 & 1933. This is the English translation of the
reports of the detailed archaeological investigation of Greco-Bactrian art
and architecture in Hadda, Afghanistan. Vol. 1, Sites and Stupas. 208 pp.,
198 line art illustrations, folding map and 7 folding major site plans. Vol.
2, Figures et figurines, album photographique: text 26 pp., original 112
small folio plates have been enlarged by over 30% and expanded to over 170
plates.

As such it is an illustrated record of the art looted and lost from the
Kabul Museum during the civil war of the 1980-90s. Line art, illustrations,
text concerning the gateway to Central Asia from India. Hardcover. Oversize.
Slipcase. Price to be announced later.


IRANIANS AND GREEKS IN SOUTH RUSSIA. Rostovtzeff, M. I.
260 pgs. 32 plates. Map. Long out of print study of Scythian influence on
western culture by the great Russian Orientalist, first translated into
English in 1921. Documented, illustrated specimens from Russian museums
analyzed and compared on a site by site basis. Cited in virtually every
bibliography of every scholarly title on Scythian and nomadic art. 30.5 x
21.6 cm (12" x 8 1/2"). Hardcover. $60 plus shipping. Shipping December,
1999.


ANIMAL STYLE IN SOUTH RUSSIA AND CHINA. Rostovtzeff, M. I.
112 pgs. 33 plates. Princeton Monograph in Art and Archaeology 14.
Important study of the decoration and ornaments of the Asiatic nomadic
tribes and the influences of early civilisations upon each other. Cited in
every bibliography on Scythian and nomadic art. Enlarged illustrations. 30.5
x 21.6 cm (12" x 8 1/2"). $60 plus shipping.


SERINDIA: A Detailed Report of Explorations in Central Asia and Westernmost
China/ carried out and described under the orders of H. M. Indian Government
Stein, M. Aurel.

5 vols., 3 vols. text 1580 pp. 1 vol. plates, part folding and part color,
of more than 1300 sculptures, textiles, paintings, murals and objects. 1
folio of 96 folding and color maps, 59 plans, bibliography, index. 30.5 x
21.6 cm (12" x 8 1/2"). And folio. This is the record of Stein's second
Central Asian exploration, which included the discovery of the Dun Huang
treasures and other important discoveries in Xinjiang (Chinese Turkestan).
Descriptive lists of antiquities by the leading historians and
archaeologists of the early 20th Century: F. H. Andrews, F. M. G. Lorimer,
C. L. Woolley, and others; and appendices by J. Allan, L. D. Barnett, L.
Binyon, E. Chavannes, A. H. Church, A. H. Francke, A. F. R. Hoernie, T. A.
Joyce, R. Petrucci, K. Schlesinger, F. W. Thomas.

This deluxe reprint of the most important documentation of Central Asian
exploration, archaeology and art history ever produced. Text vols. 30.5 x
21.6 cm (12" x 8 1/2"), and 2 folios. Hardcover. Limited to 500 sets. Spring
2000. Price to be announced.


Bruce Miller
Publisher
SDI Publications

PUBLICATION- Oil and Geopolitics in the Caspian Sea Region

Posted by: Mike Croissant <mcroissa(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 19 Nov 1999


PUBLICATION- Oil and Geopolitics in the Caspian Sea Region

Oil and Geopolitics in the Caspian Sea Region
Edited by Michael P. Croissant and Bulent Aras
Foreword by Patrick Clawson
Praeger Publishers. Westport, Conn. 1999. 328 pages
LC 99-15398. ISBN 0-275-96395-0. C6395 $69.50
Available 12/30/1999

DESCRIPTION

The opening of the Caspian Sea basin to Western investment following the
breakup of the Soviet Union produced a major contest for access to the
region's vast energy reserves on the part of powers as close as Russia,
Turkey, and Iran, and as far away as Japan and the United States. Indeed,
the struggle to exploit Caspian oil has been one of the most monumental
geopolitical developments of the post-Cold War era as external powers vie
for political, economic, and military influence in a region brimming not
only with oil, but also with ethnic conflicts and historical animosities.

The coming decade of rapidly increasing demand for energy will ensure the
continued interest and engagement of external powers with often competing
geopolitical agendas. Thus the geopolitical developments spawned by the
opening of the Caspian Sea are likely to continue to far outweigh the actual
impact of Caspian oil on world energy markets. This collection of essays by
prominent scholars and international experts offers several important and
often conflicting interpretations of the events unfolding along the shores
of the world's oldest oil-producing region.

CONTENTS

- History of Oil Development in the Caspian Basin by Bulent Gokay
- The Legal Status of the Caspian Sea: Conflict and Compromise by Cynthia M.
Croissant and Michael P. Croissant
- The Caspian Oil Pipeline Tangle: A Steel Web of Confusion by Jennifer DeLay
- Caspian Oil and the Environment: Curse or Cure? by Levent Hekimoglu
- Perspectives of the Caspian Littoral States
- Azerbaijan: Oil and Politics in the Country's Future by Nasib Nassibli
- Russia: Developing Cooperation on the Caspian by Andrei Shoumikhin
- Iran: Geopolitical Challenges and the Caspian Region by Nader Entessar
- Kazakstan: Big Politics Around Big Oil by Vladimir Babak
- Turkmenistan: Oil, Gas, and Caspian Politics by Vladimir Mesamed
- Perspectives of External States
- Turkey: Looking for Light at the End of the Caspian Pipeline by Bulent
Aras and George Foster
- The United States: Washington's New Frontier in the Trans-Caspian by
Stephen J. Blank
- Georgia: Bridge or Barrier for Caspian Oil? by Michael P. Croissant

EDITORS

MICHAEL P. CROISSANT has an MA degree from the Department of Central
Eurasian Studies at Indiana University and an MS degree from the Department
of Defense and Strategic Studies at Southwest Missouri State University.

BULENT ARAS is a lecturer at the Department of International Relations of
Fatih University, Istanbul.

PUBLICATION- Political Islam and Conflicts in Russia and Central Asia

Posted by: Lena Jonson <lenajonson(a)ui.se>
Posted: 18 Nov 1999


PUBLICATION- Political Islam and Conflicts in Russia and Central Asia

New book/conference report:

Political Islam and Conflicts in
Russia and Central Asia

edited by
Lena Jonson and Murad Esenov

The Swedish Institute of International Affairs 1999, 139 pp. Price: 25 USD

Since the break-up of the Soviet Union a process of re-Islamization has been
underway in Russia and in the countries of Central Asia. Within the context
of a socio-economic and moral-political crisis in society this process has
led to political radicalism. Radical Islamism is only one of the faces of
political Islam, but it has become a major cause for concern in Chechnya and
Dagestan in the Russian North Caucasus and in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in
Central Asia.

In this volume the development of political Islam and the prospects for
radical Islamism are discussed by specialists from these regions and from
the West. The report is based on papers presented at a conference held at
the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) in April 1999 and
organized by SIIA and the journal Tsentralnaya Aziya i Kavkaz.


Contents:

Introduction
Part I: The Emergence of Political Islam

Aleksei Malashenko, "Islam and Politics in Central Asian States"
Keith Martin, "Whither Central Asia's Islamic Radicals? A Comparative
Framework"
Anna Matveeva, "The Islamist Challenge in Post Soviet Eurasia"

Part II: Developments in Russia

Vakhit Akaev, "Religious-Political Conflict in the Chechen Republic of
Ichkeria"
Amri Shikhsaidov, "Islam in Dagestan"
Aislu Yunusova, "Islam Between the Volga River and the Ural Mountain"
Leonid Sykiäinen, "Shari'ah and Muslim-Law Culture"

Part III: Political Islam in Central Asia

Ashirbek Muminov, "Traditional and Modern Religious-Theological Schools in
Central Asia"
Bakhtiyar Babadzhanov, "The Ferghana Valley: Source or Victim of Islamic
Fundamentalism?"
Saodat Olimova, "Political Islam and Conflict in Tajikistan"

Editors:
Lena Jonson, Senior Research Fellow at the Swedish Institute of
International Affairs, Stockholm
Murad Esenov, Chief Editor of the journal Tsentralnaya Aziya i Kavkaz,
Luleå, Sweden


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PUBLICATION- Journal of Central Asian Studies, Vol. 2, No. 1

Posted by: Reuel Hanks <hreuel(a)okway.okstate.edu>
Posted: 15 Nov 1999


PUBLICATION- Journal of Central Asian Studies, Vol. 2, No. 1

Journal of Central Asian Studies
(Formerly AACAR Bulletin)
The publication of the Association for the Advancement of
Central Asian Research
Vol. II, No. 1, Fall/Winter, 1997


CONTENTS

Articles:

Script and Scripture: The Three Alphabets of Tajik Persian, 1927-1997
John Perry

The "Command-Administrative System" of Cotton Farming in Uzbekistan: From
Collectivization and "Cotton Independence" to Reform and "Grain Independence"
Mike Thurman

Turkistan: Muslim Landscapes and Kazak Identity
Bruce Privratsky

Fact and Fiction in the Twentieth-Century Tatar Novel: Ayaz Ishaki's Uyge
Taba and Rinat Muhammediev's Cirat Kypere
Gonul Pultar

Research Notes:

Uzbekistan: Through Education to the Progress of Society
Yusuf Abdullaev

Book Reviews:

Daniel R. Brower and Edward J. Lazzerini, eds., Russia's Orient: Imperial
Borderlands and Peoples, 1700-1917.
Reviewed by Willard Sunderland

Boris Rumer, ed., Central Asia in Transition: Dilemmas of Political and
Economic Development.
Reviewed by Kurt Engelmann

Karl Krippes, Kazakh (Qazaq)-English Dictionary.
Reviewed by Uli Schamiloglu


Submissions to the journal and other correspondence should be sent to:

Professor Reuel R. Hanks
Department of Geography
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078 USA
Tel: (405)-744-9148
Fax: (405)-744-5620
E-mail: hreuel(a)okstate.edu
Web address: http://www.geog.okstate.edu/journals/jcas/jcas.htm

PUBLICATION/CFP- International Journal of Central Asian Studies

Posted by: Prof. Dr. Han-Woo Choi <iacd(a)chollian.net>
Posted: 12 Nov 1999


PUBLICATION/CFP- International Journal of Central Asian Studies

This journal is an international periodical for languages, literature,
history, culture, society and archaeology of the Central Asia which
comprises of the Altaic World and its vicinity, i.e., Turkey, Hungary,
Caucasus, the Soviet Central Asia, Siberia, Eastern Turkistan, Tibet,
Mongolia, Manchu, Korean Peninsula and Japan, etc. The journal is focusing
on the Altaic World, encouraging comparative studies among the Altaic
peoples as well as between the Altaic civilization and the other
neighbouring civilizations, i.e., Chinese, India, Uralic, Arab, and so on.
English and German are preferred for the language for the journal, but in
some particular cases Russian and Turkish are acceptable too.

The journal is published by Institute of Asian Culture and Development
(IACD). IACD is a non-governmental organization, established in 1983 for
the purpose of boosting academic and cultural exchanges among researchers
and academicians of the Asian countries. Board members of the institute
consists of prominent experts, scholars and presidents of universities in
Korea.


CONTENTS, Volume 3, 1998

H. B. Paksoy, Nationality or Religion?: Views of Central Asian Islam

Frederik Kortlandt, Are Mongolian and Tungus genetically related?

Valeriy S. Khan, The Korean Minority in Central Asia: National Revival and
Problem of Identity

Choi Han-Woo, Jung Keun-Sik, Woo Duck-Chan, Social Change and National
Problem in Central Asia

Elena Sullivan, Zagadki diademy: Iz istorii iuvelirnogo iskusstva
Tadzhikistana: Po dorogam velikogo Shelkogo puti

Rafis Abazov, Political Islam in Central Asia: Leaving Political Scene or
Gathering Momentum

Kim Hyo-Joung, Ozbek tilida soz yasovchi affikslar

Gyula Henkey, Izabella Horvath, Physical Anthropological Field Report and
Comparative Research Results on the Kazaks and Kirghiz from the
Peoples Republic of China

Esther Jacobson, The Recreation of landscape settings in Petroglyphs of
Northern Central Asia (and reflections, again, on the sources of
Chinese landscape representation)


For further details on subscription, contact:

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For further details, contact the journal's editorial office or visit the
website:

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ONLINE PUBLICATION- Caspian Report Magazine

Posted by: Shahira Tewfik <s.tewfik(a)foreignreports.com>
Posted: 9 Nov 1999


ONLINE PUBLICATION- Caspian Report Magazine


Dear Friends and Colleagues:

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caspianreport.com

The Caspian Report is an online magazine that focuses on the Caspian Sea
region. It is a weekly publication focusing on economics, business, and
political issues including topics of privatization, economic restructuring,
energy, etc., relating to the following countries: Iran, Turkey, Russia,
Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and
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PUBLICATION- Central Asia Monitor No. 5, 1999

Posted by: David Nalle <DavidN5512(a)aol.com>
Posted: 8 Nov 1999


PUBLICATION- Central Asia Monitor No. 5, 1999

Table of Contents

 * Diary of a Hostage Crisis in Kyrgyzstan
 * Promises and Pitfalls: Case-by-Case Privatization in
   Kazakhstan, by Hilda Eitzen
 * Tribalism In Kyrgyz Society, by Raya Osmanalieva
 * A Spy in the Office: Surviving a Culture Clash, by William T. Hathaway
 * Imprisoned Writer Mammadali Mahmudov's Statement
 * OSCE Expresses Concern Over Elections In Central Asia, by
   Roland Eggleston
 * Turkmen Authorities Must Answer for Death of Political
   Prisoner -- Statement of Human Rights Watch.
 * News and Comments

The MONITOR is a non-profit, bimonthly magazine supported by subscriptions
at $60 for individuals, $96 for institutions (six issues). Add $24 for
overseas airmail. Address: 560 Herrick Road, Benson, VT 05743. More
information and selected articles from previous issues at
http://www.chalidze.com

PUBLICATION- Inner Asia (Journal, Cambridge, UK)

Posted by: Andrew Johnson <aj(a)erica.demon.co.uk>
Posted: 26 Oct 1999


PUBLICATION- Inner Asia (Journal, Cambridge, UK)

INNER ASIA is a new international journal seeking to strengthen
understanding of the history, politics, economies and cultures of Inner
Asia. Its concern is to be interdisciplinary and inclusive, the better to
reflect diverse, indigenous and critical understandings.

Inner Asia is the region of the great steppes, centred on Mongolia. We
include in our scope the Altai, Buryatiya, Tyva, Mongolia, Xinjiang, Hshnuur
(Qinghai), Gansu, Sichuan, Tibet, the Central Asian states, Kalmykia, Inner
Mongolia, and Manchuria, as well as their diasporic communities scattered
all over the world. We take this region to be not just an inner hinterland
to Russia and China, but as itself constituting a sphere or centre which has
its particular historical dynamics. United by ways of life, such as mobile
pastoralism and trade, and by many common aspects of culture, Inner Asia has
its own languages, scripts, religious and political traditions. The region
is important not only because it is a meeting place of different
civilisations and a bridge between Asia and Europe, but also because it has
given rise to and shaped great states and civilisations. Currently it is
experiencing enormous change, as the socialism of the mid-20th century is
being transformed by new economic and political processes. Strategically,
Inner Asia is now a sensitive and volatile area. New states are in the
making. Urgent and sustained studies of the region and its peoples are
needed to facilitate sound cultural understandings and development.

INNER ASIA is published by The White Horse Press for the Mongolia and Inner
Asia Studies Unit, founded in 1986 at the University of Cambridge. The Unit
is currently one of the very few research-oriented forums in the world in
which scholars can address contemporary and historical problems of the
region. INNER ASIA is distinct from the few existing journals dealing with
regional studies of Central / Inner Asia and Mongolia, in focusing on
fundamental issues, contemporary social transformations and
theoretically-informed attempts to understand them.

INNER ASIA is an interdisciplinary, refereed journal, with emphasis on the
social sciences, humanities and cultural studies. It is committed to
supporting publication of original research at the highest academic
standards. Articles of several kinds are welcomed: those introducing new
materials, those engaging with issues of current debate, those with a
critical or theoretical focus, shorter pieces of an ethnographic kind, and
book reviews. We welcome submissions from scholars of all countries and
especially those whose own background lies in Inner Asia. Subject of
particular interest to the journal are: cultural change, the rise of
political and economic nationalism, indigenous critiques of colonial
paradigms, the introduction of markets and changing concepts of property,
the re-emergence of religions, the negotiation of ethnicity and identity,
urbanisation and social geography, history of thoughts and current
intellectual debates, changes in languages and epistemology, environmental
adaptations and conservation, and history and historiography in the
socialist and post-socialist periods.

EDITORS

Caroline Humphrey University of Cambridge
Uradyn E. Bulag City University of New York
David Sneath University of Oxford

Contents of Volume 1, Number 2 (In press - available early November)

POLITICAL HISTORY
On the "Raw" and "Cooked" Barbarians of Imperial China
Magnus Fiskesjö
The Kuomintang and the "Mongolian Question" in the Chinese Civil War,
1945-1949
Xiaoyuan Liu

PROPERTY RIGHTS
Peasants in an Era of Freedom: Property and Market Economy in Southern
Xinjiang
Chris Hann

RELIGION, RITUAL AND IDENTITY
Who "Makes" the Shaman?: The Politics of Shamanic Practices among the
Buriats in Mongolia
Manduhai Buyandelgeriyn
Social Changes in Kyrghyz Mortuary Practice
Kochi Okada

NEW IDEOLOGIES
Passions about Arkaim: Russian Nationalism, the Aryans, and the Politics of
Archaeology
V. A. Shnirelman

BOOK REVIEWS
Uradyn E. Bulag, Nationalism and Hybridity in Mongolia
Tömörsühiin Undarya
Melvyn C. Goldstein, The Snow Lion and the Dragon: China, Tibet, and the
Dalai Lama
Amy Mountcastle
Catriona Bass, Education in Tibet: Policy and Practice since 1950
Rebecca Empson

INDEX to Inner Asia, volume 1, 1999


INFORMATION FOR CONTRIBUTORS:

The language of the journal is English. Articles may be submitted in
Chinese, French, Mongolian, or Russian, and they will be translated and
published in English. If you would like to submit an article, contact one of
the editors:

Caroline Humphrey, Department of Social Anthropology, Free School Lane,
Cambridge, UK <ch10001(a)hermes.cam.ac.uk>

Uradyn E. Bulag, Department of Anthropology, Hunter College, City University
of New York, New York, USA <ubulag(a)shiva.hunter.cuny.edu>

David Sneath, Queen Elizabeth House, St Giles, Oxford, UK
<david.sneath(a)queen-elizabeth-house.oxford.ac.uk>

Contributions must not have been published, or be under consideration for
publication, elsewhere. The editors reserve the right to make alterations
which do not involve any change of meaning. Contributors are expected to
assign copyright to the publisher; though they remain free to use material
in subsequent publications written or edited by themselves provided INNER
ASIA is acknowledged as the original place of publication. Twenty free
offprints of published articles will be supplied.

ORDERING INFORMATION:

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PUBLICATION-Turkic languages: Karachay and Xakas (Lang. of the World Series)

Posted by: LINCOM EUROPA ;
Posted: 6 Jun 1999


PUBLICATION- Turkic languages: Karachay and Xakas (Lang. of the World Series)

KARACHAY
Steve Seegmiller, Montclair State University

Karachay-Balkar is a Turkic language spoken in the North Caucasus by
approximately 200,000 speakers and by approximately 30,000 more speakers
living in Turkey, Western Europe, and the United States. This work provides
a linguistic overview of the Karachay dialect of Karachay-Balkar. It
consists of a detailed description of the phonological system and the
inflectional morphology as well as a necessarily briefer description of the
main syntactic features of the language. Also included are several short
texts with interlinear translations and a glossary. This is the first
description of Karachay to appear in English.

ISBN 3 89586 021 2.
Languages of the World / Materials 109
60 pp. USD 31.75 / DM 49.30 / \163 18.65. 2nd printing 1999.

---------------

XAKAS
Gregory David Anderson, University of Chicago

Xakas is a Turkic language spoken by 70,000 people in south central
Siberia. Xakas is a cover term created in the early 20th century to cover
the related dialect clusters of the region; the term is positively viewed
by some members of the ethnolinguistic group and negatively by others.
Xakas is one of the only Turkic languages to preserve nine short vowels.
Morphologically, Xakas shows an unusually high number of affixally realized
verbal categories, as well as a complicated AUX verb system. In the
imperative Xakas has preserved a dual inclusive. Xakas has a very high
number of cases for a Turkic language (9), a number more typical of central
and eastern Siberian languages. Due to the centuries-long contact with
speakers of Russian, Xakas not only has a large number of Russian loans but
it also shows a great-degree of contact-induced restructuring, some
examples of which have even found their way into the standardized literary
language. The present study is an analysis of the standardized register of
Xakas, and constitutes the first description of Xakas in English.


ISBN 3 89586 511 7.
Languages of the World / Materials 251
Ca. 100 pp. USD 44 / DM 62 / pound sterling 24.


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CALL FOR PAPERS/PUBLICATION- Journal of Indian Philosophy and Religion

Posted by: Chandana Chakrabarti <chakraba(a)elon.edu>
Posted: 22 Oct 1999

CALL FOR PAPERS/PUBLICATION- Journal of Indian Philosophy and Religion

The Society for Indian Philosophy & Religion has commenced publishing the
Journal on Indian Philosophy & Religion annually from Fall, l996. The
Journal is to cover the wide range of philosophies and religions which are
indigenous to South Asia. It will also include scholarly work of
comparative and critical studies of Eastern and Western philosophies and
religions.

The Chief Editor: Kisor K. Chakrabarti (USA). The editorial Board
includes: Karuna Bhattacharyya (India), Owen Flanagan (USA), Ashoke Ganguly
(India), Jay Garfield (Australia), Michael Krausz (USA), Steve Laylock
(USA), J. N. Mohanty (USA), Steven Phillips (USA), Karl Potter (USA), John
Powers (Australia), Sukharanjan Saha (India), J. L. Shaw (New Zealand), and
Mark Siderits (USA).

The Journal will also include sections on discussion articles and book
reviews. Scholars interested in submitting manuscripts may kindly contact:

Dr. Chandana Chakrabarti
Campus Box 2336
Elon College
Elon College, NC 27244, USA
E-mail: chakraba(a)elon.edu
Phone: (336) 538-27O5
Fax: (336) 538-2627

Individual journal subscription: $25.00
Institution: $45.00

Checks should be made payable to Society for Indian Philosophy & Religion.
All inquiries, payments, and manuscripts should be mailed to the Associate
Editor:

Chandana Chakrabarti
Campus Box 2336
Elon College, NC 27244-2020, USA

PUBLICATION- Journal of the History of Sufism

Posted by: ZARCONE Thierry <thzarcone(a)compuserve.com>
Posted: 22 Oct 1999


PUBLICATION- Journal of the History of Sufism

Edited by A. Buehler, E. Isin, Th. Zarcone

The first scholarly journal devoted exclusively to Sufi Studies

The Journal of the History of Sufism (JHS) is an annual publication which
publishes scholarly articles relating to the history of Islamic mysticism
and of the Sufi brotherhoods all over the Muslim world. Due to its
interdisciplinary nature, articles dealing not only with history, but also
with literature, philology, political science, economics, anthropology,
sociology. folklore, theology, philosophy, fine arts, architecture, and
ethnomusicology are encouraged.

The Journal of the History of Sufism will publish both special issues and
miscellanea. It also includes a translation section which supplies the
translation in English or French of valuable papers published in rare
languages like Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Persian, Russian, etc. There is
too a review section covering the most important publications books and
articles on all subjects connected with Islamic mysticism and Sufism.

Volume 1 (due December 1999): Special Issue - The Qadiriyya Sufi Order
(circa 550 pages)

Volume 2 (Winter 2000) of the Journal will concern two topics: Sufi Dance /
Saint and Sufi Cult in Eastern Turkestan


SIMURG EDITIONS
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PUBLICATION- Religions of the Silk Road, Richard C. Foltz

Posted by: Richard Foltz <RCFoltz1(a)aol.com>
Posted: 20 Oct 1999


PUBLICATION- Religions of the Silk Road, Richard C. Foltz

RELIGIONS OF THE SILK ROAD
Overland Trade and Cultural Exchange from Antiquity to the Fifteenth Century

Richard C. Foltz

"An absolute gem...well researched and well-written."
--Jerry H. Bentley, Editor, Journal of World History

"The first comprehensive description of the presence and interplay of
various religions in Central Asia."
--Hans J. Klimkeit, Bonn University

Ever since the label was coined in the late nineteenth century, the ancient
Silk Road has captivated the Western imagination with images of fabled
cities and exotic peoples. Religions of the Silk Road looks behind the
romantic notions of the colonial era and tells the story of how cultural
traditions, especially in the form of religious ideas, accompanied merchants
and their goods along the overland Asian trade routes in pre-modern times.
As early as three thousand years ago Hebraic and Iranian religious ideas and
practices traveled eastwards in this way, to be followed centuries later by
the great missionary traditions of Buddhism, Christianity, Manichaeism, and
Islam. But the Silk Road was more than just a conduit along which these
religions hitched rides East?t was a formative and transformative rite of
passage, and no religion emerged unchanged at the end of the journey.

Richard C. Foltz holds a Ph.D. in History from Harvard University and has
taught at Brown, Columbia, and Gettysburg College.

PUBLICATION DATE: October 25, 1999
ISBN: 0-312-21408-1
PRICE: $24.95
5 x 8 / 224 pp. EDITOR: Michael Flamini
CONTACT: Meredith Howard (212) 982-3900, ext 267
meredithhoward(a)stmartins.com

PUBLICATION- Abstracta Iranica, 17-19 - Rich Bibl. Source for Central Asia

Posted by: Stephane Dudoignon <dudoignon(a)aol.com>
Posted: 19 Oct 1999


PUBLICATION- Abstracta Iranica, 17-19 - Rich Bibl. Source for Central Asia

A unique bibliographical journal on modern and contemporary Central Asian
studies:

ABSTRACTA IRANICA 17-19, 1994-1996
is now available.

Abstracta Iranica is an annual journal of selective and critical
bibliography on the Iranian world. It was created in 1977 and is published
in French and English (with a separate Persian edition now in preparation)
by the Institut francais de Recherche en Iran. Since its last two volumes,
a large place has been made in this journal to modern and contemporary
Central Asian studies (up to 270 reviews of books and separate papers in the
current issue). In the future, Abstracta Iranica will develop its selective
and critical bibliographical survey of modern and contemporary Central Asian
studies, in order to give some orientations in the rapidly increasing number
of publications of all kinds concerning this peculiar cultural area.

The present issue Nr. 17-19 of Abstracta Iranica reviews the essays
published in 1993-1995 and also important works published before and not yet
presented. Authors and publishers whishing to have their books and papers
reviewed are kindly requested to send a copy to the Editor.


For orders:

Peeters
Bondgenotenlaan 153
3000 LEUVEN
Belgium

Tel: 32 16 23 51 70
Fax: 32 16 22 85 00
e-mail: peeters(a)peeters-leuven.be

Editorial address (for works concerning modern Central Asia):

Ziva Vesel & Stephane A. Dudoignon
Institut d'Etudes iraniennes
Universite de Paris III
13, rue de Santeuil
F-75005 Paris

Fax: 33 1 45 87 41 70

PUBLICATION- The Army and Society in Georgia

Posted by: Bruno Coppieters <Bruno.Coppieters(a)vub.ac.be>
Posted: 19 Oct 1999


PUBLICATION- The Army and Society in Georgia

The bulletin "The Army and Society in Georgia" is published by the Centre
for Civil-Military Relations and Security Studies founded in 1997 by the
Caucasian Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development. It aims to inform
about the ongoing military reform in Georgia.

The bulletin includes:

- interviews with Georgian officials and politicians responsible for state
security and defence issues;

- information about the situation in conflict zones (Abkhazia, South
Ossetia) and military co-operation with foreign states;

- a press digest informing about articles on defense and security to be
found in the Georgian press.

To subscribe to 'The Army and Society in Georgia', send an e-mail message to:
Bruno.Coppieters(a)vub.ac.be
In the text of this message, write:
subscribe Army and Society in Georgia

To receive the previous issues (1998 and 1999) add: all issues
To contact the editorial board, write to cipdd(a)access.sanet.ge and add
after Subject: For David Darchiasvhili


Bruno Coppieters
Associate Professor
Vakgroep Politieke Wetenschappen
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
Pleinlaan 2 - B-1050 Brussels
Belgium
Tel./Fax: +32 2 629.20.27
E-mail: Bruno.Coppieters(a)vub.ac.be
http://poli.vub.ac.be

PUBLICATION- Tibetan Transit by Lolo Houbein

Posted by: Lolo Houbein <burlo(a)adelaide.on.net>
Posted: 19 Oct 1999


PUBLICATION- Tibetan Transit by Lolo Houbein

Tibetan Transit
by Lolo Houbein

Pilgrimage, Travelogue and History.
With 30 colour photographs and 340 pages of text preceded by a wish from His
Holiness the Dala Lama. Glossary, Bibliography and Index.

Published by Kangaroo Press/Simon & Schuster (Australia), Sydney. Published
Oct. 1999. Available in bookshops.


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PUBLICATIONS- Azeri Language Dictionaries Published in Iran

Nayereh Tohidi <nayereh.tohidi(a)csun.edu>
Posted: 18 Oct 1999


PUBLICATIONS- Azeri Language Dictionaries Published in Iran

Dear Friends,

I was asked to help publicize the publication of major works in Azeri
language produced in Iran. These includes:

1. Farsi-Azerbaijani Dictionary (in Arabic alphabet)
(Farsja-Azerbaijanja Sozluk) in two volumes (1522 pages), by Behzad
Behzadi, published by Nashr-e Nakhostin, Tehran, 1998.

2. Azerbaijani-Azerbaijani Dictionary (Azerbaijan dilinin izahli lughati),
Translated by Behzad Behzadi (originally by A. A. Uroujov), in three volumes
(3033 pages), published by Intesharat-e Dorsa, Iran (1998).

3. Farsi-Azerbaijani Dictionary, in single volume, by Behzad Behzadi
(published in 1991).

To order, contact:
S. Behzadi
Caller Box No. 919
Santa Clarita, CA 91380, USA
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California State University, Northridge
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Tel: 818-677-7218
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PUBLICATION- Late Prehistoric Exploitation of the Eurasian Steppe

Posted by: David Brown Book Company <david.brown.bk.co(a)snet.net>
Posted: 18 Oct 1999


PUBLICATION- Late Prehistoric Exploitation of the Eurasian Steppe

Late Prehistoric Exploitation of the Eurasian Steppe
by Marsha Levine, Yuri Rassamakin, Aleksandr Kislenko & Nataliya
Tatarintseva

For thousands of years nomadic peoples have wandered the great grasslands of
the former USSR. Because of their non-sedentary way of life, these groups
have left little in the way of architecture, and archaeologists studying
their history have had to rely on environmental remains to reconstruct their
pasts. In this book a leading European bone specialist has collaborated with
Russian scientists to assess our knowledge of Later Prehistory in a region
in which, until recently, it was almost impossible for western scientists to
work. This book will be of interest to all prehistorians of Europe,
environmental archaeologists, and anybody interested in the past of Central
Asia and the ex-USSR.

CONTENTS:

Introduction (Colin Renfrew)

The Origins of Horse Husbandry on the Eurasian Steppe (Marsha Levine)

The Eneolithic of the Black Sea Steppe: Dynamics of Cultural and Economic
Development 4500-2300 bc (Yuri Rassamakin)

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PUBLICATION- Calming the Ferghana Valley, Nunn, Lubin & Rubin

Posted by: Barnett Rubin <brubin(a)cfr.org>
Posted: 22 Sep 1999


PUBLICATION- Calming the Ferghana Valley, Nunn, Lubin & Rubin

The Center for Preventive Action of the Council on Foreign Relations will
soon publish a book-length study of the Ferghana Valley:

Senator Sam Nunn, Nancy Lubin, and Barnett R. Rubin. Calming the Ferghana
Valley: Dialogue and Development in the Heart of Central Asia. New York:
The Council on Foreign Relations and The Century Foundation, 1999.


It ispublished by The Century Foundation and distributed by the Brookings
Institution. To find the book, please point your browser to:
http://www.brookings.edu/press/books/clientpr/priority/ferghana.htm

Barnett R. Rubin
Director, Center for Preventive Action
Council on Foreign Relations

PUBLICATION- Tournament of Shadows: Great Game and the Race for Empire

Posted by: John McLeod <john.mcleod(a)perseusbooks.com>
Posted: 20 Sep 1999


PUBLICATION- Tournament of Shadows: Great Game and the Race for Empire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For review copy please contact John McLeod
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TOURNAMENT OF SHADOWS
The Great Game and the Race for Empire in Central Asia
A Cornelia and Michael Bessie Bookook

by Karl E. Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac

From the romantic conflicts of the Victorian Great Game to the Russian
invasion of Afghanistan, Tournament of Shadows: The Great Game and the Race
for Empire in Central Asia traces the struggle for mastery of Central Asia
from the 1820s to the present. Recalling the lives of a remarkable roster of
characters-soldiers, adventurers, mystics, princely pretenders, explorers,
proconsuls and spymasters, some famous, some obscure-the book unfolds with a
narrative style that recalls Alan Mooreheads' White Nile and Blue Nile.

Karl E. Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac describe an epic contest for control
of the Eurasian heartland. British and Russian strategists believed winning
this geopolitical struggle was the key to global domination. Drawing on
newly declassified documents, the authors are the first to tell the full
story of Himmler's SS expedition to Lhasa in 1938-39, of the efforts by
Russian mystic and artist Nicholas Roerich to locate a Buddhist Utopia for
New Dealer Henry Wallace, and of the remarkable but forgotten Americans who
first explored Tibet and eventually befriended the Dalai Lama.

Tournament of Shadows begins with British horse doctor William Moorcroft,
who journeyed to mythic Bokhara in the 1820s to acquire a superior breed of
horses for the Indian Army. The book highlights the startling reverses
suffered by the British in two Afghan Wars, and the race by an array of
foreign contenders to reach Lhasa, culminating in the British invasion of
1903-04 by Colonel Francis Younghusband. What a Tsarist foreign minister
once called a "tournament of shadows" continues to play itself out in
present-day disputes over repression in Tibet, religious zealotry in
Afghanistan and the scramble for control of oil reserves in Central Asia.

Five years in the making, Tournament of Shadows weaves together archival
records and specialized scholarly works in a fluent and carefully documented
narrative. Meyer and Brysac have traveled through India, Pakistan, Nepal and
the Silk Road cities of Western China in their research. They have also
combed OSS and SS dossiers in Washington, D.C., India Office files in
London, long-neglected papers at Harvard and Oxford, and newly published
Russian documents.

This story teems with improbable feats by larger-than-life combatants. The
underlying themes in Tournament of Shadows are as fresh and topical as the
day's headlines. This is a major work, hard to put down, as relevant as it
is readable.

About the Authors

Karl E. Meyer, a Princeton Ph.D., was London bureau chief for the Washington
Post and from 1979-98 wrote on foreign affairs as a member of the Editorial
Board of The New York Times. While a cub reporter for The Post, Meyer
climbed the Sierra Maestra to interview Fidel Castro, covered the Soviet
invasion of Czechoslovakia, and reported from Russia and the Middle East. He
has been a Reuter Fellow at Oxford, and a visiting fellow at the Institute
for Advanced Study in Berlin. He was McGraw Professor of Writing at
Princeton and has taught at Yale and Tuft's Fletcher School. Meyer's
previous books include The Plundered Past, Fulbright of Arkansas, The Cuban
Invasion (with Tad Szulc) and most recently Pundits, Poets and Wits, a
celebration of the American newspaper column (Oxford University Press).

Shareen Blair Brysac is a former lead dancer in the companies of Merce
Cunningham, Paul Taylor and Jose Limon. As a producer, director, and
writer of prime-time documentaries for CBS Reports, she was the recipient of
several Emmies and the prestigious Peabody Award. Subsequently, she was
Program Manager for CUNY TV. She is a contributing editor for Archaeology
Magazine, and the author of the forthcoming Resisting Hitler: Mildred
Harnack-Fish and the Red Orchestra (Oxford University Press).

The authors live in New York City and Weston, CT.

Tournament of Shadows: The Great Game and the Race for Empire in Central
Asia
By Karl E. Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac
PLEASE NOTE: A Cornelia and Michael Bessie Book
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PUBLICATION- From the History of Armenia-Kazakhstan Relations

Posted by: Karine Tsturyan <akod(a)freenet.am>
Posted: 20 Sep 1999


PUBLICATION- From the History of Armenia-Kazakhstan Relations

The Center of Central Asian Studies of the Armenia-Kazakhstan Society has
published a book entitled: "From the History of Armenia-Kazakhstan
Relations: Essays of the History and Culture of Armenia and Kazakhstan from
Ancient Times to the Present," by Dr.Sc. Eduard Khurshudyan and Dr. Dana
Mukanova. Yerevan, 1999, in Russian, soft cover, 385 pages, with
photographs, $30.

Order from:

Dr.Sc. Ed. Khurshudyan, President
Armenia-Kazakhstan Society
Abovian St. 41, #17
Yerevan 375009
Armenia
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E-mail: akod(a)freenet.am

PUBLICATION- Question of Sovereignty: The Georgia-Abkhazia Peace Process

Posted by: Jonathan Cohen <j.cohen(a)c-r.org>
Posted: 16 Sep 1999


PUBLICATION- Question of Sovereignty: The Georgia-Abkhazia Peace Process

A Question of Sovereignty: The Georgia-Abkhazia Peace Process
Accord, issue 7, October 1999
Editor: Jonathan Cohen

Between the outbreak of war in August 1992 and the end of 1993 half the
population of Abkhazia was displaced creating a humanitarian crisis in both
Georgia and the disputed territory of Abkhazia. Abkhazia and Georgia have
since embarked upon a faltering peace process which is the focus of this
issue of Accord.

In exploring the background and issues at the heart of the conflict - the
Abkhaz demand for sovereignty and why Georgia refuses to grant it - Accord
7 provides a unique insight into a political stalemate and points towards
possible avenues out of the deadlock. Writers from both Georgia and
Abkhazia analyse the obstacles and the opportunities of the negotiations
process. International authors look critically at interventions from the
United Nations and the Russian Federation and at civic peace initiatives.

This issue of Accord illustrates the challenges faced by divided
communities in the search for peace when parties are unable to move beyond
grievance and insecurity.

Contents include:

Key texts
The roots of the conflict by Bruno Coppieters
Georgian perspectives by Ghia Nodia
The Abkhaz perspective by Liana Kvarchelia
The role of the UN by Neil MacFarlane
Russia's role by Dmitri Danilov
Civic initiatives by Susan Allen Nan
Displacement and return by Greg Hansen
Chronology, profiles of the key actors and suggestions for further reading

To order contact:

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A Russian language edition of this publication will be available shortly.
To receive a copy, please contact Conciliation Resources.

Accord: An International Review of Peace Initiatives is published by
Conciliation Resources. Each issue provides accessible analysis and
comparative examples from a specific peace process. The series forms a
valuable resource for anyone seeking to transform armed conflict into a
just and lasting peace.

Annual subscription £30.00 / $55.00.(3 issues).
Available from: accord(a)c-r.org or use the order form on the
Conciliation Resources website at www.c-r.org/accord/

Conciliation Resources (CR) was established in 1994 to provide an
international service to local organizations pursuing peacebuilding or
conflict transformation initiatives. CR's principal objective is to support
activities of people and groups working at community and national levels in
preventing or transforming violent conflicts into opportunities for social,
political and economic development based on more just relationships.

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PUBL.- Towards the Control of Oil Resources in the Caspian Region

Posted by: Mehdi Amineh <amineh(a)pscw.uva.nl>
Posted: 15 Sep 1999


PUBLICATION - Towards the Control of Oil Resources in the Caspian Region

Amineh, Mehdi Parvizi (1999), Towards the Control of Oil Resources in the
Caspian Region, (Hamburg): LIT-Verlag, ISBN 3-8258-4327-0.
Amineh, Mehdi Parvizi (1999), Towards the Control of Oil Resources in the
Caspian Region, (New York): St. Martin's Press, ISBN 0-312-22863-5.

Table of Contents:

Introduction
I. Globalisation and Central Asia and Caucasus
II. Energy Resources and the Global Market
III. Central Asian Politics & Economy: a Historical Background
IV. Regional Oil/Gas Resources and Political Actors (I)
V. Regional Oil/Gas Resources and Political Actors (II)
VI. The Caspian Legal Regime Dispute
VII. Central Asian and Caucasian Oil Politics
VIII.Transnational Energy Export Routes
IX. Prospects for Geo-Politics of the Caspian Region
Conclusion

This book provides an introduction to the current struggle for control of
the energy reserves in the Caspian region (Russia, Iran, Turkmenistan,
Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan). An intense competition has arisen between the
following various actors for control of these energy reserves: the advanced
industrialised countries (especially the United States, and Europe) and
their backed Transnational Corporations on the one hand, and the main
regional powers (Russia, Turkey, Iran, and also China and Pakistan) on the
other. This struggle is a characteristic of the post-Cold War competition
for the control and security of the most needed natural resources, oil and
gas, which are concentrated in only a few regions in the world. This makes
the Caspian region to one of the most important geo-political areas in the
post-Cold War era.

The question of the routes for exporting oil and gas from this land-locked
area is central to the export of the Caspian energy resources. It evolves
around various conflicts between the different forces involved in the
Central Asian and the Caucasian regions. For example: ethnic conflicts such
as the war in Nagorno-Karabakh, in Chechnya, the PKK issue in Turkey or the
Taliban rule in Afghanistan. At the same time, however other problems such
as lack of infrastructure and technology and finding a solution for the
Caspian's legal regime could be obstacles for the possible construction of
pipelines. Further, the United States does not want Iran to become a
dominant power in the region and therefore would reject any route passing
through this country. Turkey would like any outlets to run through its own
country. The pipeline through Russia up until now is the only existing
pipeline structure for the transportation of energy resources from the
Caspian region. Therefore Russia has a strong interest in and influence
over any alternative route being discussed. At the same time the United
States want to prevent Russia from regaining domination over the former
southern republics of Central Asia and Caucasus once ruled by the Soviet
Union. By analysing these and other important aspects, this book helps us
understand how they contribute to the problematic of conflict and
co-operation around the energy resources in the Caspian region.

This introductory book is written to meet the needs of undergraduate
students interested in post-Soviet politics in Central Asia and Caucasus and
is suitable for the general public interested in the contemporary politics
of this area.
Dr. Mehdi Parivizi Amineh is researcher and lecturer at:
The Research Centre for International Political Economy (RECIPE)
Department of Political Science
University of Amsterdam
O.Z. Achterburgwal 237
1012 DL Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Fax: (31) 20 525 2086
Tel: (31) 20 525 2175
amineh(a)pscw.uva.nl

PUBLICATION- Turkey [bibliography], Cigdem Balim-Harding

Posted by: Cigdem Balim <cb(a)nessie.mcc.ac.uk>
Posted: 14 Sep 1999


PUBLICATION- Turkey [bibliography], Cigdem Balim-Harding

TURKEY
Revised Edition

Cigdem Balim-Harding

This annotated bibliography fully updates the original edition, published in
1982 and covers all aspects of the country, from its prehistory and Seljuk
and Ottoman past to its contemporary politics, culture and arts. This volume
will be an indispensable guide to students, researchers, librarians and
general readers alike.

Situated between two continents, and forming a gateway between the most
volatile regions of the world, the secular Turkish Republic emerged in 1923
as the successor to the Ottoman Empire. Its people have strong historical,
ethnic and religious ties not only with the Balkans, the Middle East, the
Caucasus and the Mediterranean, but also with the Turkic and Muslim
communities of Central Asia. Outside Turkey, Turkish nationals form one of
Europe's major ethnic minorities and there are Turkish-speaking ethnic
communities in the Balkans, Cyprus and the Middle East. Turkey is a diverse
country with a young and sizeable population of around 65 million, and
'dynamism' is probably its most important feature. A young republic with an
old history, Turkey is also a diverse and complex country in terms of its
social composition, culture, politics and economy. Since the 1970s, Turkey
has been deeply influenced by rapid social mobilization, ethnic strife, the
end of the Cold War, and the European Union's refusal to accept it as a full
member. With its rapidly developing financial markets, its energetic
entrepreneurial class, its developing industrial base and its fast-growing
communications, Turkey continues to play its part in general Western defence
strategy while forging a stronger regional role in the Middle East and the
Caucasus.

About the author

Cigdem Balim-Harding, who has worked in a number of Turkish universities,
has been a lecturer in Turkish Studies at the University of Manchester since
1988, and the Coordinator of the Research Group on Central Asia and the
Caucasus. She received her PhD from the University of Washington, has
represented Turkey at various international platforms (the UN, UNESCO and
OECD), and has co-edited, and contributed to, books on Turkish culture,
women, language, literature and the Encyclopaedia of Islam.

350pp * 1434 entries * 1-85109-295-1 * July 1999 * GBP 37.00
World Bibliographical Series: Volume 27
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BOOK SERIES- Postcommunist States and Nations

Posted by: Gerard Greenway <gerard.greenway(a)gbhap.com>
Posted: 8 Sep 1999


BOOK SERIES- Postcommunist States and Nations

Published by Harwood Academic Publishers

The first four books in this series were published in May. They are:

Belarus: a denationalized nation - David R. Marples
Poland: the conquest of history - George Sanford
Kyrgyzstan: central asia's island of democracy? - John Anderson
Armenia: at the crossroads - Joseph R. Masih & Robert O. Krikorian

FOR A LEAFLET advertising the four books, please EMAIL ME YOUR MATERIAL
ADDRESS and we will mail one out to you.

A little more on the series...

"Provides compact analytical surveys of developments in the countries of
Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union since the end of the Cold War.
Each book follows a common four- or five-part structure, covering
historical background, politics and political prospects, economics and
economic outlook, and international relations. The common format makes the
series very useful for comparative study. Volumes are furnished with
glossaries, bibliographies, and chronologies. This comprehensive series of
incisive studies will prove a valuable resource for students and
researchers." Books are on average 50--60,000 words.

Next four books for publication...

Uzbekistan: transition to authoritarianism on the silk road - Neil J. Melvin
Czech Republic: a nation of velvet - Rick Fawn
Ukraine: change without movement, movement without change - Marta Dyczok
Romania: the unfinished revolution - Steven D. Roper

Contact at Harwood...

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PUBLICATION - Life Along the Silk Road, Susan Whitfield

Posted by: John Murray Publishers <johnmurray.genmark(a)dial.pipex.com>
Posted: 31 Aug 1999


PUBLICATION - Life Along the Silk Road, Susan Whitfield

Based on contemporary sources and using first-hand accounts wherever
possible, Life Along the Silk Road brings alive the now ruined and
sand-covered desert towns and their inhabitants.

In the first 1,000 year after Christ, merchants, missionaries, monks,
mendicants and military men travelled on the vast network of Central
Asian tracks that became known as the Silk Road. Linking Europe,
India and the Far East, the route passed through many countries and
many settlements, from the splendid city of Samarkand to tiny desert
hamlets. Sogdian merchants traded in Baltic amber, lapis from
Afghanistan, silk from China and wool from the Mongolian steppes;
itinerant Buddhist monks, Persian Manichaean priests, Zoroastrians,
and Nestorian Christians sought converts among the desert settlers;
storytellers, acrobats, musicians, dancers, courtesans, diviners,
peddlers and miracle-workers offered their wares in the marketplaces
and temple fairs.

This book recounts the lives of some of these people and the Central
Asian towns in which they lived from the eighth to the tenth centuries:
Kumtugh, an Uighur nomad from the Dzhungarian basin accompanying a herd
of steppe ponies for sale to the Chinese state; widow Ah-long, wife
of a prosperous merchant accustomed to dispensing largesse to the
Buddhist church yet reduced to near poverty after her husband's
death and forced to resort to law - and charity - to survive; and
the Chinese princess sent as part of a diplomatic deal to marry a
Turkic kaghan.

SUSAN WHITFIELD runs the International Dunhuang Project at the British
Library, providing Internet access to thousands of pre-eleventh
century Silk Road manuscripts now in collections worldwide. She has
written several books and articles on China, including Chin: A
Literary Companion, and visits there regularly.

ISBN 0 7195 5757 7
288 pages 16 pp color and line illustrations
£19.99 (Post free in UK/ overseas add £5 per copy)
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John Murray Publishers Ltd.
Send to John Murray Publishers, 50 Albemarle St., London W1X 4BD
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PUBLICATION- International Journal of Central Asian Studies, Vol. 3

Posted by: Central Asian Studies <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 30 Aug 1999


PUBLICATION- International Journal of Central Asian Studies, Vol. 3

This journal is an international periodical for languages, literature,
history, culture, society and archaeology of the Central Asia which
comprises of the Altaic World and its vicinity, i.e., Turkey, Hungary,
Caucasus, the Soviet Central Asia, Siberia, Eastern Turkistan, Tibet,
Mongolia, Manchu, Korean Peninsula and Japan, etc. The journal is focusing
on the Altaic World, encouraging comparative studies among the Altaic
peoples as well as between the Altaic civilization and the other
neighbouring civilizations, i.e., Chinese, India, Uralic, Arab, and so on.
English and German are preferred for the language for the journal, but in
some particular cases Russian and Turkish are acceptable too.

The journal is published by Institute of Asian Culture and Development
(IACD). IACD is a non-governmental organization, established in 1983 for
the purpose of boosting academic and cultural exchanges among researchers
and academicians of the Asian countries. Board members of the institute
consists of prominent experts, scholars and presidents of universities in
Korea.


CONTENTS, Volume 3, 1998

H. B. Paksoy, Nationality or Religion?: Views of Central Asian Islam

Frederik Kortlandt, Are Mongolian and Tungus genetically related?

Valeriy S. Khan, The Korean Minority in Central Asia: National Revival and
Problem of Identity

Choi Han-Woo, Jung Keun-Sik, Woo Duck-Chan, Social Change and National
Problem in Central Asia

Elena Sullivan, Zagadki diademy: Iz istorii iuvelirnogo iskusstva
Tadzhikistana: Po dorogam velikogo Shelkogo puti

Rafis Abazov, Political Islam in Central Asia: Leaving Political Scene or
Gathering Momentum

Kim Hyo-Joung, Ozbek tilida soz yasovchi affikslar

Gyula Henkey, Izabella Horvath, Physical Anthropological Field Report and
Comparative Research Results on the Kazaks and Kirghiz from the
Peoples Republic of China

Esther Jacobson, The Recreation of landscape settings in Petroglyphs of
Northern Central Asia (and reflections, again, on the sources of
Chinese landscape representation)


For further details on subscription, contact:

Address: IACD, C.P.O. Box 180, Seoul 100-601, Korea
Email: iacd(a)chollian.net
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Contributions and Editorial Correspondence

Send articles submissions to the Editorial Office. Articles submitted to
the journal should not be, or have been, submitted elsewhere.

For further details, contact the journal's editorial office or visit the
website:

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PUBLICATION- Central Asia Monitor No. 4, 1999

Posted by: David Nalle <DavidN5512(a)aol.com>
Posted: 24 Aug 1999


PUBLICATION- Central Asia Monitor No. 4, 1999

Table of Contents

 * A Field Report on Economic Transition: Lifestyle Changes in
   a Village of Northern Kyrgyzstan, by Setsuko Yoshida
 * Conscripting a Constituency of Charter Citizens in the
   Central Asian Republics and the Problem of Incident
   Statelessness, by George Ginsburgs
 * Between Paris and the Taliban, by Moukhabbat Khodjibaeva
 * PUBLICATION: The Challenge of Regional Cooperation in Central Asia,
   by Anara Tabyshalieva. Review by David Nalle
 * CENTRAL ASIA IN THE 1990s. An annotated bibliography,
   prepared by Edward A. Allworth
 * The Uighur Turks of Central Asia, by Sultan Mahmut Kasgarli
 * News and Comments

The MONITOR is a non-profit, bimonthly magazine supported by subscriptions
at $60 for individuals, $96 for institutions (six issues). Add $24 for
overseas airmail. Address: 560 Herrick Road, Benson, VT 05743. More
information and selected articles at http://www.chalidze.com

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PUBL.- ESCAS Newsletter, June 1999, European Soc. for Central Asian Studies

Posted by: Birgit Schlyter <Birgit.Schlyter(a)orient.su.se>
Posted: 24 Aug 1999


PUBLICATION - ESCAS Newsletter, June 1999, European Soc. for Central Asian Studies

ESCAS Newsletter, No. 1, June 1999

European Society for Central Asian Studies

Contents of Issue No. 1:

>From the Editor
The ESCAS Board
An ESCAS VI Trip to Venice
Future Conferences
European Centers of Central Asian Studies
Research Report: South Korean Engagement in Central Asia
New Publications

Editor:

Birgit N. Schlyter
Institute of Oriental Languages
Forum for Central Asian Studies
Stockholm University
Kräftriket 4
S-106 91 Stockholm
Sweden
Fax: +46-8-15 54 64
E-mail: focas(a)orient.su.se
Website: http://www.orient.su.se/scas/focas/focas.htm

Questions and remarks as well as manuscripts for the ESCAS Newsletter
should be forwarded to any of the addresses above.

ESCAS members are encouraged to subbmit materials for subsequent issues.
The deadline for ESCAS Newsletter No. 2 is 1 December 1999.

For information on how to become a member, see the ESCAS website:
http://www.let.ruu.nl/~escas/home.htm

Or contact the ESCAS Secretary at:

ESCAS
Department of Oriental Studies
Utrecht University
Drift 15, 3512 BR Utrecht
The Netherlands

Tel.: +31 30 253 61 32
Fax: +31 30 253 61 38
From ???(a)??? Tue Aug 24 10:36:19 1999

PUBL.- Return to the Silk Routes: Current Scandinavian Research on Cent. ASia

Posted by: Birgit Schlyter <Birgit.Schlyter(a)orient.su.se>
Posted: 24 Aug 1999


PUBLICATION - Return to the Silk Routes: Current Scandinavian Research on Central. Asia

Juntunen, Mirja and Birgit N. Schlyter (eds), Return to the Silk Routes:
Current Scandinavian Research on Central Asia. London: Kegan Paul Int.,
1999. 189 pp., £45.00/$76.50, ISBN 0-7103-0608-3.

Contents:

Introduction
Mirja Juntunen & Birgit N. Schlyter

Central Asia Research - A Background
Central Asian Studies in an International Context: John Schoeberlein
Nordic Central Asian Studies in a Historical Perspective: Bo Utas

Political Aspects
Russia and Post-Soviet Central Asia: Reintegration Ahead? Bo Petersson
Cooperation and Economic Integration in Central Asia: Ewa Chylinski
Democracy Versus Stability in Kazakstan: Marianne Oehlers
War and Change in Afghanistan: Kristian Berg Harpviken

Archaeology
Chinese Excavations at Turfan: Susanne Juhl
The Sino-Swedish Expedition to Yar Tonguz in 1994: Staffan Rosen

Religion and Language
Superscribing the Hegemonic Image of Chinggis Khan in the "Erdeni Neretu
Sudur": Johan Elverskog
"They Only Weep ...": Stories about Tibetan Travellers to the Other
World: Per-Arne Berglie
Turkic Influence on Mongolian: Maria Magdolna Tatar
The Mongolian Vowel System: Vivian Franzen & Jan-Olof Svantesson

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PUBLICATION- CEMOTI 24: "Metropoles et metropolisation"

Posted by: Semih Vaner <semih.vaner(a)ceri.sciences-po.fr>
Posted: 18 Aug 1999


PUBLICATION- CEMOTI 24: "Metropoles et metropolisation"

"Metropoles et metropolisation", Cahiers d'etudes sur la Mediterranee
orientale et le monde turco-iranien, (CEMOTI), No. 24, July-December 1997,
320 p.

Table of Contents:

* Introduction: d'Athenes a Tachkent, metropoles et espaces metropolises
(Marcel Bazin)

* Penser la ville: un imperatif sous toutes les latitudes (Jacques Levy)

* Athenes: une metropole contemporaine exemplaire? (Guy Burgel)

* Salonique, entre provincialisme et cosmopolitisme (Georges Prevelakis)

* Municipalites metropolitaines et municipalites d'arrondissement en Turquie
(Yeseren Elicin-Arikan)

* Istanbul, metropole inconnue (Stephane Yerasimos)

* Aux marges de la metropole stambouliote: les quartiers nord de
Gaziosmanpasa, entre varos et Batikent (Jean-Francois Perouse)

* L'emergence des banlieues de Teheran (Bernard Hourcade)

* Immigration et construction identitaire en milieu peri-urbain a
Teheran: Eslam-Shahr (Nouchine Yavari d'Hellencourt)

* Bakou, Erevan, Tbilissi: alliees, concurrentes ou ennemies? (Jean Radvanyi)

* Tachkent: metropole de l'Asie centrale? (Daniel Balland)

* La turcite allemande: les difficultes d'une nouvelle construction
identitaire (Nikola Tietze)

* Champ libre: "La combinatoire des forces nationalistes en Turquie:
democratie islamique ou criminalisation du communautarisme?"
(Jean-Francois Bayart); "Le retour des refugies iraniens: une experience
inachevee"; "Republique islamique et communautarisme: les Armeniens d'Iran"
(Nairi Nahapetian)

* Chronique artistique: "Tachkent, rendez-vous international d'Asie
centrale" (Yves Thoraval)

* Chronique bibliographique: "L'Europe balkanique de 1945 a nos jours"
(Xavier Bougarel)


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PUBLICATION- Soros Forced Migration Project Books on Central Asia Region

Posted by: Justin Burke <JBurke(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 17 Aug 1999


PUBLICATION- Soros Forced Migration Project Books on Central Asia Region

The following titles published by the Soros Foundation's Forced Migration
Project are available online at the Soros Foundation website:
http://www.soros.org/migrate.html

A limited number of hard copies are available for each publication.

- Meskhetian Turks: Solutions and Human Security (1998)
- Tajikistan: Refugee Repatriation and Conflict Prevention (1998)
- Kazakstan: Forced Migration and Nation Building (1998)
- Coping With Conflict: A Guide to the Work of Local NGOs in the North
Caucasus (1998)
- Protecting Eurasia's Dispossessed: A Guide for NGOs (1996)
- Crimean Tatars: Repatriation and Conflict Prevention (1996)
- Forced Migration: Repatriation in Georgia (1995)

PUBLICATION- Carfax Journals Contents Via E-mail: Central Asian Survey et al

Posted by: Emma Peat <emmap(a)carfax.co.uk>
Posted: 6 Aug 1999


PUBLICATION- Carfax Journals Contents Via E-mail: Central Asian Survey et al

Carfax Publishing Limited currently publishes over 240 academic
peer-reviewed journals across a variety of disciplines. In response to the
changing needs of the academic community, we are using the Internet actively
to disseminate information about journals in advance of publication.

SARA - Scholarly Articles Research Alerting, is a special new e-mail service
designed to deliver tables of contents, for any available journal, to anyone
who has requested the information. This service is completely free of charge.

All you need to do is register, following the guidelines under "How to
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For each of your choices, you will receive the relevant bibliographic
information: journal title, volume/issue number and the ISSN. You will also
receive full contents details, names of authors and the appropriate page
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This will give you advance notice of what is being published, making it
easier for you to retrieve the exact information you require from the hard
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PUBLICATIONS- New Titles from Eurasia Program, Royal Inst. for Int'l Affairs

 Rachel Jenkins <rjenkins(a)riia.org>
Posted: 6 Aug 1999


PUBLICATIONS- New Titles from Eurasia Program, Royal Inst. for Int'l Affairs

Russia & Eurasia Programme
Royal Institute of International Affairs
New Publications

Central Asian and Caucasian Prospects Project

Western Engagement in the Caucasus and Central Asia
Neil MacFarlane - CACP Paper, July 1999, £12.50 ISBN 1862030790

This paper analyses Western political and economic engagement in the
Caucasus and Central Asia and explores the issue of how such involvement
shaped developments in the countries of the region in terms of their
internal politics, their values and the orientations they assumed. The
extent to which western engagement has influenced economic and security
policy-making in the region is also addressed.

Central Asia Turns South? Trade Relations in Transition
Richard Pomfret - CACP Paper, July 1999, £12.50 ISBN 1862030847

The author examines the trade relations of the Central Asian states with
Azerbaijan, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. He assesses the Soviet
economic and trade legacy in the region as well as the relevant physical
infrastructure. He analyses the policy environment, outlines trade patterns,
and assesses the prospects for greater regional integration.

The North Caucasus Russia"s Fragile Borderland
Anna Matveeva - CACP Paper July 1999, £12.50 ISBN 1862030626

This paper analyses the political and economic development of the ethnic
republics of the North Caucasus in post-communist Russia and the prospects
for greater stability in the region, including the resolution of existing
conflicts. It assesses the main dilemmas for regional leaders and their
policy responses.

Other CACP Papers to be published later in the year include:

Central Asia and China by Martha Brill Olcott
Tajikistan: Disintegration or Reconciliation? by Shirin Akiner

Other Publications

The New Caucasus Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia
Edmund Herzig - Chatham House Paper, Pinter/Cassell, May 1999 (hbk)
£27.50 ISBN 1855675528 (pbk) £11.99 ISBN 1855675536

The volume assesses the political and economic development of Armenia,
Azerbaijan and Georgia since independence, and analyses the dynamics and
trends that are shaping the region's near- to medium-term future. It focuses
on the dynamics of political stability and instability, on the region's
unresolved conflicts and on the prospects for sustained economic growth.
Special consideration is given to the interplay of internal and external
factors and to the prospects for regional cooperation.

The Russian Far East Prospects for the New Millennium
Michael Bradshaw - Discussion Paper January 1999, £7.50 ISBN 186203073

This paper examines the recent economic situation in the Russian Far East
and current patterns of foreign trade and investment activity.

Keeping the Peace in the CIS The Evolution of Russian Policy
Lena Jonson - Discussion Paper, July 1999, £7.50 ISBN 1862030545

This paper analyses changes in Russian policy towards the handling of armed
conflicts in the CIS region, discusses the lessons offered by this
experience and assesses the prospects for future Russian peacekeeping
operations.

Russian Peacekeeping Strategies in the CIS The Cases of Moldova, Georgia and
Tajikistan
Dov Lynch - RIIA/Macmillan, August 1999, £42.50 (hbk) ISBN 0333744756

Peacekeeping operations have played an important role in Russian foreign and
security policy towards the CIS region since 1992. This book examines the
role of these operations in Russian strategies to maintain influence in
these states. It reveals the dilemmas that Russia has faced in using
peacekeeping as an instrument of state policy, and explores the prospects
for a long-term Russian withdrawal from the conflict zones involved.

All titles are available in the UK through Plymbridge Distributors Ltd,
Plymbridge House, Estover Road, Plymouth, Devon PL6 7PZ Tel 44 1752 202301
Fax 44 1752 202 333

All titles in the CACP series are also available in North America from the
Brookings Institution Press, Dept. 029, Washington, Washington DC 20042-0029
USA, Tel 800-275-1447 Fax 202-797-6004 Attn. Order department

For further information on the work of the Russia & Eurasia Programme,
please contact:

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Royal Institute of International Affairs
Chatham House
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London SW1Y 4LE United Kingdom
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Email: rjenkins(a)riia.org

PUBLICATIONS/COMMERCIAL- Bulak Information Agency and Bookstore

Posted by: Bulak Bilgi Hiz. Nesriyat A.S. <bulak(a)bulak.com.tr>
Posted: 6 Aug 1999


PUBLICATIONS/COMMERCIAL- Bulak Information Agency and Bookstore

If you are interested in books, periodicals, audio-visual materials, and
bibliographic citations in Turkish in the fields of Turkology, social
sciences, humanities, art and culture, please visit the Bulak Online
Bookstore:
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Recent titles include:

- Turk Dilinin Etimolojik Sozlugu
- Oguzlar
- Turk Devletleri Tarihinde Sahis Adlari
- Turklerin Kokleri


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CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- Transitions Online Special Central Asia Issue

Posted by: Julia Gray <grayj(a)ijt.cz>
Posted: 2 Aug 1999


CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- Transitions Online Special Central Asia Issue

Transitions Online (http://www.transitions-online.org), an Internet
magazine that covers Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet
Union, is seeking to augment its coverage of Central Asia.

Our August issue focused on the effects of the war in Yugoslavia on
countries throughout the region. In preparation for our September issue,
we're assembling a group of articles focused on simmering conflicts
throughout the region. We are specifically seeking journalists from the
region who would be interested in writing about Abkhazia/Georgia,
Nagorno-Karabakh, and Tajikistan. Writers must be prepared to do firsthand
interviews and to take an objective stance on the conflicts.

The deadline for completion of pieces would be in mid-August. Please
contact <grayj(a)ijt.cz> immediately for further details.

Julia Gray
Managing Editor
Transitions Online
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PUBLICATION- Azerbaijan International Magazine, Special Issue on Art

Posted by: Azerbaijan International <ai(a)artnet.net>
Posted: 1 Aug 1999


PUBLICATION- Azerbaijan International Magazine, Special Issue on Art

Here's the latest news about Azerbaijan International magazine!

1. The Summer issue of Azerbaijan International is now on the WEB.
Check it out at: <http://azer.com>
It's called "Colors of the Century - An Artistic Perspective".

You'll find nearly a hundred samples of contemporary art and numerous
articles that describe the dissident movement of the 1970s and 80s. This
issue of our magazine is the largest we have ever produced! The printed
version is 124 pages of full color. If you don't have a subscription to our
magazine but would like this single issue, you can order it on the AUGUST
SALE at http://azer.com/aiweb/categories/subscription/subscription.html

2. Azerbaijan International has been published since 1993. There are now 25
issues on line available for reference. You can choose to see the contents
by clicking on any cover at:
http://www.azer.com/aiweb/categories/magazine/magazine_index/magarticles.html

3. A SEARCH ENGINE is available for your convenience. It's a little slow
but quite thorough as it has to scan nearly a thousand articles.

3. Check out our STORE for a very special AUGUST ONLY SALE!
http://azer.com/aiweb/categories/store/store.html
You'll find our regular items available with a substantial discount including:

Subscriptions
Back issues
Dictionaries
Photo album - "Azerbaijan - Land of Fire"
CDs - "Classical Music of Azerbaijan"
And more!

4. Our ART GALLERY featuring 80-90 Azerbaijani artists will be up later
this summer. Some more artists are now included in the sample.
http://azgallery.org/artgallery/artgallery_text/artists.html

More than 1,000 samples of art will be exhibited. This is a service free to
the artists to promote Azerbaijani art in the international community.

5. Of course, we have MUSIC for your listening pleasure.

Check out SKRUK, the Norwegian Choir, which sings along with Azerbaijani
contemporary singer, Brilliant and Ilgar Muradov. It's a rare combination
of Norwegian and Azerbaijani languages together -marvelous arrangements
based on Azerbaijani folk songs.

http://azer.com/aiweb/categories/music/AudioPages/FolkMusic/folkmusic.html

The SKRUK CDs are available now at our Store:
http://azer.com/AIWeb/Categories/Store/store.html

Have a safe and relaxing AUGUST!

Betty Blair
Editor

P.S. We're now working on the Autumn 1999 issue of our magazine called
"Eyewitness to the Century" - a unique historical glimpse of contemporary
events that have shaped our times. It should be out in September.

PP.S. If you'd prefer not to receive further notices, please let us know.


Azerbaijan International
Box 5217
Sherman Oaks, CA 91413

Tel: 818-785-0077
Fax: 818-997-7337
e-mail: ai(a)artnet.net
WEB: http://azer.com

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