The Silent Steppe: The Memoir of a Kazakh Nomad Under Stalin

This is a first hand account of the genocide of the Kazakh nomads in the 1920s and 30s Nominally Muslim, the Kazakhs and their culture owed as much to shamanism and paganism as they did to Islam Their ancient traditions and economy depended on the breeding and herding of stock across the vast

Inside Central Asia: A political and cultural history of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Iran

The former Soviet republics of Central Asia comprise a sprawling, politically pivotal, densely populated, and richly cultured area of the world that is nonetheless poorly represented in libraries and mainstream media Since their political incorporation in Stalin s Soviet era, these countries have