Books published within the last 12 months
The Archaeology and Art of Central Asia / Studies from the Former Soviet Union
from the Asia Institute
Collection of essays edited by B. A. Litvinski and C. A. Bromberg
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Did Marco Polo Go To China?
by Frances Wood
An investigation into the background and veracity of
Felsbildstation Shatial, Die
by G. Fussman and D. Koenig with contributions by O. von Hinueber, T.O. Hoellmann, K. Jettmar and N. Sims-Williams in collaboration with M. Bemmann.
The petroglyph art of Shatial, which lies 60 kilometers west of Chilas in the upper Indus valley of Pakistan including more than 550 Sogdian and over 400 Brahmi inscriptions.
Heritage of Central Asia from Antiquity to the Turkish Expansion, The
by Richard Nelson Frye
Introductory investigation into history and research problems in ancient and medieval Central Asia.
History of Civilizations of Central Asia / The crossroads of civilizations: A.D. 250 to 750
Essay collection edited by Sandra Olsen.
Horses Through Time
by the Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Essays on the interplay between humans and horses going back to paleontological times.
Hundred Thousand Fools of God, The: Musical Travels in Central Asia (and Queens, New York)
by Theodore Levin
Ethnomusicology and anthropology in Islamic and Jewish centers of Central Asia including Tashkent, Bukhara, Khorezm, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan (with accompanying CD).
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The Kyrgyz and Their Reed Screens
by John L. Sommer
History and development of Kyrgyz reed screens.
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Petroglyphs of Central Asia
by Vladimir D. Kubarev and Esther Jacobson
One of the most important sites in the Altay Mountains of South Siberia with approximately 2000 rock images, 20 pages of commentary, 13 photographic plates, 45 pages of catalogue and 210 plates of original drawings.
Samarkand : a novel
by Amin Maalouf
Historical novel centered around the life of philosopher Omar Khayyam and events in Persia around the turn of the century.
Xuanzang : a Buddhist pilgrim on the Silk Road
by Sally Hovey Wriggins
History and arts on the China-India route.