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1Title: Atlas of Central Asia Artistic Crafts and Trades.

Vol. I. Uzbekistan

Authors: Khakimov A., Akilova K, Alieva S.

Publisher: Sharq

Language: English

Date: 1999

Number of pages: 223

Route: Overland

Era: the 19-20th centuries

Countries: Uzbekistan

Key words: Uzbek folk artisanship, ethnography, traditional crafts, history of development, current state, 19-20th centuries

The publication reflects the history of development and the current state of affairs in Uzbek folk artisanship. On the basis of great ethnographic and archive material, the authors give an account of such traditional crafts, as pottery, brass embossing, jewellery, woodcarving, wooden utensils production, alabaster carving, mural painting, papier-mache painting and others. Great attention has been paid to the production of national music instruments, carpets, decoration materials, leather goods and knives. The book contains a detailed analysis of decorative embroidery with gilded laces, one of the most striking examples of Uzbek folk art. The book is written in English and is well illustrated with color and b/w photos of today as well as of the 19-20th centuries. This publication is the first volume in a series devoted to folk arts and crafts of Central Asian people.

 

2Title: The Cities and Routes of the Great Silk Road

Authors: Buryakov Yu.F. Baipakov K.M.

Publisher: Sharq

Language: English

Date: 1999

Number of pages: 128

Route: Overland

Era: Ancient-Medieval

Countries: Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Key words: the Great Silk Road, routes, towns, urban culture, historical, archaeological and topographic data, passes and crossroads, caravanserais

The book is focused on the cities and urban culture on  the routes of the Great Silk Road (GSR). A particular attention is paid to the GSR routes within the Central Asian region. Relying on historical, archaeological and topographic data, the authors have attempted to localize ancient and medieval cities and to verify new data with medieval written sources. Among other issues the publication is focused upon, are: location of mountain        passes and crossroads, architectural features and inner topography of caravanserais. The book will be of interest to all those interested in the history of GSR and culture of Central Asian people.

 

3Title: Sogdian Palace of  Ikhshids in Afrasiab

Author: Akhunbabaev Kh.G.

Publisher: Saraton-Khamar

Language: Russian

Date: 1999

Number of pages: 111

Route: Overland

Era: the 7-8th centuries

Countries: Uzbekistan

Key words: Afrasiab, Samarkand, early Middle Ages, archaeological research, stratigraphy of cultural layers, socio-topographic structure of architectural remains, numismatics, religious cult

The publication is devoted to the results of a long archaeological research on the Afrasiab site (ancient Samarkand) conducted in the 1980s. Excavations enabled the author to identify the stratigraphy of cultural layers in the central part of the site, to clarify historical data, as well as socio-topographic structure of  architectural remains of the early Middle Ages. The author identified the time of creation of unique mural paintings, and analyzed new numismatic material and the material on ideology and religious cults of early medieval Samarkand.

 

4Title: Largest Sufi Brotherhoods of Central Asia

Author: Arif Usman

Publisher: Saraton-Khamar

Language: Russian

Date: 1999

Route: Overland

Era: the Middle Ages

Countries: Iran, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Turkey

Key words: Sufism, Middle Ages, Sheikh, Hamadani, Nakshbandi, Yassavi, Kubra

The book describes the greatest Muslim spiritual movement, Sufism, born in the Middle Ages, which representatives, Sufi, lived in isolated places far from the agitated world. Sufism was based on the concept of spiritual understanding of Allah, the idea of limitless love of God. This movement, tassavuf, has various branches and schools, which are described in detail. The book touches upon the teachings of such great Sufi as Sheikh Yusuf Hamadani, Bahouddin Nakhshband, Hoja Ahmed Yassavi, Hakim Ata, Zangi Ata Himmati, Sheikh Najmeddin Kubra, Yunus Emre and others.

 

5Title: Atlas of CentralAsian artistic crafts and trades V.2 Kazakhstan

Authors: Baypakov K., Kukashev

Publisher: Publishing house of Medical literature, Tashkent

Language: English

Date: 2001

Number of pages: 159

ISBN: 5638021728

Route: Overland

Era: the 19-20th centuries

Countries: Kazakhstan

Key words: Kazakh folk artisanship, ethnography, traditional crafts, history of development, current state, 19-20th centuries

The book reflects the history of development of Kazakh artisanship. In the first part, great attention is paid to the genesis and the ancient history of crafts and folk art on the territory of Kazakhstan. Analyzing archaeological material the authors try to identify the sources of unique art, that combines traits typical to sedentary and nomadic cultures. Unique finds of pottery, bronze, silver and gold jewellery are carefully examined and interpreted from the viewpoint of development of the steppe and oasis cultures of Kazakhstan. The second part of the book covers such Kazakh crafts as processing of and the production of goods made of leather, wood, ivory, stone, metal in the 19th – 20th centuries. The third part of  the book is devoted to the current state of affairs in Kazakh artisanship. Rich ethnographic material has enabled the authors  to identify centres and schools of folk art and crafts. The language of the publication is accessible to non-specialists and the book is well illustrated with color and b/w photos as well as maps as well as of  the 19-20th centuries. This publication is the first volume in a series devoted to folk arts and crafts of Central Asian people.

 

6Title: Religious and spiritual monuments of Central Asia

Author: Khashimov M.

Language: Russian

Date: 2001

Route: Overland

Era: the Middle Ages

Countries: Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan

Key words: religious and spiritual monuments, Central Asia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Samarkand

The book summarizes material available in written sources regarding religious and spiritual Monuments of Central Asia. Most fully covered are the monuments of Uzbekistan and Southern Kazakhstan, in particular those of Samarkand. The book presents two maps: “Religious and         spiritual monuments of Central Asia” and  “Religious and spiritual monuments of Samarkand”. The book also uses author’s own field materials, gathered on the territory of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan.

 

7Title: Petroglyphs of Central Asia

Authors: Tashbayeva K., Ranov V.

Publisher: Bishkek

Language: English

Date: 2001

Number of pages: 219

ISBN: 9967207760

Route: Overland

Era: Antiquity

Countries: Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan

Key words: petroglyphs, ancient spiritual and material culture, Central Asia, style and technique of drawings 

This publication discusses such interesting area of archaeology as rock art (petroglyphs). Rock art is one of the most widespread, interesting and at the same time enigmatic monuments of ancient culture. They are almost omnipresent. Apart from their aesthetic value, they contain rich data on spiritual and material culture, religious concepts and cults, relationship between people and their world. At the same time rock drawings are the only source of research of the roots and development of ancient visual art. This is the first book published in Central Asia that contains the main data on the most important collections of rock drawing in the whole region. It discusses the time of their creation, and interprets a lot of interesting themes and subjects. The book is well-illustrated. All this enables researches and those who are interested in rock art to examine various drawings and to track differences and common features of the rock drawings of mountainous Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan as well as of Kazakh and Uzbek steppes. One can compare the style and the technique of these drawings, scattered around the diverse landscape of Central Asia.

 

8Title: Atlas of Central Asian artistic crafts and trades, Vol. 3– Kyrgyzstan

Author: Japarov A., Sulaimanov E., Vedutova

Language: English

Date: 2002

Number of pages: 175

ISBN: 5638021728

Route: Overland

Era: the 19-20th centuries

Countries: Kyrgystan

Key words: Kyrgyz folk artisanship, ethnography, traditional crafts, history of development, current state, 19-20th centuries

The publication consists of two parts. The first part is focused on the pieces of ancient and medieval art left by the population that occupied the territory of  Kyrgyzstan during the Bronze age and later – by early nomads the Saks and the Usuns, later – by the ancient and later Turks. These are splendid samples of ancient jewellery, made of bronze, gold, ivory, often with intrusions of jewels and precious stones in different welding and other metal processing techniques. There are also arms,        pottery, cult items, different utensils manufactured with great skill and craftsmanship, rising in most cases to the level of art. The second part of the publication focuses on Kyrgyz folk art and crafts, including the unique architectural form of yurt, which was easy to assemble and to use and which was often lavishly decorated. There are also beautiful parts of horse’s reins, bridles, and remarkable pieces of jewellery. 

 

9Title: Proceedings of the International Conference “Civilizations of Nomadic and

Sedentary Peoples of Central Asia”

Language: English-Russian

Date: 2005

Number of pages: 326

ISBN: 9967228687

Route: Overland

Era: the Stone Age

Countries: Central Asia

Key words: nomadic and sedentary civilisations, Stone Age, Middle Ages, Central Asia, traditions, connections, ethno-cultural, economic, political, legal relations

This collection is devoted to problems of interaction between nomadic and sedentary civilizations from the Stone Age period to the present. These articles to base on reports of participants of International conference “Civilizations of Central Asia: sedentary and nomadic peoples. “Traditions and the present”, which was held within the framework of the programme of the IICAS in Samarkand  (Uzbekistan) 25-28 Sept. 2002. The first section of the collection is devoted to study of some archaeological sites of Central Asia and also to problems of a history and traditional connection between sedentary and nomadic peoples from ancient period to invasion of the Arabs and arising Arabian Khalifat. The second section covers the period of the Middle Ages. The third section is devoted to problems ethno-cultural, economic, political, legal and other relations in the past and present.

 

10Title: Maverannahr on the Great Silk Road

Authors:BuryakovYu., Gritsina A.

Language: Russian

Date: 2006

Number of pages: 207

ISBN: 9967234407

Route: Overland

Era: Ancient-Medieval

Countries: Uzbekistan

Key words: Great Silk Road, Maverannahr, Ustrushana, Uzbekistan, Central Asia, ancient, medieval, main routes

This book has information about the history of Great Silk Road and development of the main routes in Maverannahr in the ancient and medieval epoch. The main attention is paid to the territory of Ustrushana, which situated now within Uzbekistan, which was in the “shadow” of its distinguished neighbors – Sogd, Chach, and Fergana. This book intended for specialists-archeologists, historians, teachers,  guides, and for all who interested with ancient and medieval history of Central Asia.

 

11Title: Culture of Nomadic Peoples of Central Asia

Language: English- Russian

Date: 2008

Number of pages: 234

ISBN: 9789943357006

Route: Overland

Era: the Middle Ages

Countries: Central Asia

Key words: Central Asia, Middle Ages, nomadic culture, Huns, Turks, societies, ethnology

The book contains the materials of the International Conference “Culture of Nomadic People of Central Asia” which was organized by IICAS on 22-24, November 2007, Samarkand. The conference was dedicated to memory of the outstanding archeologist A.M. Mandelshtam. Scholars and specialists from Azerbaijan, Iran, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan  took part at the work of the conference. The conference worked in three sections:

  1. The roots of Nomadic culture and earlier nomads of Central Asia.
  2. Huns and Turks of Central Asia.
  3. Culture of the Middle Age societies and ethnology of the people of Central Asia.

 

12Title: Atlas of Central Asia artistic crafts and trades. Vol. IV. Tajikistan

Language: English

Date: 2007

Number of pages: 142

ISBN: 5638021728

Route: Overland

Era: the 19-20th centuries

Countries: Tajikistan

Key words: Tajik folk artisanship, ethnography, traditional crafts, history of development, current state, 19-20th centuries Era

The Аtlas was prepared by the authors from the Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnography of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan. The book is well illustrated and contains rich information about the folk art and crafts of the Tajik people. The publication summarizes the research of a wide range of materials, represented by artifacts of such traditional Tajik crafts as pottery, embossing, jewellery, wood carving, production of wooden and leather vessels, stone and alabaster carving, and decorative painting on alabaster, wood and papier-mache. Particularly well-researched are embroidery items, including gold embroidery which represents one of the best samples of decorative crafts of the Tajik people.

 

13Title: History of writing and manuscripts Uzbekistan’s people

Author: Khabibullaev N.

Publisher: UWED

Language: Russian

Date: 2008

Number of pages: 142

Route: Overland

Era: 8-19th centuries

Countries: Uzbekistan

Key words: written heritage, calligraphy art, paper manufacturing techniques, book production  

The volume addresses pressing questions relating to the written heritage of the people of Uzbekistan, calligraphy art, paper manufacturing techniques and book production. The book is of the major  interest for historians, specialists in museum management, orientalists, calligraphists, restores of hand-written books, high school students and others.

 

Title: Ancient Towns of Ferghana Valley

Publisher: UWED             

Language: Uzbek-English Russian

Date: 2008

Number of pages: 175

ISBN: 9789943357020

Route: Overland

Era: the 1st millennium B.C.E – the first millennium C.E.

Countries: Uzbekistan

Key words: Fergana Valley, Uzbekistan, urban formation, written and archeological materials, the 1st millennium B.C.E – the first millennium C.E.

This monograph reviews the issues of urban formation in the Fergana Valley region of Uzbekistan. It analyzes and summarizes a large number of written and archeological materials obtained during numerous excavations. The authors examine in detail the various processes and phenomena of tangible and common cultural heritage of urban

centers in ancient Fergana Valley in the first millennium B.C.E. – first millennium C.E. The book should be of use to a wide audience of readers and scholars interested in history and culture of this region.

 

14Title: Social life of Central Asian peoples in the first quarter of 20th century: traditions and innovations

Publisher AKT FLEX

Language: Russian

Date: 2009

Number of pages: 167

Route: Overland

Era: early 20th century

Countries: Central Asia

Key words: social and everyday life, Central Asian peoples, early 20th century, historical process, real events

This volume represents the proceedings of the first International conference devoted to social and everyday life of peoples of Central Asia in the first quarter of the 20th century. The authors of this issue focus their attention on the details of real life of the population and offer insights which significantly change our conceptualization of historical processes in the beginning of the 20th century, supplementing them with concrete events and detailed features, that makes a historical palette more lively and having many plans.

 

15Title: Achievements and Perspectives of presentation and management of the natural and cultural heritage of “Sarmishsay

Language: Russian

Date: 2008

Number of pages: 160

Route: Overland

Era: Antique

Countries: Uzbekistan

Key words: Sarmishsay,   carvings, management of natural and cultural heritage, conservation, archaeological excavations, geological and zoo-geographical studies 

Opening Lecture of the Regional Conference Head of Office UNESCO in Tashkent, Uzbekistan Mrs. Anna Paolini

  1. Khujanazarov – Achievements, Perspectives of Preservation, and Management of the Natural and Cultural Heritage of Sarmishsay
  2. Kabirov – The Ancient Carvings of Sarmishsay

A.A. Gritsina – Archaeological Excavation at the Sarmishtepe-1

B.Kh. Matbabaev – The Archaeological Excavation of Burial Ground Sarmish 2

S.I. Inoyatov – The History of Archaeology of Karmana

M.A. Reutova – The Concervation of Rock Arts of Sarmishsay

B.J. Aubekerov – Geological and Geomorphological Research of Sarmishsay Gorge

B.A. Abdurahmanov – Geological Structure of the Southern Part of Nurata Mountains and Sarmishsay River Basin

K.N. Toderich – Floristic Analysis and Botanic Diversity of the Sarmishsay River Valley and State of Their Protection and Rehabilitation

N.V. Marmazinskaya -Fauna of Vertebrate Animal of Sarmishsay and Surrounding Mountains

A.N. Abakumov –Zoo-Geographical Studies of Sarmishsay Gorge

  1. Khujanazarov, A. Khujanazarov – Ethnography and Traditions of the Sarmishsay People

 

16Title: Central Asia in the systems of world manuscripts culture

Author: Iskhakov M. M.

Publisher: UWED

Language: Russian

Date: 2008

Number of pages: 340

Route: Overland

Era: Antique

Countries: Central Asia

Key words: Great Silk Road, alphabetic written system and culture, ancient Central Asia, Sogdian, Khorezmian, Turkic, Uygur-Mongolian

The present book examines the formation and development of letter-phonetic (alphabetic) written systems and the written culture of ancient Central Asia. It considers the problems of graphic development of the Sogdian, Khorezmian, ancient Turkic, Uygur-Mongolian and other scripts, and addresses questions of alphabet formation along the course of the Great Silk Road. The book will be of interest to specialist historians, philologists and orientalists. It can be also recommended as a source of information for scholars of Oriental Studies, Cultural Studies and the study of historical sources

 

17Title: The land that raised oriental music

Authors: Shirinov T. Sh., Berdimuradov A. E.

Language: Russian

Date: 2009

Route: Overland

 Era: Antique

 Countries: Uzbekistan

Key words: ancient Samarkand, music, center of ancient culture of East, cultural studies

In this article, Samarkand is described as one of the centers of the most ancient culture of East: during its more than 2750 year city building cultural history it also was the center of ancient Eastern music culture. The article is devoted to cultural studies specialists on as well as, a wider public and was prepared in honor of  the “Sharq Taronalari” VII international music festival.

 

18Title: Mirzo Ulughbeg and his contribution to the development of the world science

 Language: Russian

 Date: 2009

Route: Overland

Era: the 15th century

Countries: Uzbekistan

Key words: Mirzo Ulughbeg, astronomer and statesman, scientific school, global astronomy, political situation, cultural life, education system

The publication includes materials of the International Scientific Conference devoted to the 615th anniversary of Mirzo Ulughbeg founder of the world famous scientific school, great astronomer and statesman. Based on the newest research and the up-to date sources, the assembled articles consider the issues of influence of the Ulughbeg’s scientific school on the development of the global astronomy, in particular in China, Korea, Japan and India as well as Turkish, Iranian and European science.  In a number of articles, authors analyze the political situation, cultural life and education system during the rein of Ulughbeg, as well as development of architecture, building construction, ornaments, art etc

 

19Title: Strabo Route as a part of the Great Silk Road

Publisher: SMI-ASIA

Language: Russian

Date: 2008

Number of pages: 147

ISBN: 9789943357044

Route: Maritime and Overland

Era: the 1st millennium BCE – the 1st millennium CE

Countries: Central Asia and Azerbaijan

Key words: Great Silk Road, Strabo Route, Caucasus, Caspian Sea, Central Asia, maritime route, Amu-Darya 

This compilation presents the proceedings of an international academic conference entitled ‘The Strabo Route as a Part of the Great Silk Road’, which took place in Baku on 28-29 November 2008. The conference was launched at the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences as a part of a larger international project aimed at \complex studies of the issues related to the functioning of the first transcontinental trade route in the history of the world.

 

20Title: Petroglyphs in Sarmishsay Recommendations for methods of conservation

Author: Reutova M.A.

Language: English

Date: 2009

Route: Overland

Era: Antique

Countries: Uzbekistan

Key words: Sarmishsay,   Uzbekistan, rock art, management of natural and cultural heritage, conservation methods, destruction of petroglyphs

This publication is devoted to questions relating to the conservation of Rock Art monuments. Within the territory of Uzbekistan about 150 rock art locations are documented. Surveys show that rock-art monuments constantly suffer      from natural and climatic conditions and human impact. Therefore, in Uzbekistan research has been undertaken to address the destruction of petroglyphs, and the development and introduction of conservation methods on the drawing example of Sarmishsay. Documenting and constant monitoring of figures is the most important part of the research. All these jobs directed in order to conserve of unique Rock Arts monuments, which are important documents for studying of ancient history of the people of Uzbekistan.

 

21Title: The cult of haoma in the ancient Central Asia

Author: Abdullaev K.

Publisher: Tong

Language: Russian

Date: 2009

Number of pages: 118

Era: Antiquity

Countries: Central Asia

Key words: haoma, Iranian people, the Saka, Central Asia, Margian, Bactria, plants, cult drink

The monograph is concerned the problem of identifying sacred drink Haoma with real plants. The production of this beverage, occupies an important place in the religion of the Iranian peoples of Central Asia, is localized in a particular geographic area, where a tribe of the Saka – haomavarg – cultural areas Margiana and Bactria. Laboratory analysis of some of the containers found during excavations showed that for the preparation of cult drink used hemp, poppy and ephedra . To confirm this hypothesis the author used the inventive art, in particular, items of glyptics. On the basis of iconographic analysis he attempts to identify images of plants, which have a similar shape. It provides some stone objects that could be used in the manufacture of cult drink and committing religious ceremony. The work involved in the written are written sources, archaeological evidence and monuments of art.

 

22Title: Archaeology of Tashkent Oasis

Publisher: Mega Basim

Language: Uzbek-Russian-English

Date: 2009

Number of pages: 148

ISBN: 9789943098862

Era: Antique

Countries: Uzbekistan

Key words: Tashkent oasis, key sites, archaeological research, historical-cultural region, world civilisation

The purpose of this book is to acquaint its readers with major results of archaeological research, key sites of the Tashkent Oasis, an original historical-cultural region of Uzbekistan, and to show its role and place in the development of world civilization. The authors of the book believe that they have  managed able to solve this difficult, but at the same time important task

 

23Title: Civilizations and Cultures of Central Asia

Publisher: SMI-ASIA

Language: Russian

Date: 2010

Number of pages: 330

ISBN: 9789943357082

Route: Overland

Era: the 7th – 10th ; the 16th – 19th centuries

Countries: Central Asia

Key words: Central Asia, cultures, civilisations, genesis and development, cultural interactions, nomadic and sedentary population

The publication contains the proccedings from the international scientific conference in Unity and Diversity” which was organised by the International Institute for Central Asian Studies and the Institute of History of the Academy of Science of Uzbekistan and supported by the French Embassy in Uzbekistan. The reports reflect the history of the genesis and development of cultural interaction between the people of Central Asia, and the issues of integration and mutual enrichment between the nomadic and sedentary populace in their diversity and unity.

 

24Title: Prominent archaeological sites of Central Asia on Great Silk Road

Language: English

Date: 2011

Route: Overland

Era: the Middle Ages

Countries: Central Asia

Key words: Great Silk Road, Central Asia, archaeological sites, trading routes, cultural sites, historic towns               

Central Asia has a wide range cultural sites and historic towns along the Great Silk Road’s trading routes, that in the past prospered as meeting points of different cultures. The book introduces readers to the most famous and prominent archaeological sites in Central Asia and was written to promote the UNESCO programme for Serial Nomination of the Silk Roads in Central Asia and China to the World Heritage List

 

25Title: From Behzad to Rizayi Abbasi. The development of miniature of the 16th –17th  centuries.

Author: Ashrafi M.

Publisher: SMI-ASIA

Language: Russian

Date: 2011

Number of pages: 174

ISBN: 9789943357075

Route: Overland

Era: the 16-17th centuries

Countries: Iran

Key words: Eastern miniatures, late Middle Ages, Behzad, Riza-yi Abbasi, Tabriz, Qazvin, Mashhad styles

The book by Muqaddimah Muhtarovna Ashrafi – prominent specialist in the field of Eastern miniature is a popular edition with color illustrations, which reflects the development of miniature art in the Middle East and Central Asia in 16-17 centuries in the works of eminent painters of the late Middle Ages – from Behzad to Riza-yi Abbasi – who have become key figures in the birth and development of the Tabriz, Qazvin, Mashhad styles of miniatures

 


26Title: Suzani

Author; Sukhareva O. A. 

Publisher: SMI-ASIA

Language: English

Date: 2011

Number of pages: 119

ISBN: 9789943357099

Route: Overland

Era: the 19-20th centuries

Countries: Uzbekistan-Tajikistan

Key words: Central Asia, suzani, decorative embroidery, ethnographic material , tangible cultural heritage

The book by O.A. Sukhareva (1903-1983) contains extensive ethnographic material on the history of Central Asian decorative embroidery, Suzani type. Description is provided by regions of their production and reflects the dynamics of development and distinctive styles of one of  the forms of tangible cultural heritage of the peoples of the region.

 

28Title: Ceramics

Publisher: SMI-ASIA

Language: Russian

Date: 2011

Number of pages: 255

ISBN: 9789943110847

Route: Overland

Era: the 9th – 15th centuries

Countries: Central Asia – Azerbaijan

Key words: artistic culture, Central Asia, 9th – 15th centuries, material and artistic culture, ceramics

This book is published as a part of the project The Artistic Culture of Central Asia and Azerbaijan in the 9th-15th   centuries, carried out by the Internation Institute for Central Asia Studies. The objective of the project is to systematize the academic knowledge and data related to a wide range of items of the material and artistic culture of the 9th -15th centuries, such as ceramics. The publication is aimed at specialists as well as at the general public interested in the culture of the East.

 

27Title: Ceramics

Publisher: SMI-ASIA

Language: English

Date: 2011

Number of pages: 255

ISBN: 9789943110847

Route: Overland

Era: the 9th – 15th centuries

Countries: Central Asia – Azerbaijan

Key words: artistic culture, Central Asia, 9th – 15th centuries, material and artistic culture, ceramics

This book is published as a part of the project The Artistic Culture of Central Asia and Azerbaijan in the 9th-15th   centuries, carried out by the Internation Institute for Central Asia Studies. The objective of the project is to systematize the academic knowledge and data related to a wide range of items of the material and artistic culture of the 9th -15th centuries, such as ceramics.This publication is aimed at specialists as well as at the general public interested in the culture of the East

 

29Title: Glass

Publisher: Mega Basim   

Language: Russian

Date: 2011

Number of pages: 182

ISBN: 9789943357143

Route: Overland

Era: the 9th – 15th centuries

Countries: Central Asia – Azerbaijan

Key words: artistic culture, Central Asia, 9th – 15th centuries, material and artistic culture, glass-making

This book is published as a part of the project The Artistic Culture of Central Asia and Azerbaijan in the 9th-15th   centuries, carried out by the Internation Institute for Central Asia Studies. The objective of the project is to systematise the academic knowledge and data related to a wide range of items of the material and artistic culture of the 9th -15th centuries such as glass making. The publication is aimed at specialists as well as at the general public interested in the culture of the East.

 

30Title: Glass

Publisher: Mega Basim

Language: English

Date: 2011

Number of pages: 182

ISBN: 9789943357143

Route: Overland

Era: the 9th – 15th centuries

Countries: Central Asia – Azerbaijan

Key words: artistic culture, Central Asia, 9th – 15th centuries, material and artistic culture, glass-making

This book is published as a part of the project The Artistic Culture of Central Asia and Azerbaijan in the 9th-15th   centuries, carried out by the Internation Institute for Central Asia Studies. The objective of the project is to systematise the academic knowledge and data related to a wide range of items of the material and artistic cultureof the 9th -15th centuries such as glass making. The publication is aimed at specialists as well as at the general public interested in the culture of the East.

 

31Title: The History of Central Asia in Ottoman documents. Vol. I.

Publisher: Mega Basim

Language: Russian- EnglishTurkish

Date: 2011

Number of pages: 310

ISBN: 9789943357242

Route: Overland

Era: the 18-19th centuries

Countries: Central Asia – Ottoman Empire

Key words: Ottoman documents, Central Asia, the Ottoman Empire, the 18-19 centuries, political and diplomatic relations

The present edition is a publication of the Ottoman documents from Basbakanlik Arsivi (Istanbul, Turkey) that reproduces political and diplomatic relations of Central Asia and the Ottoman Empire in the 18-19 centuries. The edition is carried our within the framework of international scientific project which is being implemented by the International Institute of Central Asian Studies (UNESCO Institute) and the Society of Turkish Archivists. A greater part of documents is published for the first time.

 

32Title: The History of Central Asia in Ottoman documents. Vol. II.

Publisher: Mega Basim

Language: Russian- EnglishTurkish

Date: 2011

Number of pages: 222

ISBN: 9789943357235

Route: Overland

Era: the 18-19th centuries

Countries: Central Asia – Ottoman Empire

Key words: Ottoman documents, Central Asia, the Ottoman Empire, the 18-19 centuries, political and diplomatic relations

The present edition is a publication of the Ottoman documents from Basbakanlik Arsivi (Istanbul, Turkey) that reproduces spiritual and religious ties of the Central Asia and the Ottoman Empire in the 18-19 centuries. The edition is carried our within the framework of international scientific project which is being implemented by the International Institute of Central Asian Studies (UNESCO Institute) and the Society of Turkish Archivists. A greater part of documents is published for the first time.

 

33Title: Islamic Archaeological Architecture and Archaeology of Kazakhstan

Publisher: Mega Basim

Language: English- Russian

Date: 2012

Number of pages: 287

ISBN: 9789943119847

Route: Overland

Era: the 8-11th centuries

Countries: Kazakhstan

Key words: South Kazakhstan, Moslem monuments, architecture, archaeology, Arabs, Samanids 

The book contains the analyses and generalized materials on Moslem monuments of archaeological architecture and archaeology of Kazakhstan, which appeared there together with the establishment of  Islam, Moslem ideology in the society and the state, in the minds and souls of people. In the work is given the historical information on the trips of Arabs,Samanids to the South Kazakhstan and Jetysu, on spread of Islam. The book is illustrated richly by drafts, black and white and colorful photos, air photos. The book is intended for archaeologists, historians and historians of architecture, religion’s study researchers, for lecturers and students of High Educational Institutes, teachers and everybody interested in the history and cultural heritage of Kazakhstan.

 

33Title: History of Social cultural reformation in Caucasus and Central Asia (the 19th  – the 20th centuries)

Publisher: Mega Basim    

Language: Russian            

Date: 2012

Number of pages: 335

ISBN: 9789943110885

Route: Overland

Era: the 19th – 20th  centuries

Countries: Central Asia – the Caucasus

Key words: Central Asian, Caucasus, 19th – 20th centuries, the most progressive representatives, enlightenment, education, schools

The monograph covers the history of the Central Asian and Caucasian people of the 19th – beginning of the 20th centuries, which was a period of struggle, full of hopes, achievements and disappointments. It examines the similarities in the outlook and activities of the most progressive representatives of the people of the newly independent republics – Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, South (Azerbaijan) and the North Caucasus. The book is intended for specialists, as well as to a wider audience.

 

34Title: History of Social cultural reformation in Caucasus and Central Asia ( the 19th – 20th centuries)

Publisher: Mega Basim

Language: English

Date: 2012

Number of pages: 310

ISBN: 9789943110878

Route: Overland

Era: the 19th – 20th  centuries

Countries: Central Asia – the Caucasus

Key words: Central Asian, Caucasus, 19th – 20th centuries, the most progressive representatives, enlightenment, education, schools

The monograph covers the history of the Central Asian and Caucasian people of the 19th – beginning of the 20th centuries, which was a period of struggle, full of hopes, achievements and disappointments. It examines the similarities in the outlook and activities of the most progressive representatives of the people of the newly independent republics – Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, South (Azerbaijan) and the North Caucasus. The book is intended for specialists, as well as to a wider audience