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Bulliten 1Title: Bulletins of IICAS

Language: English, Russia

Date: from 2005

                                      

Journal ‘Bulletin of IICAS’ of the International Institute for Central Asian studies (IICAS) with publications of articles in Russian and English on history, archeology, culturology and ethnography of the Central Asian peoples is issued twice a year.


Title: Atlas of Central Asia artistik crafts and trades. Vol. I. Uzbekistan
Authors: Khakimov A.A., Akilov K., Kosakovskaya I., Alieva S., Alieva Z., Baratova Sh.
Language: English
Date: 1999
Number of pages: 224
Countries: Uzbekistan                                       

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Key words: Central Asia, atlas, craft, Uzbekistan, trade

 

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 19-20 centuries. This publication is the first volume in a series devoted to folk arts and crafts of Central Asian people.


Title: The culture of Central Asian peoples
Language: English, Russian
Date: 1999
Number of pages: 48
Countries: Central Asia                                      

Download: The culture of Central Asian peoples.pdf

Key words: Central Asia, culture

 


Title: The cities and routes of the Great Silk Road
Authors: Buryakov Y.F., Batpakov K.M., Tashbaeva KH., Yakubov Y.
Language: English
Date: 1999
Number of pages: 128
Countries: Central Asia    

Download: The cities and routes of the Great Silk Road.pdf

Key words: Central Asia, cities, routes, the Great Silk Road

 

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.


Title: The largest Sufi brotherhoods of Central Asia
Authors: Arif Usman
Language: Russian
Date: 1999
Number of pages: 117
Countries: Central Asia                                     

Download: The largest Sufi brotherhoods of Central Asia.pdf

Key words: Central Asia, Sufi, brotherhoods

The book describes the greatest Muslim spiritual movement, Sufism, born in the Middle Ages, whose 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.


Title: Ihsid Palace of Sogd on Afrasiab
Authors: Kh.G. Akhunbabayev 
Language: Russian
Date: 1999
Number of pages: 179
Countries: Central Asia                                     

Download: Ihsid Palace of Sogd on Afrasiab.pdf

Key words: Central Asia, Sufi, brotherhoods

 

The publication is devoted to the results of a long archaeological research on the Afrasiab site (ancient Samarkand) conducted in the 1980s of the 20th century. 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.


Title: Atlas of Central Asia artistik crafts and trades. Vol. II. Kazakhstan
Authors: Baipakov K., Kukashev R.
Language: English
Date: 2001
Number of pages: 160
Countries: Kazakhstan                                       

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Key words: Central Asia, atlas, craft, Kazakhstan, trade

 

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.


Title: Religions and spiritual monuments of Central Asia
Authors: Khashimov M.
Language: Russian
Date: 2001
Number of pages: 252
Countries: Central Asia                                      

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Key words: Central Asia, Religions, spiritual, monuments

 

The task, which the author of the book-atlas Hashimov Muradkhan Abdurahmaiovich set for himself, was to unify the extensive material on religious and spiritual monuments of Central Asia that is found in various literary textbooks and to give a wide circle of readers generalized information about them.
The author, as a result of studying the religious monuments of Central Asia, compiled two maps – “Religious and spiritual namyanyu of Central Asia” and “Religious and spiritual names of the city of Samarkand. The book-atlas uses the author’s own field materials, collected in the territory of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Türkmenistan. For ease of use, the index of monuments is given at the end of the book.


Title: Petrogliphs of Central Asia
Authors: К. Tashbayeva, М. Кнujanazarov, V. Ranov, Z. Saмashev
Language: English
Date: 2001
Number of pages: 220
ISBN: 9967-20-776-0
Countries: Central Asia                                   

Download: Petrogliphs of Central Asia.pdf

Key words: Central Asia, Petrogliphs

 

The present work is devoted to the most interesting and significant rock агt sites found in Centгal Asia. Fог  the first time, one work has absoгbed all the infoгmation about the whole Centгal Asian rock art. The work consideгs both general issues concerning tl1e pгevalence of petroglyphic monuments and issues relating to the study, age deteгmination, and semantics of separate images. The book is well illustrated and supposed for both specialists ( archaeologists, ethnogгapheгs, and art critics) and all inteгested in Centгal Asian nations’ ancient histoгy and cultuгe.


Title: Atlas of Central Asia artistik crafts and trades. Vol. III. Kyrgyzstan
Authors: Amantur J., Ertabyldy S., Tashbaeva K., Vedutova L.
Language: English
Date: 2002
Number of pages: 208
ISBN: 5-638-02172-8
Countries: Kyrgyzstan                                     

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Key words: Central Asia, atlas, craft, Kyrgyzstan, trade

 

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 visual component of these artifacts was particularly diverse, ranging from literal to symbolic and metaphoric. Noteworthy is also that art in ancient and medieval times was a part of continuum that includes various rituals and everyday life. .

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.


 Title: Maverannahr on the Great Silk Road
Authors: Bryakov Y., Gritsina A.

Language: Russian
Date: 2006
Number of pages: 208
ISBN: 9967-23-440-7
Countries: Central Asia                                      

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Key words: Central Asia, Maverannahr, the Great Silk Road

The book contains information on the history of the formation of the Great Silk Road and the development of its main routes in Maverannahr (Middle Asian Mezhdurechye) in the era of antiquity and the Middle Ages. Particular attention is paid to the territory of Ustrushana, now located within Uzbekistan, for a long time remained in the “shadow” of its eminent neighbors – Sogd, Chacha and Fergana. It is designed for specialist archaeologists, historians, teachers, tour guides and anyone interested in the ancient and medieval history of Central Asia.


Title: Atlas of Central Asia artistik crafts and trades. Vol. IV. Tajikistan
Authors: Tashbaeva T.
Language: English
Date: 2007
Number of pages: 143
ISBN: 5-638-02172-8
Countries: Kazakhstan                                       

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Key words: Central Asia, atlas, craft, Tajikistan, trade

 

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.


Title: Central Asia in the system of world written culture
Authors:  Iskhakov M.M.
Language: Russian
Date: 2008
Number of pages: 445
Countries: Central Asia                                     

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Key words: Central Asia, written culture, system

 

The book is devoted to the study of ways of adding and developing alphabetic (alphabetic) written systems and written culture of ancient Central Asia. It addresses the key problems of graphic development of Sogdian, Khorezm, ancient Turkic, Uighur-Turk Mongol and other written languages ​​and issues of writing processes on the routes of the Great Silk Road.

The book is intended for a wide range of specialists of historians, philologists, orientalists. It can also be recommended as a basic literature for the subdivisions of the universities of oriental, cultural and source studies.

 


Title: Islamic values of Central Asia: tolerance and humanism
Language: Russian
Date: 2008
Number of pages: 87
Countries: Central Asia       

 

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Title: Proceeding of the workshop on conservation and management of Temurids architecture
Authors: Ravshan M., Anil Tiwary, Abdurashidov Q., Maqsood Ahmad, Babaev T., Rakhmonov A., Jafar Giyasi, Durdieva G., Mukimov R., Rahimov K., Nizomov Sh., Salomov H.
Language: English
Date: 2008
Number of pages: 87
Countries: Azerbaijan, India, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan        

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Key words: Proceeding, Temurids, architecture, conservation, management


14Title: Ancient Towns of Ferghana Valley
Language: Uzbek-English Russian
Date: 2008
Number of pages: 175
ISBN: 9789943357020
Era: the 1st millennium B.C.E – the first millennium C.E.
Countries: Uzbekistan                              

Download: Ancient Towns of Ferghana Valley.pdf

 

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.


Title: History of the written and manuscript books of the peoples of Uzbekistan
Authors: Khabibullaev N.
Language: Russian
Date: 2008
Number of pages: 142
Countries: Uzbekistan                              

Download: History of the written and manuscript books of the peoples of Uzbekistan.pdf

Key words: Uzbekistan, manuscript, peoples, history

 

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.

 


Title: Silk road memory of the world
Language: English
Date: 2008
Number of pages: 96
ISBN: 978-9943-11-083-0
Countries: Azerbaijan, China, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Republik of Korea, Tajikistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan

 

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Title: Culture of nomadic people of Central Asia
Language: Russian, English
Date: 2008
Number of pages: 236
ISBN: 978-9943-357-00-6
Countries: Central Asia

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Key words: nomadic people, Central Asia

 

The books publish materials of the International Scientific Conference “Culture of nomads of Central Asia”, which was organized by the International Institute of Central Asian Studies and was held on November 24-25, 2007 in Samarkand.
The collection highlights the actual problems of the history of nomadic cultures in Central Asia, the origins and stages of their development, the history of the Huns and Turks, the culture of medieval societies and the ethnology of the peoples of the region.


22Title: Archaeology of Tashkent Oasis
Language: Uzbek-Russian-English
Date: 2009
Number of pages: 148
ISBN: 9789943098862
Era: Antique
Countries: Uzbekistan

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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 to solve this difficult, but at the same time important task.


Title: Social life of Central Asian peoples in the first quarter of 20th century: traditions and innovations
Language: Russian, English
Date: 2009
Number of pages: 148
Era: 20th century
Countries: Central Asian

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Key words: Social life, Central Asian, traditions, innovations, peoples

The issue 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 20tr century. The Authors of this issue focus their attention on the details of real life of the population and on the whole that significantly changes conceptualization of historical processes in the beginning of the 20fr century, supplementing them with concrete events and detailed features, what makes a historical palette more lively and having many plans.


Title: The Strabon’s Road
Language: Russian
Date: 2009
Number of pages: 148
ISBN: 978-9943-357-04-4
Era: 1 st century BC and 1st century AC
Countries: Far Eastern and Mediterranean countries

Download: The Strabon’s Road.pdf

 

Key words: Strabon, Road

This publication presents the results of the International Scientific Conference “Strabo Road” as part of the Great Silk Road “, which was held in Baku on November 28-29, 2008. The conference was initiated and conducted by the International Institute of Central Asian Studies under the auspices of UNESCO in cooperation with the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan and is part of Wide international project providing for a comprehensive study of the problems of the functioning of the first transcontinental trade route in world history.


Title: The cult of Haoma in ancient Сentral Asia
Author: Abdullaev K.
Language: Russian
Date: 2009
Number of pages: 120
ISBN: 978-9943-357-03-7
Countries: Central Asia

Download: The cult of Haoma in ancient Сentral Asia.pdf

 

The monograph touches upon the problem of identifying a sacred beverage of hamma with real plants. The production of this drink, which occupied an important place in the religion of the Iranian-speaking peoples of Central Asia, is localized on a specific geographical area where the Saka-haomaavarga tribe-the cultural regions of Margiana and Bactria lived. The laboratory analysis of some containers found during excavations showed that hemp, poppy and ephedra were used to make a cult drink. To confirm this hypothesis for the first time attracted monuments of fine art, in particular, works of glyptics. On the basis of iconographic analysis, an attempt is made to identify images of plants that have a similar shape (tulip, pomegranate, poppy). There are some stone items that could be used to make a cult drink and in the performance of a religious ceremony. The work involves written sources, archaeological data and monuments of fine art.


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Title: Suzani
Author: Sukhareva O.A. 
Language: English
Date: 2011
Number of pages: 119
ISBN: 9789943357099
Era: the 19-20th centuries
Countries: Uzbekistan-Tajikistan                                         

Download: SUZANI.pdf

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.


25Title: From Behzad to Rizayi Abbasi. The development of miniature of the 16th –17th  centuries.
Author: Ashrafi M.
Language: Russian
Date: 2011
Number of pages: 174
ISBN: 9789943357075
Era: the 16-17th centuries
Countries: Iran

Download: From Behzad to Rizayi Abbasi.pdf

 

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.


30Title: The artistic culture of Central Asia and Azerbaijan in the 9th-15th centuries. Vol. II. Glass
Language: English, Russian
Date: 2011
Number of pages: 182
ISBN: 9789943357143
Era: the 9th – 15th centuries
Countries: Central Asia – Azerbaijan

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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.
Language: Russian- EnglishTurkish
Date: 2011
Number of pages: 310
ISBN: 9789943357242
Era: the 18-19th centuries
Countries: Central Asia – Ottoman Empire

Download: The History of Central Asia in Ottoman documents. Vol. I.pdf

 

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.
Language: Russian- EnglishTurkish
Date: 2011
Number of pages: 222
ISBN: 9789943357235
Era: the 18-19th centuries
Countries: Central Asia – Ottoman Empire

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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.


Title: The History of Central Asia in Ottoman documents. Vol. III.
Language: Russian- EnglishTurkish
Date: 2012
Number of pages: 313
ISBN: 978-9943-357-25-9
Era: the 19-20th centuries
Countries: Central Asia – Ottoman Empire

Download: The History of Central Asia in Ottoman documents. Vol. III.pdf

 

Key words: Ottoman documents, Central Asia, the Ottoman Empire, the 19-20 centuries, political and diplomatic relations

The present edition is a publication of the Ottoman documents from Başbakanlık Arşivi (Istanbul,
Turkey) that reproduces some aspects of public and everyday life of the people in Central Asia
in 19 – early 20 centuries. The edition is carried out within the framework of international scientific project which is being implemented by the International Institute for Central Asian Studies (UNESCO Institute) and
the Society of Turkish Archivists. A greater part of documents is published for the first time.


Title: Archival materials on archeology of Kyrgyzstan
Language: Russian
Date: 2012
Number of pages: 136
ISBN: 978-9967-12-221-5
Era: the 19-20th centuries
Countries: Kyrgyzstan

Download: Archival materials on archeology of Kyrgyzstan

Key words: Archival materials, Kyrgyzstan, archeology

 

The collection includes reports on the results of research on the armenology of Kyrgyzstan, conducted at the end of the 19th century, in the 30s and 70s of the 20th century, from the state and private archives of Bishkek and St. Petersburg. They contain information about the burial of nomads and the life of a settled population. The works of the collection, in addition to historiographical significance, contain significant factual material and some generalizations.

Addresses archaeologists, historians, historiographers of science and all interested in the antiquities of Kyrgyzstan and the Central Asian region as a whole.

 


33Title: Islamic Archaeological Architecture and Archaeology of Kazakhstan
Language: English- Russian
Date: 2012
Number of pages: 287
ISBN: 9789943119847
Era: the 8-11th centuries
Countries: Kazakhstan

Download: Islamic Archaeological Architecture and Archaeology of Kazakhstan.pdf

 

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.


Title: Manuscript of “Jami al-Vaqiat-i Sultani” by Muhammad Riza Agahi
Language: Turkic
Date: 2012
Number of pages: 269
ISBN: 978-9943-11-089-2
Era: the 17-20th centuries
Countries: Central Asia

Download: Jami al-Vaqiat-i Sultani.pdf

 

Key words: Central Asia, Jami al-Vaqiat-i Sultani, archaeology, Turkic, manuscript

This publication has been prepared within the framework of a long-term program launched by the Abu Rayhan Biruni Institute of Oriental Studies of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan in 2007. The main purpose of the program is to facilitate textual research with a special emphasis on editing and publishing manuscript works (in their original language and script) relating the history of the Central Asia in the 17th – early 20th centuries. In 2008, on the initiative of the International Institute of Central Asian Studies in Samarqand, an agreement was signed between the two afore-mentioned institutions, under which the IICAS undertook to cover all financial expenses arising from the publication of texts of five historical works of the 18th-19th centuries. The present work is the first of this series.


Title: The artistic culture of Central Asia and Azerbaijan in the 9th-15th centuries. Vol. III. Toreutics 
Language: English, Russian
Date: 2012
Number of pages: 296
ISBN: 978-9943-357-17-4
Era: the 9-15th centuries
Countries: Central Asia, Azerbaijan

Download: Toreutics English ver.pdf                    Download: Toreutics Russian ver.pdf

Key words: Toreutics, Central Asia, Azerbaijan, artistic culture

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 International Institute for Central Asian 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, including ceramics, architecture, glass making,
toreutics and other forms of applied arts. The publication is aimed at specialists as well as at the general public interested in the culture of the East.


Title: The artistic culture of Central Asia and Azerbaijan in the 9th–15th centuries Vol. IV. Architecture
Language: English, Russian
Date: 2013
Number of pages: 280
ISBN: 978-9943-357-13-6
Era: the 9-15th centuries
Countries: Central Asia, Azerbaijan

Download: Architecture English ver.pdf                    Download: Architecture Russian ver.pdf

 

Key words: Architecture, Central Asia, Azerbaijan, artistic culture

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 International Institute for Central Asian 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, including ceramics, architecture, glass making, toreutics and other forms of applied arts. The publication is aimed at specialists as well as at the general public interested in the culture of the East.


Title: Buston VI – the Necropolis of fire-worshippers of pre-urban Bactria
Language: English, Russian
Date: 2016
Number of pages: 634
ISBN: 978-9943-357-36-5
Countries: Bactria

Download: Buston VI Eng. ver.pdf                        Download: Buston VI Rus. ver.pdf

Key words: Necropolis, Buston, Bactria, fire-worshippers

 

The monograph is a complete publication of results of the long-term excavations at the burial cultic site of the late Bronze Age in pre-historical North Bactria. The catalogued report (506 objects) on the necropolis dated to the late 2nd millennium BCE and related to the ancient agricultural Sapalli culture – Buston VI – is introduced into the scientific operation. The database of quantitative and qualitative indices of criteria, on the base of which such
ritual groups as inhumation, cremation, symbolic tombs and traces of ritual actions have been revealed, is published for the first time. Objects of burial and non-burial purpose are given in the summary tables, graphical pictures and photographs. The publication is directed to archaeologists, historians, ethnographers, students of local history, and students of the faculty of history.


Title: Archeology, history and architecture of medieval Ustrushana
Language: English, Russian
Date: 2014
Number of pages: 228
ISBN: 978-9943-357-06-8
Era: the 9-13th centuries
Countries: Central Asia

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Key words: Archeology, Ustrushana, architecture, Central Asia

The monograph makes the first step to generalize numerous materials on archaeology, history and architecture of Ustrushana, a medieval possession located in the geographical centre, between Sogd and Bactria, on the one hand, and Chach and Fergana, on the other. Note that this possession played a significant part in the social-economic and ethno-cultural transit between these regions, in particular, and the entire northern part of the Central Asia, as a whole. Not only did long-term archaeological explorations provide a great volume of historical data but also
highlighted Ustrushana’s essential role in the process. Note that at present Ustrushana as a part of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan made its peculiar contribution to the treasury of Central Asian and the world civilization as a whole. The monograph is of interest not only to specialists, archaeologists and historians but also those who show interest in the past of Central Asian peoples.


Title: Prominent Archaeological Sites of Central Asia on the Great Silk Road
Language: English
Date: 2011
Number of pages: 134
ISBN: 978-9943-357-20-4
Countries: Central Asia

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Key words: Archaeologycal, Central Asia, Great Silk Road

Central Asia has a wide range cultural sites and historic towns along the Great Silk Road trading routes that in the past prospered as meeting points of different cultures. The book introduces readers to the most famous and prominent archaeological monuments 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.


Title: The history of public and cultural reformation in the Caucasus and Central Asia
Language: English, Russian
Date: 2013
Number of pages: 312
ISBN: 978-9943-11-087-8
Era: the 19-20th centuries
Countries: Caucasus, Central Asia

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Key words: Archaeologycal, Central Asia, Great Silk Road

The publication discusses the genesis and the history of development of the national progressive movement in Muslim communities in the Caucasus and Central Asia in the 19th – early 20th century. The authors have identified common and specific features of cultural and educational reforms and their practical implementation in the complex context of the Russian imperial colonial rule. The publication focuses on the genesis of the public and philosophical positions of the advanced intelligentsia in both regions and its efforts towards the enlightenment and social progress of its peoples. Through the works of the prominent representatives of the movement, the authors have disclosed the genesis of the ideas of consolidation and unity of the progressive forces of the Muslim ‘periphery’ of the Empire and the formation of the new liberal and democratic ideology which resulted in the establishment of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, the Mountain Republic, the Turkestan Autonomy and the Alash Orda.


Title: Timurid and Shaybanid copper coin hoards
Language: Russian
Date: 2013
Number of pages: 176
ISBN: 978-9943-357-22-8
Era: the 15-16th centuries

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Key words: Timurid, Shaybanid, coin, hoards

The present publication, apart from bringing to light new Timurid and Shaybanid copper hoards of the 15th-first quarter of the 16th centuries, aims at the same time to create a subsequent illustrated catalog based on the numbering system previously proposed by E.A. Davidovich. Modern technicak facilities allow to reproduce color photographs and scans of coins, which previously could be shown only as drawing reconstructions, often with annoying.


Title: Aral Sea on the crossroads of cultures
Language: Russian
Date: 2013
Number of pages: 196
ISBN: 978-9943-11-090-8
Countries: Central Asia

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Key words: Aral Sea, Khorezm, Central Asia

The collection includes articles about diverse aspects of paleography and history of the culture of ancient and medieval Khorezm and its peripheral cattle-breeding regions. Issues on preservation of the cultural heritage of the ancient Khorezm civilization are examined as well.

The publication is aimed for the narrow group of specialists as well as for readers interested in issues of study of the natural environment of ancient societies, history and culture of peoples populated the vast regions of the Aral Sea area in the past.


Title: Biological anthropology and archeology: to synthesis scientific disciplines
Language: Russian
Date: 2013
Number of pages: 208
ISBN: 978-9943-357-26-6

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Key words: Biological anthropology, synthesis, Central Asia

The given publication represents the French approach to the English term «the bioarchaeology». This new, but establish edits good reputation, school is open for debates. Nowadays, it can propose the newest methods of research demanding the complicate laboratory analyses.

In the modern Central Asia the archaeological works increase in geometrical progression: they are both traditional and preventive excavations.

This work is neither completely specific nor too general in character; and it may introduce new methods, approaches, experiments, and thereby, stimulate the development of ideas and academic dialogue between scholars of different countries.


Title: Archeology and the history of Central Asia in the works of French scientists
Language: Russian
Date: 2014
Number of pages: 288
ISBN: 978-9943-357-10-5
Era: the 9-13th centuries
Countries:  Central Asia

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Key words: Central Asia, Archeology, history

The given book is published in the framework of academic project of the International Institute for Central Asian studies as the collection of articles of the French researchers on archaeology and history of Central Asia. Issues mentioned in the work envelope the wide chronological frame from the 9th millennium BCE to the 13th century CE, i.e. the Neolithic, Bronze and Iron ages, Hellenistic, Kushan, Turkic and Islam periods. Topics of articles devote to the wide circle of issues of the ancient and medieval history of the region and written on the base of rich materials of archaeological excavations, and also studies of the written sources, anthropologic, objects of artistic culture in different countries of Central Asia.

The publication is aimed for specialists, and also to the wide group of readers interested in history, archaeology and culture of Central Asia.


Title: Archival materials on the archeology of Central Asia.   Volume I, II, III
Language: Russian
Date: 2015, 2016
Number of pages: 288
ISBN: 978-9943-357-15-0
Era: the 7-13th centuries
Countries:  Central Asia

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Key words: Archaeology, Central Asia, Archival materials

This book is published under the joint research project “Archival materials on the archeology of Central Asia”, implemented by the International Institute for Central Asian Studies. The main aim of the project is the publication of working materials, scientific reports on the study of archaeological sites of Central Asia, stored in the archives of Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Uzbekistan, but for various reasons at the time did not become the property of the scientific community.

The publication is addressed to experts, and a wider audience interested in cultural heritage of Central Asia.


Title: A History of the Khorezmian State under the Anushteginids, 1097-1231
Language: English
Date: 2015
Number of pages: 212
ISBN: 978-9943-357-21-1
Era: the 11-13th centuries
Countries: Central Asia

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Key words: Khorezmian State, Anushteginids

The publication presents the translation of the book: Z.M. Buniyatov “A History of the Khorezmian State under the Anushteginids, 1097-1231”.


Title: Safeguarding the creative value of intangible cultural heritage in Central Asia, focusing on oral traditions and epics
Language: English, Russian
Date: 2015
Number of pages: 168
ISBN: 978-9943-3-357-30-3
Countries:  Central Asia

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Key words: Safeguarding, Central Asia, intangible cultural heritage, oral traditions, epics

This issue is the published materials of the International Conference ‘Safeguarding the Creative Value of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Central Asia, Focusing on Oral Traditions and Epics’ held in the frame of the 5th Central Asian Sub-regional Meeting (11-13 September 2014, Tashkent). It might be directed both to specialist and a wide circle of readers interested in the history and culture of peoples of Central Asian region.


Title: The Zubdat al-tavārīkh
Language: English, Russian
Date: 2016
Number of pages: 304
ISBN: 978-9943-357-33-4
Era: the 19th centuries
Countries:  Central Asia

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Key words: Central Asia, The Zubdat al-tavārīkh

This monograph is published in the framework of the project “The history of Central Asia in manuscripts” implemented by the International Institute for Central Asian Studies and the Center for Oriental Manuscripts named after Abu Raihan Beruni at Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies. The work was carried out within the framework of the fundamental grant “The study of the written heritage of the peoples of Central Asia: source study and textual research”. The book contains the scientific-critical text of the work Aghahi “Zubdat al-tavarikh”, written in the 19th century in the Central Asian Türkī. The work is about the history of the reign of Rakhim Kuli-khan (1842-1846) from the dynasty Kongrates.

The book is intended for historians, textual critics, orientalists and specialists in Turkic philology, students and undergraduates of universities as well as for specialists interested in the history of Central Asia.


Title: Religions of the Central Asia and Azerbaijan. Traditional beliefs and shamanism. Vol. I
Language: Russian
Date: 2016
Number of pages: 312
ISBN: 978-9943-357-31-0
Era: the 8-6th before centuries
Countries:  Central Asia, Azerbaijan

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Key words: Central Asia, Azerbaijan, shamanism

This book is published within the framework of the international project “Ancient and Medieval Religions of Central Asia and Azerbaijan in the monuments of archeology”, initiated by the International Institute for Central Asian Studies (IICAS) to study the spiritual culture of the peoples lived in this region, popularize the preserved written sources and archaeological materials.

The publication is addressed to specialists, students of universities and a wide range of readers interested in the historical past of our region.


Title: Religions of the Central Asia and Azerbaijan. Zoroastrianism and beliefs of Mazdean trend. Vol. II
Language: Russian
Date: 2017
Number of pages: 308
ISBN: 978-9943-357-32-7
Era: the 2-1th before centuries
Countries:  Central Asia, Azerbaijan

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Key words: Central Asia, Azerbaijan, Zoroastrianism

This book is published within the framework of the international project “Ancient and Medieval Religions of Central Asia and Azerbaijan in the monuments of archeology”, initiated by the International Institute for Central Asian Studies (IICAS) to study the spiritual culture of the peoples lived in this region, popularize the preserved written sources and archaeological materials.

The publication is addressed to specialists, students of universities and a wide range of readers interested in the historical past of our region.