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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2005) 25 (3): 554–566.
Published: 01 December 2005
... of CENTRAL ASIA AND Duke University Press...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2004) 24 (2): 117–132.
Published: 01 August 2004
...Tuska Benes Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 2004 Comparative Linguistics as Ethnology: In Search of Indo-Germans in Central Asia, 1770–1830 TUSKA BENES On 11 January 1809, the German Orientalist Heinrich “Völkerbrücke aus Asia nach Europa” [bridge...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2008) 28 (1): 142–153.
Published: 01 May 2008
... twentieth century in the Caucasus and Central Asia was generally treated as an isolated, self-contained movement, confined within the geographic borders of Baku, Tbilisi, and Bukhara, or at most within the southern region of the czarist empire, Turkistan. The occasional reference to the cross-regional...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2012) 32 (2): 310–322.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Christopher M. Murphy This study examines five children’s books produced in Soviet Central Asia and the Crimea between 1926 and 1932. While stemming from pre-Soviet intellectual movements among Muslims in the Russian Empire, these books represent a new kind of product that was created for children...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (2): 253–257.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Nurfadzilah Yahaya Abstract Located at the intersection of four regions, the Middle East, East Asia, Central Asia, and South Asia, Afghanistan is a country whose legal history is sure to be diverse and exciting at the confluence of multiple legal currents. In the book Afghanistan Rising: Islamic...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (3): 410–419.
Published: 01 December 2010
... deciphered textual sources dating to the fourth and fifth centuries CE, respectively, and from the fact that Sogdian was a lingua franca of the merchant routes through Central Asia into China. Although Sogdian became the main language of dissemination of Buddhist, Manichaean, and Christian texts...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (3): 420–433.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Khodadad Rezakhani The Silk Road is commonly used as a convenient blanket term to describe the many trade routes and points of contact that criss-crossed Central Asia. The term is generally overused, to the point that everything in the history of the region is conceptualized within the confines...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (3): 630–636.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Jeff Sahadeo Sahadeo’s article examines Julian Go’s Patterns of Empire from the viewpoint of a historian of Russia’s southern borderlands of the Caucasus and Central Asia. Go offers a pathway for scholars of other expansionist regimes, including the tsarist state and the Soviet Union, to break down...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (3): 329–340.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Kazim Abdullaev The relationship between the sacred drink haoma and narcotic plants is a major focus in studying the religious and ritualistic traditions of the ancient people of Indo-Iran and Central Asia. This study addresses this question through an analysis of archaeological data gathered...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 478–482.
Published: 01 December 2020
... expand and fine-tune our analytical baggage when addressing forms of fragmented rule. Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 Central Asia brigands raids governance Russia Turkmen Since the appearance of Eric Hobsbawm's Bandits , 1 many have reflected on the ways in which...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2009) 29 (3): 544–555.
Published: 01 December 2009
... that   Comparative The issue of power has been a central Asia, the restoration of power as a legitimate pursuit   Studies concern in Islam from its inception—in its fol...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 404–419.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Rishad Choudhury Abstract This article offers a new interpretation of the “Indian Wahhabi” beyond an ostensibly religious identity. Examining encounters between a centralizing state and decentralized circulatory regimes, the study thus illuminates an overlooked sociolegal genealogy of the jihadi...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (1): 56–70.
Published: 01 May 2021
... was inscribed extended for them from the Soviet South—Central Asia in particular—to the newly independent countries north and south of the Sahara. The glue for this transregional imagination was an engagement with the topos of backwardness : the efforts to overcome it as well as the question of how to transfer...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2009) 29 (2): 201–212.
Published: 01 August 2009
...         The article’s geographical compass em- were concerned more about financial gain and 202 braces both the Iranian plateau and a good even feared that their troops might become as- portion of Central Asia. During the early cen- similated to the local population...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (3): 556–564.
Published: 01 December 2014
... to the Middle East and also characterize the defining of Central Asia and Central Europe (or “Mitteleuropa” in its German formulation).3 The Middle East, then, is part of a more general world historical problem of marking off distinct units of analysis, a procedure...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2000) 20 (1-2): 138–152.
Published: 01 August 2000
... efficient policy Caspian Geopolitics in the region. A number of signs point toward the possibility that Tehran’s interests in the Caucasus revolve around the regional political context in Central Asia and the Caspian oil and the concern that Azerbaijan might...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (3): 463–472.
Published: 01 December 2010
... history, see Robert McChesney, Waqf in Central Asia: of Central Asia, 3 vols. (Leiden: Brill, 1962); Thomas Barfield...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1996) 16 (1): 68–76.
Published: 01 May 1996
... the Indian subcontinent slogan that is particularly Pakistani is the Urdu ques- and the Arab region, having its most important links tion that raises its identity; the Arabic answer that instead with Central Asia. Using a modified Marxist asserts this to be universal Islam is poignant in its...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (3): 424–437.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Jamie Cross The export processing or free trade zones that have been built since the 1960s across Central America and the Caribbean, north Africa and the Gulf states, and South and Southeast Asia have emerged as uniquely charged objects of anticipation—hope, conviction, and anxiety—about...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (1): 156–172.
Published: 01 May 2015
... was productive for Western empires, who were concerned with arbitrating the human in programs of war as much as settlement. The second part of the essay focuses on notions of descent from animals in South Asia with respect to how colonists studied alleged feral children, as much as the placement of accounts...