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M. Hassan Kakar
Afghanistan emerged as a nation-state after Amir ‘Abd al-Rahman Khan consolidated the central authority in its most formative period of its history in the late nineteenth century. All this at a time when the two expanding Russian and British empires were approaching Afghanistan in what is known ...
This dictionary, indispensable for those interested in the Crimea, Ukraine, as well as Eurasian nomadism, is the result of year-long painstaking research into the etymology of Crimean pre-Russian habitation names, shedding light on the Turkic, Greek, Caucasian and other place-names in a ...
Edited by Juliette van Krieken-Pieters
This volume adopts a multidisciplinary approach with contributions from archaeologists, linguists, an architect and lawyers to the many challenges This comprehensive volume on Afghanistan's cultural heritage with contributions from archaeologists, linguist and lawyers, dealing with the many ...
This anthropological study of Ladakh analyses the means by which small communities create spaces of order amidst the heterogeneous forces of modernity. In doing so it also filling a conspicuous gap in the secondary literature on Tibetan law.
Jacob Dalton and Sam van Schaik
This heavily indexed descriptive catalogue provides an indispensable doorway into the Tibetan Dunhuang collections. Its publication promises to make possible many further studies of these long-neglected treasures, particular those relating to the esoteric traditions of tantric Buddhism.
Edited by Deborah Klimburg-Salter, Kurt Tropper and Christian Jahoda
Essays discussing transdisciplinary methodology introduce case studies on Buddhist manuscripts, inscriptions, art and oral traditions of the Indian Himalayas and Central Tibet. The research was carried out within the context of an Interdisciplinary Research Unit financed by the Austrian Science ...
Edited by Steven J. Venturino
This volume provides essential readings in the emerging interdisciplinary field of Tibetan literary studies. Chapters range from discussions of individual contemporary texts to theoretical interventions in literary and Tibetan studies.
Edited by Ronald M. Davidson and Christian K. Wedemeyer
The papers provide access for the first time to Tibetan documents and practices from the period of the tenth to fifteenth century.
Edited by Bryan J. Cuevas and Kurtis R. Schaeffer
This volume focuses upon the relationships between the past and the present evoked in Tibetan literature, offering diverse perspectives on a critical period when Tibetans found themselves caught up in Central Eurasian struggles for power and territorial control.
Edited by P. Christiaan Klieger
Tibetan Borderlands examines modern culture and recent history of the varied lands surrounding the Tibetan plateau. These include Ladakh, Northern India, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, Northern Burma, and China.
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