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Books on Literature and Culture of Central Asia and the Caucasus

  • Abrahamian, Levon and Nancy Sweezy, eds. Armenian Folk Arts, Culture, and Identity. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001.
  • Aini, Kamal S., ed. The Book of the Life of Sadriddin Aini. General editing by M.S. Asimov. Dushanbe: Irfan, 1978.
  • Aini, Sadriddin. The Sands of Oxus: Boyhood Reminiscences. Translated from the Tajik Persian by John R. Perry and Rachel Lehr. Costa Mesa, CA: Mazda Publishers, 1998.
  • Aitmatov, Chingiz. The White Steamship. Translated from the Russian by Tatyana and George Feifer. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1972.
  • Akhundzadeh, Mirza Fath Ali. Komediyalar. Baku, 1962.
  • Akiner, Shirin and Nicholas Sims-Williams, eds. Languages and Scripts of Central Asia. London: School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1997.
  • Allen, Frank. Muslim Religious Institutions in Imperial Russia: The Islamic World of Novouzensk District and the Kazakh Inner Horde, 1780-1910. Brill Academic Publishers, 2001.
  • Allen, Frank. Islamic Historiography and "Bulghar" Identity Among the Tatars and Bashkirs of Russia. Brill Academic Publishers, 1998.
  • Allworth, Edward. Uzbek Literary Politics. London: Mouton, 1964.
  • Atkin, Muriel. The Subtlest Battle. Islam in Soviet Tajikistan. Philadelphia: Foreign Policy Research Institute, 1989.
  • Bacon, Elizabeth E. Central Asians under Russian Rule: A Study in Culture Change. Ithaca, London: Cornell University Press, 1980.
  • Becka, Jiri. Sadriddin Aini, Father of Modern Tajik Culture. Naples, 1980.
  • Becka, Jiri. "Tajik-Afghan Relations and the Writings of Sadriddin Aini." Archiv Orientalni 46 (1978), pp. 97-111.
  • Becka, Jiri. "Traditional Schools in the Works of Sadriddin Aini and Other Writers of Central Asia." Archiv Orientalni 39 (1971), pp. 284-321. [Part I]; 40 (1972), pp. 130-163 [Part II].
  • Benningsen, Alexandre and Chantal Lemercier-Quelquejay. The Evolution of the Muslim Nationalities of the USSR and Their Linguistic Problems. Translated by G.Wheeler. London: Central Asian Research Center, 1961.
  • Bitov, Andrei. A Captive of the Caucasus. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1992.
  • Burney, Charles and David Marshall Lang. The Peoples of the Hills: Ancient Ararat and the Caucasus. New York: Praeger, 1971.
  • Chadwick, Nora K. Oral Epics of Central Asia. London: Cambridge University Press, 1969.
  • Chenciner, Robert. Daghestan: Tradition and Survival. Surrey, United Kingdom: Curzon, 1997.
  • Curtin, Molly. Environmental Profile of Tajikistan. Asian Development Bank, 2001.
  • Deweese, D.A. History of Islam in Central Asia. Leiden; New York: Brill, 2000.
  • Dumas, Alexandre. Tales of the Caucasus: The Ball of Snow and Sultanetta. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1985.
  • Ertuk, Korkut A. Rethinking Central Asia: Non-Eurocentric Studies in History, Social Structure, and Identity. Reading, UK: Ithaca Press, 1999.
  • Feldman, W. "Interpreting the poetry of Makhtumquli," in Muslims in Central Asia: Expression of Identity and Change, ed. Jo-Ann Gross. Durham and London, 1992.
  • Ferdowsi, Abol Qasim [Firdawsi]. The Epic of the Kings: Shah-nama, the National Epic of Persia. Translated by R. Levy. University of Chicago Press, 1967.
  • Foltz, Richard C. Religions of the Silk Road: Overland Trade and Cultural Exchange from Antiquity to the Fifteenth Century. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000.
  • Frye, R. N. and Bernard Lewis, eds. The Heritage of Central Asia: From Antiquity to the Turkish Expansion. Princeton: Markus Wiener, 1996.
  • Friedrich, Paul and Norma Diamond, eds. In Encyclopedia of World Cultures, Vol. VI: Russia and Eurasia/China. Boston: G.K. Hall & Co., 1994.
  • Golombek, Lisa and Maria Subtelny, eds. Timurid Art and Culture, Iran and Central Asia in the Fifteenth Century. Leiden; New York; Cologne: E.J. Brill, 1992.
  • Golombek, Lisa. The Timurid Shrine at Gazur Gah. Toronto, 1969.
  • Golombek, Lisa. The Timurid Architecture of Iran and Turan. 2 vols. Princeton, 1988.
  • Gray, B., ed. The Arts of the Book in Central Asia, 14th - 16th Centuries. London, 1979.
  • Gumiliev, L. N. Searches for an Imaginary Kingdom: The Legend of the Kingdom of Prester John. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987.
  • Harris, Alice. Indigenous Languages of the Caucasus (Anatolian and Caucasian Studies). Delmar, NY: Caravan Books, 1991.
  • Hitchins, K. "Ayni, Sadr-al-din." Encyclopedia Iranica Vol. III, pp. 144-49.
  • Iskander, Fazil. Sandro of Chegem. Translated by Susan Brownsberger. London: Faber, 1993.
  • Iskander, Fazil. The Gospel of Chegem: Being the Further Adventures of Sandro of Chegem. Translated by Susan Brownsberger. New York: Vintage Books, 1984.
  • Iskander, Fazil. Forbidden Fruit and Other Stories. Translated by Robert Daglish. Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1972.
  • Landau, Jacob. Politics of Language in the Ex-Soviet Muslim States: Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrkyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan. University ofMichigan Press, 2001.
  • Layton, Susan. Russian Literature and Empire: Conquest of the Caucasus From Pushkin to Tolstoy. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994.
  • Lermontov, Mikhail. A Hero of Our Time. Translated by Dmitri Nabokov. Ann Arbor: Ardis, 1995.
  • Levine, Theodore. The Hundred Thousand Fools of God. Musical Travels in Central Asia. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996.
  • Macowan, Robin and Vadim E. Gippenreiter. Fabled Cities of Central Asia: Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva. New York: Abbeville Press, 1990.
  • Mandel'shtam, Osip. Journey to Armenia. Translated by Sidney Monas. San Francisco: G. F. Ritchie, 1979.
  • Medline, W. K., W. M. Cave, and F. Carpenter. Education and Development in Central Asia: A Case Study on Social Change in Uzbekistan. Leiden: Brill, 1971.
  • Monuments of Central Asia: A Guide to the Archaeology, Art, and Architecture of Turkestan. Edgar Knobloch, 2000.
  • Nasmyth, Peter. Georgia: In the Mountains of Poetry. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998.
  • O' Bannon, George W. From Desert and Oasis: Arts of the People of Central Asia. Atlanta: University of Georgia Press, 1998.
  • Paksoy, H. B. Alpamysh: Central Asian Identity Under Russian Rule. Hartford, CT: Association for the Advancement of Central Asian Research, 1989.
  • Perry, John R. "From Persian to Tajik to Persian: Culture, politics and law reshape a Central Asian Language." NSL.8. Linguistic Studies in the Non-Slavic Languages of the Commonwealth of Independent States and the Baltic Republics, ed. Howard I. Aronson. Chicago Linguistics Society, The University of Chicago, 1996. 279- 305.
  • Poliakov, Sergei. Everyday Islam: Religion and Tradition in Rural Central Asia. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1992.
  • Pourhadi, Ibrahim V. "Soviet Tajik Literature." Middle East Journal, Vol. 20, No. 1 (Winter 1966), pp.104-114.
  • Pushkin, Alexander. A Journey to Arzrum. Translated by Birgitta Ingemanson. Ann Arbor: Ardis, 1974.
  • Rakowska-Harmstone, Teresa. Russia and Nationalism in Central Asia: The Case of Tadzhikistan. Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins, 1970.
  • Roberts, Elizabeth. Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press, 1992.
  • Rosen, Roger. Georgia: A Sovereign Country of the Caucasus. Odyssey Publications, 1999.
  • Rubin, Barnett. Calming The Ferghana Valley: Development and Dialogue in the Heart of Central Asia. The Twentieth Century Fund/Century Foundation Report, 2000.
  • Rypka, Jan, et al. History of Iranian Literature. ed. Karl Jahn. Dordrecht: Reidel, 1968.
  • Smeets, Rieks. The Indigenous Languages of the Caucasus. Delmar, NY: Caravan Books, 1994.
  • Steppe and the Caucasus: Cultural Traditions. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997.
  • Tolstoy, Leo. Hadji Murat: A Tale of the Caucasus. London: Heinman, 1962.
  • Tolstoy, Leo. A Prisoner of the Caucasus. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1917.
  • Valikhanov, Ch. Sobranie Sochineniy. 5 vols. Alma-Ata, 1984-85
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