Category Archives: North, Central & West Asia

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Transnational Conceptions of Russian-Language Literature

A review of Russophonia: Towards a Transnational Conception of Russian-Language Literature, by Naomi Caffee. Naomi Caffee’s 2013 dissertation offers a long-demanded, yet scarcely attempted reappraisal…

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Science and Society in Medieval Islam

A review of Science and Society in Medieval Islam: Nasir al-Din Tusi and the Politics of Patronage, by Hadi Jorati. With his extraordinary grasp of…

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A Linguistic History of Nationalist Turkey

A review of Ruling by the word. A linguistic history of nationalist Turkey by Emmanuel Szurek This dissertation is an investigation of the linguistic policies…

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Experiences of the Trans-Iranian Railway

A review of Mobilizing Iran: Experiences of the Trans-Iranian Railway, 1850-1950, by Mikiya Koyagi. By undertaking the study of a largely neglected topic, Mikiya Koyagi…

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Tibetan Monastic Revival in Amdo

A review of Seeing Beyond the State? The Negotiation of Moral Boundaries in the Revival and Development of Tibetan Buddhist Monasticism in Contemporary China, by…