Category Archives: North, Central & West Asia


Gender, Authority, and Islam in Suburban Chicago

A review of The Construction of American Islam: Gender, Authority, and Tradition in Suburban Chicago, by Justine Howe. Justine Howe’s dissertation details the rhetorical and…


Physicians in the Nineteenth Century Ottoman Empire

A review of The Foundation of a Professional Group: Physicians in the Nineteenth Century Modernizing Century Modernizing Ottoman Empire (1839-1908), by Ceren Gülser İlikan Rasimoğlu….

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Western Explorers in Tibet

A review of Jin xiandai zai Anduo (Amdo) de Xifang ren ji qi lüxing shuxie (Amdo in the Eyes of the Yellow Hair: A Study…

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Eastern Slavic Diasporas in the UK

A review of the Eastern Slavic Diasporas in the UK: The Making of Communities by Ivan Kozachenko. The collapse of the Soviet Union has had…

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Religious Rituals in the Tyva Republic

A review of Finding Minds in the Natural World: Dynamics of the Religious System in the Tyva Republic, by Benjamin Purzycki. This dissertation represents an…