The Tūqāy-Tīmūrid Takeover of Greater Mā Warā al-Nahr, 1598-1605
Scott Cameron Levi
The book illustrates how these diaspora merchants utilized their position as agents of heavily capitalized, caste-based Indian family firms to finance transregional trade and complex systems of rural credit and industrial production. It concludes with an analysis of the Russian colonial administration’s policies toward the Indian merchants, and explains how these policies brought about the decline of the diaspora in Central Asia.
Edited by Nicola Di Cosmo
Bābur and the Culture of Empire in Central Asia, Afghanistan and India (1483-1530)
Based upon recently published critical editions of Bābur's autobiography and poetry, the book examines Bābur's life from the time he inherited his father's authority in the Ferghanah valley, east of Samarqand, in 1494, until his death in Agra, India in 1530. The book is written in an alternating series of thematic and narrative chapters. The thematic or analytical chapters examine his major writings, discuss his cultural personality and his reaction to Indian culture, while the narrative chapters relate the story of his life while critically commenting on his autobiographical intent.
The book contributes to the history of the Timurid period, the study of early modern Islamic empires and the nature of autobiographical literature in Islamic and Asian societies. It is illustrated with fifteen colour plates and four maps.
The Struggle for the Eurasian Borderlands: From the Rise of Early Modern Empires to the End of the First World War . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2014. x+640 pp. paperback, £22.99. isbn: 9781107618305 Ethnic conflict and contests for territory, resources and autonomy have long
these are among her reasons for identifying the period she discusses as “early modern,” terminology which puts her in line with Stephen Greenblatt and other scholars of European literature, as well as with Craig Clunas’s more historical approach on the China side. The phenomena she identifies are
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Cross-cultural Transmissions in the Himalayas and Karakoram
Edited by Erberto Lo Bue and John Bray
Contributors include: Monisha Ahmed, Marjo Alafouzo, André Alexander, Chiara Bellini, Kristin Blancke, John Bray, Laurianne Bruneau, Andreas Catanese, Philip Denwood, Quentin Devers, Phuntsog Dorjay, Hubert Feiglstorfer, John Harrison, Neil and Kath Howard, Gerald Kozicz, Erberto Lo Bue, Filippo Lunardo, Kacho Mumtaz Ali Khan, Heinrich Poell, Tashi Ldawa Thsangspa and Martin Vernier.