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Explore Turkic Central Asia

New in May! A wide range of books for you to explore the "stans" of Central Asia.


Guidebooks, history, current affairs.

Sharpen your knowledge of Central Asia with some fascinating new titles.



Aurel Stein and Sven Hedin spear-headed the exploration of Central Asia in the beginning of the 20th century. A new book deals with Aurel Stein on the Silk Road . Sven Hedin's classics are now available: My Life as an Explorer , The Silk Road , and The Trail of War .

Understand the background to today's world with Silk Road: Monks, Warriors and Merchants , and Islam and the Russian Empire .

Controversy has dogged the region: from Setting the East Ablaze in the 19th century to the very current Murder in Samarkand .

In Out of Steppe Daniel Metcalfe meets the people of the region. Traces in the Desert contains Christoph Baumer's impressions.

Full-colour travel guides include Afghanistan: a Companion and Guide , Kazakhstan , and Tajikstan and the High Pamirs .

Explore the full range in our Central Asia section .


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