Central Eurasia in Context
Central Eurasia embodies a rich historical legacy that includes some of the world’s greatest art, epic literature, vast empires, nomadic peoples, great urban centers – manifested in a diverse array of cultures and nationalities. For millennia the economic and cultural crossroads of the immense Eurasian land mass, this region has exerted a powerful influence on the history of Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Combining abundant natural resources and daunting terrain, alternately ignored and coveted by outside powers, this continental heartland is marked by many fault lines of historical and contemporary global conflict and plays a vital role in world politics. Yet for all its importance, Central Eurasia remains insufficiently explored by modern scholarship. Central Eurasia in Context provides a unique and valuable venue for the publication and promotion of the best scholarly work on and from this region.
Acquiring Editor: Peter Kracht
Douglas NorthropUniversity of Michigan
Douglas Northrop is professor of history and Middle East studies at the University of Michigan. He is the author of An Imperial World: Empires and Colonies Since 1750, coauthor of Transition to Democracy: Political Change in the Soviet Union, 1987-1991, and editor of A Companion to World History. He is also author of Veiled Empire: Gender and Power in Stalinist Central Asia, which won the Bruce Lincoln Book Prize and the Heldt Prize. Northrop is coeditor of the Cambridge Comparative World History series from Cambridge University Press.