The Dust of Empire. The Race for Mastery in The Asian Heartland.

Meyer, Karl E. & Shareen Brysag.

Book ID: 18496

ISBN:      1586480480


8vo. xviii, 252 pp., [1], photographs, end paper maps, cloth in d/w, notes, biblio, index, copy in very good condition, Century Foundation, Public Affairs, New York, first edition, 2003.


An examination of the “historical impact of the Western encounter with Central Asia’s fragile and volatile nations. Blending scholarship with reportage, Meyer provides fascinating detail about regions and peoples now of urgent concern to America: the five Central Asian republics, the Caspian and the Caucasus, Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and long-dominant Russia.”

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