University of Pittsburgh Press
Douglas Northrop, Editor
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.
The University of Pittsburgh Press is pleased to announce a new multi-disciplinary series, Central Eurasia in Context that will provide a unique and valuable venue for the publication and promotion of the best scholarly work on, and from, this region.