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Ancient Persia

  1. The Archaeology of Elam: Second Edition by D. T. Potts - 899 pages
  2. Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C. by Peter Green - 672 pages
  3. Early Christian Monastic Literature and the Babylonian Talmud by Michal Bar-Asher Siegal - 496 pages
  4. The Nativist Prophets of Early Islamic Iran by Patricia Crone (550 BC-1501 AD) - 1,155 pages
  5. Empires of Ancient Eurasia by Craig Benjamin (100 BC-250 AD) - 488 pages
  6. Seeing Islam as Others Saw It: A Survey and Evaluation of Christian, Jewish and Zoroastrian Writings on Early Islam by Robert G. Hoyland (620-780 AD) - 893 pages
  7. Shahnameh by Abolqasem Ferdowsi & Dick Davis - 1,040 pages

Medieval Iraq

  1. The Lands of the Eastern Caliphate by Guy Le Strange (636-1405 AD) - 578 pages
  2. Baghdad by Justin Marozzi (700-2000 AD) - 536 pages
  3. Virtues of the Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal by Michael Cooperson (855 AD/1200 AD) - 544 + 592 = 1,136 pages
  4. Christianity in Fifteenth-Century Iraq by Thomas A. Carlson (1400s AD)- 608 pages
  5. Persian Art by Vladimir Lukonin & Anatoly Ivanov - 573 page

Islamic Iran

  1. The New Muslims of Post-Conquest Iran by Sarah Bowen Savant (600s-1000s AD) - 530 pages
  2. The Glad Tidings by Shaykh Emadul Deen Al-Tabari - 500 pages
  3. Iran and the Deccan by Keelan Overton (1400-1700 AD) - 468 pages
  4. The Monetary History of Iran: From the Safavids to the Qajars by Rudi Matthee - 489 pages
  5. Iran At War by Kaveh Farrokh (1500-1988 AD) - 488 pages
  6. Superstition as Ideology in Iranian Politics by Ali Rahnema (1500s-2000 AD) - 546 pages
  7. Iran by Abbas Amanat (1501-2009 AD) - 996 pages

Entire Region

  1. The Horse, the Wheel, and Language by David W. Anthony - 568 pages
  2. Empires of the Silk Road by Christopher I. Beckwith - 512 pages
  3. Tales of the Narts by John Colarusso, Tamirlan Salbiev & Walter May - 512 pages
  4. Tamta's World by Antony Eastmond (1200s AD) - 678 pages
  5. The Struggle for the Eurasian Borderlands by Alfred J. Rieber (Habsburg 1526-1918 AD, Russian 1462-1918 AD, Ottoman 1299-1918 AD, Iranian 1501-1918 AD, and Qing 1644-1918 AD Empires) - 1,138 pages

Western Central Asia

  1. Turkestan down to the Mongol Invasion by W. Barthold (late 600s-early 1200s AD) - 574 pages
  2. Non-Muslim Provinces under Early Islam by Alison Vacca - 563 pages (700s-800s AD)
  3. Lost Enlightenment by S. Frederick Starr (800-1200 AD) - 680 pages
  4. Hudud al-'Alam 'The Regions of the World' - A Persian Geography 372 A.H. (982 AD) by V. V. Minorsky - 596 pages
  5. The Festal Works of St. Gregory of Narek by Abraham Terian (1003 AD) - 464 pages
  6. The Bukharan Crisis by Scott C. Levi (1700-1750 AD)- 588 pages
  7. Edge of Empires by Donald Rayfield - 479 pages

Eastern Central Asia

  1. Buton's History of Buddhism in India and Its Spread to Tibet by Buton Rinchen Drup 500 BC-1200s AD - 464 pages
  2. The Tibetan History Reader by Gray Tuttle (600s-1951 AD) - 752 pages
  3. The Epic of Gesar of Ling by Robin Kornman, Sangye Khandro & Lama Chonam (1100s AD) - 680 pages
  4. King of the Empty Plain by Cyrus Stearns (1385-1509 AD) - 700 pages
  5. Mission to Tibet by Ippolito Desideri, Leonard Zwilling & Michael J Sweet (1684-1733 AD) - 900 pages
  6. Nepal Through the Ages by Ram Niwas Pandey - 459 pages

Mongols

  1. Genghis Khan by Frank McLynn (1227 AD) - 704 pages
  2. Kublai Khan by John Man (1215-1294 AD) - 480 pages
  3. The Mongols and the Islamic World by Peter Jackson - 448 pages

Northern Central Asia

  1. East of the Sun by Benson Bobrick - 460 pages
  2. Arctic Mirrors by Yuri Slezkine - 476 pages
  3. The Soviet Far East in Antiquity by Henry N. Michael & Alexei P. Okladnikov - 624 pages
  4. A History of Russia, Central Asia and Mongolia, Volume II by David Christian (1260-2000 AD) - 656 pages