Vol.2. No.2 2013

Volume 2. Issue 2. March 2013.

Contents

  1. Fabiana Dimpflmeier (Sapienza University of Rome; & University of Aberdeen) On the Shaping of the Italian Identity of the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century. Travel and Anthropological Notes.
  2. Razi Ashraf (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London) Ottoman-Mughul Political Relations circa 1500 to 1923.
  3. Alex Calvo (European University, Barcelona,) Prospects and Challenges for Increased Russian Coal Sales to Japan.
  4. Sevket Hylton Akyildiz (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London) Book review: Gul Berna Ozcan, Building States and Markets – Enterprise Developments in Central Asia (London: Palgrove MacMillan, 2010, pp. 291. ISBN978-1-4039-9161-4. pp. 291., £50.00 hb).

The Articles

Fabiana Dimpflmeier (Sapienza University of Rome; & University of Aberdeen) On the Shaping of the Italian Identity of the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century. Travel and Anthropological Notes.

During the second half of the nineteenth century, shortly after the reunification of Italy, immediately before the beginning of the Italian colonial settlement along the eastern coast of Africa, the navy vessel Pirocorvetta Magenta was the first to circumnavigate the globe. This was the beginning of a period of Italian presence on the international seas geared to building diplomatic contacts, helping to find countrymen and Italian explorers missing in different parts of the world, and looking for potential colonies. For the first time after the Maritime Republics, and after a long period of terrestrial enclosure, Italy started to project again her dreams on the sea, slowly igniting the possibility of building a maritime power on the Mediterranean Sea that could support her new presence in the European and international contest. A particular ‘sea mystic’ that silently influenced the empowerment of the Italian Navy, playing a strategic part in the Italian nation building process and early intermingling with Italian colonial ambitions.

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Fabiana Dimpflmeier – TESS EURASIA JOURNAL Vol 2 No 2 March 2013

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Razi Ashraf (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London) Ottoman-Mughul Political Relations circa 1500 to 1923.

The early modern world saw developments in the power of the emergence of Muslim empires that replaced the fragmented tribal alliances and minor Sultanates. These great empires namely the Ottomans, Safavids, the Uzbeks and the Mughals all shared Central Asian Turkic political traditions apart from Persian aesthetic understandings and a vision of conquest rooted in Mongol aspirations of a world empire.

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Ashraf Razi – TESS EURASIA JOURNAL Vol 2 No 2 March 2013

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Alex Calvo (European University, Barcelona,) Prospects and Challenges for Increased Russian Coal Sales to Japan

Last year’s [2011] earthquake and tsunami in Japan resulted in Fukushima’s nuclear incident,ultimately casting a shadow over the future of the country’s atomic industry. At the time of writing, all nuclear power stations are offline, and the prospects for restarting them do not look that bright, in the face of public hostility and reluctance by many local authorities. The resulting gap between electricity production and consumption has led to a number of measures, among them rolling blackouts last summer, which some voices are warning may be back later this year. While Tokyo still has not drawn up a comprehensive strategy in the energy arena, comprising not only a ultimate answer to the nuclear question but also, should that be negative, an outline of how to make up for the resulting short fall, a number of measures have been taken. Chief among them,Japan has experienced a notable surge in oil and LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) imports, much of it from Russia.

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Alex Calvo – TESS EURASIA JOURNAL Vol 2 No 2 March 2013

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Sevket Hylton Akyildiz (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London) Book review: Gul Berna Ozcan, Building States and Markets – Enterprise Developments in Central Asia (London: Palgrove MacMillan, 2010, pp. 291. ISBN978-1-4039-9161-4. pp. 291., £50.00 hb).

PDF Article available here: Sevket Akyildiz book review of Gul Berna Ozcan TESS EURASIA JOURNAL Vol 2 No 2 March 2013

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