S. Frederick Starr

S. Frederick Starr ( born March 24, 1940 as Stephen Frederick Starr ) is an American scientist and jazz musician.


Starr received his BA degree in 1962 from Yale University and a Ph.D. from Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey. He is fluent in Russian and has so far (2011) wrote more than 20 books and over 200 articles on Russia and Eurasian issues, particularly Afghanistan, Xinjiang ( Xinjiang ) and its culture and people, as well as the Central Asian and Caucasus republics.

Starr began his relationship with the Turkic peoples as an archaeologist in Turkey and, together with George F. Kennan and James Billington, the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, which led to the first intensive contacts of Politikorschern from the USA with Central Asia. He was vice president of Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. It can still stir his close relations with the traditional New Orleans jazz. With the Louisiana Repertory Jazz Ensemble Starr has played across the U.S., in 1983 made ​​a tour of France and the Soviet Union and then occurred in the years with the band on TV in Italy, Japan and Sweden. About New Orleans and Louisiana, the music of this country and its cuisine Starr has published a dozen books.

Starr was an advisor to three Presidents of the United States on issues of Russia or the Soviet Union and Central Asia. He also completed two studies for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the United States to Afghanistan, Central Asia and the Caucasus. He is a professor at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC, which is Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland affiliated.


To Eurasia and international relations:

  • Decentralization and Self -Government in Russia, 1830-1870. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey 1972, ISBN 0-691-03090-1.
  • As editor: Russia 's American Colony. Duke University Press, Durham, Oklahoma, 1987, ISBN 0-8223-0688-3.
  • (Ed.): Xingjiang: China 's Muslim Borderland. Central Asia- Caucasus Institute. M.E. Sharpe, Armonk, NY 2004, ISBN 0-7656-1317-4.
  • The New Silk Roads: Transport and Trade in Greater Central Asia. Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC 2007, ISBN 91-85473-35-9.
  • With Forte E. Cornell (ed.): The Guns of August 2008: Russia 's War in Georgia. Sharpe, Armonk, NY 2008, ISBN 978-0-7656-2508-3.
  • Ferghana Valley: The Heart of Central Asia. Central Asia- Caucasus Institute. Sharpe, Armonk, New York 2011, ISBN 978-0-7656-2998-2.
  • Lost Enlightenment. Central Asia's Golden Age from the Arab Conquest to Tamerlane. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, USA, 2013, ISBN 978-0-691-15773-3.

To Louisiana and Jazz:

  • Red and Hot: The Fate of Jazz in the Soviet Union from 1917 to 1980. Oxford University Press, New York 1983, ISBN 0-19-503163-6. German: Red and Hot: Jazz in Russia from 1917 to 1980. Hannibal, Vienna 1990, ISBN 3-85445-062-1.
  • (Ed.): Oberlin Book of band object. Preservation Press, Washington, DC, 1987, ISBN 0-89133 -128 X.
  • Southern Comfort: The Garden District of New Orleans. MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1989, ISBN 0-262-19283-7.
  • Bamboula! The Life and Times of Louis Moreau Gottschalk. University of Illinois Press, 2000, ISBN 0-252-06876-9.
  • New Orleans Cuisine: Fourteen Signature Dishes and heir Histories. University of Mississippi, Jackson, Mississippi 2009, ISBN 978-1-60473-127-9.

On other topics:

  • Hans -Heinrich Herwarth of field Please: Against two evils. Memoirs of a Diplomat- Soldier falling on the Third Reich. Rawson Wade, New York City 1981, ISBN 0-89256-154-8.
  • Foreword to: Angelica Zander Rudenstine (ed.): Russian Avant- Garde Art: The George Costakis Collection. Abrams, NY, ISBN 0-8109-1556-1. German: Russian avant-garde art from the George Costakis collection. DuMont, Cologne 1982, ISBN 3-7701-1390- X.