The History of Afghanistan

The History of Afghanistan
Author: Meredith L. Runion
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 155
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780313337987
ISBN 13: 0313337985
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Provides general readers and students with an understanding of one of the most controversial nations in the contemporary world.

A Brief History of Afghanistan

A Brief History of Afghanistan
Author: Shaista Wahab,Barry Youngerman
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN 10: 1438108192
ISBN 13: 9781438108193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Afghanistan

Afghanistan
Author: Thomas Barfield
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2012-03-25
ISBN 10: 0691154414
ISBN 13: 9780691154411
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Afghanistan Book Review:

Afghanistan traces the historic struggles and the changing nature of political authority in this volatile region of the world, from the Mughal Empire in the sixteenth century to the Taliban resurgence today. Thomas Barfield introduces readers to the bewildering diversity of tribal and ethnic groups in Afghanistan, explaining what unites them as Afghans despite the regional, cultural, and political differences that divide them. He shows how governing these peoples was relatively easy when power was concentrated in a small dynastic elite, but how this delicate political order broke down in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries when Afghanistan's rulers mobilized rural militias to expel first the British and later the Soviets. Armed insurgency proved remarkably successful against the foreign occupiers, but it also undermined the Afghan government's authority and rendered the country ever more difficult to govern as time passed. Barfield vividly describes how Afghanistan's armed factions plunged the country into a civil war, giving rise to clerical rule by the Taliban and Afghanistan's isolation from the world. He examines why the American invasion in the wake of September 11 toppled the Taliban so quickly, and how this easy victory lulled the United States into falsely believing that a viable state could be built just as easily. Afghanistan is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how a land conquered and ruled by foreign dynasties for more than a thousand years became the "graveyard of empires" for the British and Soviets, and what the United States must do to avoid a similar fate.

The History of Afghanistan 6 vol set

The History of Afghanistan  6 vol  set
Author: Robert McChesney,Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 3180
Release: 2012-12-19
ISBN 10: 9004234985
ISBN 13: 9789004234987
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Sir?j al-taw?r?kh is the most important history of Afghanistan ever written. This pinnacle of the rich Afghan historiographic tradition is available in English translation, annotated, fully indexed, including an introduction, eight appendices, Persian-English and English-Persian glossaries, and bibliography.

History of Afghanistan

History of Afghanistan
Author: George Bruce Malleson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 456
Release: 1878
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951P00853620K
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Military History of Afghanistan

A Military History of Afghanistan
Author: Ali Ahmad Jalali
Publsiher: Modern War Studies (Hardcover)
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2017-03-17
ISBN 10: 9780700624072
ISBN 13: 0700624074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The first comprehensive history of over two centuries of warfare and international conflict in Afghanistan, including the Anglo-Afghan wars of the nineteenth century, the early twentieth century struggles over modernization, the fall of the last monarchy, the Soviet-Afghan War, and the twenty-first century US Global War on Terror.

Afghanistan

Afghanistan
Author: Stephen Tanner
Publsiher: Da Capo Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2009-04-28
ISBN 10: 0786722630
ISBN 13: 9780786722631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Afghanistan Book Review:

For over 2,500 years, the forbidding territory of Afghanistan has served as a vital crossroads for armies and has witnessed history-shaping clashes between civilizations: Greek, Arab, Mongol, and Tartar, and, in more recent times, British, Russian, and American. When U.S. troops entered Afghanistan in the weeks following September 11, 2001, they overthrew the Afghan Taliban regime and sent the terrorists it harbored on the run. But America's initial easy victory is in sharp contrast to the difficulties it faces today in confronting the Taliban resurgence. Originally published in 2002, Stephen Tanner's Afghanistan has now been completely updated to include the crucial turn of events since America first entered the country.

Afghanistan

Afghanistan
Author: Jonathan L. Lee
Publsiher: Reaktion Books
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2018-12-15
ISBN 10: 1789140196
ISBN 13: 9781789140194
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Located at the intersection of Asia and the Middle East, Afghanistan has been strategically important for thousands of years. Its ancient routes and strategic position between India, Inner Asia, China, Persia, and beyond has meant the region has been subject to frequent invasions, both peaceful and military. As a result, modern Afghanistan is a culturally and ethnically diverse country, but one divided by conflict, political instability, and by mass displacements of its people. In this magisterial illustrated history, Jonathan L. Lee tells the story of how a small tribal confederacy in a politically and culturally significant but volatile region became a modern nation state. Drawing on more than forty years of study, Lee places the current conflict in Afghanistan in its historical context and challenges many of the West’s preconceived ideas about the country. Focusing particularly on the powerful Durrani monarchy, which united the country in 1747 and ruled for nearly two and a half centuries, Lee chronicles the origins of the dynasty as clients of Safavid Persia and Mughal India: the reign of each ruler and their efforts to balance tribal, ethnic, regional, and religious factions; the struggle for social and constitutional reform; and the rise of Islamic and Communist factions. Along the way he offers new cultural and political insights from Persian histories, the memoirs of Afghan government officials, British government and India Office archives, and recently released CIA reports and Wikileaks documents. He also sheds new light on the country’s foreign relations, its internal power struggles, and the impact of foreign military interventions such as the “War on Terror.”

A Concise History of Afghanistan in 25 Volumes

A Concise History of Afghanistan in 25 Volumes
Author: Hamid Wahed Alikuzai
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 952
Release: 2013-10
ISBN 10: 1490714413
ISBN 13: 9781490714417
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Afghanistan Literature is World's greatest and richest - without Afghan- Literature no European (German, French, Spanish or English) Literature would exist today The Vedas, Zoroastrian, and Buddhist, among the oldest known Literature of Afghanistan, originating from the Great capital of Bactria present day Balkh, and Aria present day Herat, Sanskrit is the reference to the original history of Afghanistan. The Saxon Europeans' influence during the Great Games of the mid nineteenth century affected the Afghan language, religion and Territories' size, which previously had extended from India to North Africa at 2.6 million square kilometers. The Great Games continued at any cost evolving into present-day conflicts of 2013.

A Political and Diplomatic History of Afghanistan 1863 1901

A Political and Diplomatic History of Afghanistan  1863 1901
Author: M. Hasan Kakar
Publsiher: Brill's Inner Asian Library
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015064095956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Afghanistan emerged as a nation-state after Amir 'Abd al-Rahman Khan consolidated the central authority in its most formative period of its history in the late nineteenth century. All this at a time when the two expanding Russian and British empires were approaching Afghanistan in what is known as the Great Game for mastery over the Central Asian states.

The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-09-05
ISBN 10: 140882485X
ISBN 13: 9781408824856
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Over 21 million copies sold worldwide

Afghan Modern

Afghan Modern
Author: Robert D. Crews
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 393
Release: 2015-09-14
ISBN 10: 0674495764
ISBN 13: 9780674495760
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Rugged, remote, riven by tribal rivalries and religious violence, Afghanistan seems to many a forsaken country frozen in time. Robert Crews presents a bold challenge to this misperception. During their long history, Afghans have engaged and connected with a wider world, occupying a pivotal position in the Cold War and the decades that followed.

Afghanistan

Afghanistan
Author: Sir Martin Ewans,Martin Ewans
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 0415298261
ISBN 13: 9780415298261
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sir Martin Ewans, former Head of the British Chancery in Kabul, puts into an historical and contemporary context the series of tragic events that have impinged on Afghanistan in the past fifty years. The book examines the roots of these developments in Afghanistan's earlier history and external relationships, as well as their contemporary relevance, internally, regionally, and globally. The book also reviews in details the emergence of the Taliban, their ideology and their place within Islam, and examines Afghanistan's relevance in global issues, notably the nature of Islamic extremism, the international drugs trade and international terrorism. It ends with an analysis of the country post-Taliban.

Imagining Afghanistan

Imagining Afghanistan
Author: Nivi Manchanda
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2020-06-30
ISBN 10: 1108491235
ISBN 13: 9781108491235
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An innovative exploration of how colonial interventions in Afghanistan have been made possible through representations of the country as 'backward'.

Afghanistan and Central Asia

Afghanistan and Central Asia
Author: Martin Mccauley
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-04-29
ISBN 10: 1317869753
ISBN 13: 9781317869757
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Afghan crisis has grabbed the attention of the entire world, and underlined the desperate need in the West for a better understanding of the region and its challenges in the face of increasingly militant interpretations of Islam. Carved up and fought over by the British and Tsarist Russia in the nineteenth century, and under Soviet domination for much of the twentieth, the lonely passes, deserts and peoples of the five Central Asian republics have remained shrouded in obscurity. Even Afghanistan, the site of almost constant conflict since the Soviet invasion of 1978, is little known beyond the media images of the Islamic fundamentalist Taliban movement. Martin McCauley draws on his vast knowledge of the region and its history to provide a clear and highly readable account of Afghanistan and the Central Asian republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tasikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, from their medieval pasts to the unpredictable present. Illuminating languages and landscapes, cultures and society, he examines the rise of militant Islam and its impact on the region, the push and pull of global economics and politics, and possibilities for stability in an inherently unstable part of the world.

Humanitarian Invasion

Humanitarian Invasion
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 1107112079
ISBN 13: 9781107112070
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Afghanistan s Islam

Afghanistan s Islam
Author: Nile Green
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2016-12-12
ISBN 10: 0520294130
ISBN 13: 9780520294134
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"This book provides the first ever overview of the history and development of Islam in Afghanistan. It covers every era from the conversion of Afghanistan through the medieval and early modern periods to the present day. Based on primary sources in Arabic, Persian, Pashto, Urdu and Uzbek, its depth and scope of coverage is unrivalled by any existing publication on Afghanistan. As well as state-sponsored religion, the chapters cover such issues as the rise of Sufism, Sharia, women's religiosity, transnational Islamism and the Taliban. Islam has been one of the most influential social and political forces in Afghan history. Providing idioms and organizations for both anti-state and anti-foreign mobilization, Islam has proven to be a vital socio-political resource in modern Afghanistan. Even as it has been deployed as the national cement of a multi-ethnic 'Emirate' and then 'Islamic Republic,' Islam has been no less a destabilizing force in dividing Afghan society. Yet despite the universal scholarly recognition of the centrality of Islam to Afghan history, its developmental trajectories have received relatively little sustained attention outside monographs and essays devoted to particular moments or movements. To help develop a more comprehensive, comparative and developmental picture of Afghanistan's Islam from the eighth century to the present, this edited volume brings together specialists on different periods, regions and languages. Each chapter forms a case study 'snapshot' of the Islamic beliefs, practices, institutions and authorities of a particular time and place in Afghanistan"--Provided by publishe

The Wars of Afghanistan

The Wars of Afghanistan
Author: Peter Tomsen
Publsiher: PublicAffairs
Total Pages: 912
Release: 2013-12-10
ISBN 10: 1610394127
ISBN 13: 9781610394123
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wars of Afghanistan Book Review:

As Ambassador and Special Envoy on Afghanistan from 1989 to 1992, Peter Tomsen has had close relationships with Afghan leaders and has dealt with senior Taliban, warlords, and religious leaders involved in the region's conflicts over the last two decades. Now Tomsen draws on a rich trove of never-before-published material to shed new light on the American involvement in the long and continuing Afghan war. This book offers a deeply informed perspective on how Afghanistan's history as a “shatter zone” for foreign invaders and its tribal society have shaped the modern Afghan narrative. It brings to life the appallingly misinformed secret operations by foreign intelligence agencies, including the Soviet NKVD and KGB, the Pakistani ISI, and the CIA. American policy makers, Tomsen argues, still do not understand Afghanistan; nor do they appreciate how the CIA's covert operations and the Pentagon's military strategy have strengthened extremism in the country. At this critical time, he shows how the U.S. and the coalition it leads can assist the region back to peace and stability.

The History of Afghanistan 2nd Edition

The History of Afghanistan  2nd Edition
Author: Meredith L. Runion
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2017-04-24
ISBN 10: 1610697782
ISBN 13: 9781610697781
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of Afghanistan 2nd Edition Book Review:

This chronological account traces the history of Afghanistan from pre-civilization to present-day events and considers the future of democracy in Afghanistan. • Includes an additional chapter on the events of the past 10 years, covering modern Afghanistan and its people • Features Operation Neptune Spear, the Central Intelligence Agency-led operation responsible for the death of Osama bin Laden • Provides an updated timeline of key events, including those that have occurred since the first edition

Us Pakistan Relationship

Us Pakistan Relationship
Author: A Z Hilali
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN 10: 1351876236
ISBN 13: 9781351876230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Us Pakistan Relationship Book Review:

Hilali provides an excellent study into the US-Pakistan partnership under the Reagan administration. The book explores the causes of Pakistan's involvement in the Afghanistan war and the United States' support to prevent Soviet adventurism. It shows that Pakistan was the principal channel through which assistance was provided to Afghan freedom fighters; it also provided access to its military bases to use against the Soviet Union. The study looks at the consequences of the war on Pakistan and explains how it became enmeshed within its domestic politics. Furthermore, it evaluates the role of Pakistan as a key partner in the global coalition against terrorism and discusses how General Pervez Musharraf brought about Pakistan's development towards a progressive, moderate and democratic society. Ideally suited to courses on foreign policy.