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The Afghans

Author: Willem Vogelsang
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Publishers, 2001.
Series: Peoples of Asia.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the 1960s and 1970s Afghanistan was depicted in the media as the romantic haven of nomads and a resort for hashish-smoking hippies; in the 80s it was seen as a country where brave warriors fought against the 'evil' Soviet empire, and in the 90s was redrawn as a semi-feudal land ruled by warlords and Islamic fundamentalists. In September 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States thrust the country to the fore
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Willem Vogelsang
ISBN: 0631198415 9780631198413
OCLC Number: 222868447
Description: pages cm.
Contents: 1. Up and Down the Hindu Kush --
2. The Peoples of Afghanistan --
3. The Early Years --
4. The Advent of the Indo-Iranian Speaking Peoples --
5. Archaeology and the Indo-Iranians --
6. Scythian Horsemen --
7. Opening up to the West --
8. The Greeks --
9. Northern Rulers --
10. The Reassertion of the Iranian West --
11. The Advent of Islam --
12. The Iranian Dynasties --
13. The Mongols --
14. Towards the Kingdom of Afghanistan --
15. The Sadozay Dynasty --
16. War with Britain --
17. The Dynasty of Amir 'Abd al-Rahman Khan --
18. Changing Afghanistan --
19. The Years of Communism --
20. After the Soviets.
Series Title: Peoples of Asia.
Responsibility: Willem Vogelsang.

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