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A brief history of Afghanistan

Author: Shaista Wahab; Barry Youngerman
Publisher: New York : Facts on File, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Examines how this once isolated country became entangled in a lengthy and controversial global conflict and provides extensive background information to enable readers to understand the current situation in Afghanistan.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wahab, Shaista.
Brief history of Afghanistan.
New York : Facts on File, ©2010
(DLC) 2010019656
(OCoLC)460053430
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shaista Wahab; Barry Youngerman
ISBN: 9781438133454 1438133456
OCLC Number: 671655158
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 354 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction: no longer remote --
1. Land and people --
2. Early history (prehistory-651) --
3. From the rise of Islam to the Afghan State (651-1747) --
4. The birth of Modern Afghanistan (1747-1901) --
5. Twentieth-century monarchy (1901-1973) --
6. A coup and a revolution (1973-1978) --
7. Soviet Afghanistan (1979-1989) --
8. Afghanistan in rebellion (1978-1992) --
9. Mujahideen rule (1992-1996) --
10. The Taliban era (1996-2001) --
11. A new chance (2001-2010) --
12. Renewed crisis (2001-2010).
Responsibility: Shaista Wahab and Barry Youngerman.

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Offering a clear, concise account of this country's historical and cultural heritage, from 3000 BCE to the present, this insightful book explores the culture and politics of the Pashtun tribes whose  Read more...

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