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The Taliban and the crisis of Afghanistan

Author: Robert D Crews; Amin Tarzi
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008.
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[This book] explores ... how has a seemingly anachronistic band of religious zealots managed to retain a tenacious foothold in the struggle for Afghanistan's future ... [It] investigates ... questions relating to the character of the Taliban, its evolution over time, and its capacity to affect the future of the region.--Dust jacket.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Taliban and the crisis of Afghanistan.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)608490584
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert D Crews; Amin Tarzi
ISBN: 9780674026902 067402690X 9780674032248 0674032241
OCLC Number: 154669125
Description: vi, 430 p. : maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Explaining the Taliban's ability to mobilize the Pashtuns / Abdulkader Sinno --
The rise and fall of the Taliban / Neamatollah Nojumi --
The Taliban, women, and the Hegelian private sphere / Juan R.I. Cole --
Taliban and Talibanism in historical perspective / M. Nazif Shahrani --
Remembering the Taliban / Lutz Rzehak --
Fraternity, power, and time in Central Asia / Robert L. Canfield --
Moderate Taliban? / Robert D. Crews --
The Neo-Taliban / Amin Tarzi --
Epilogue : Afghanistan and the Pax Americana / Atiq Sarwari, Robert D. Crews.
Responsibility: edited by Robert D. Crews and Amin Tarzi.
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Shows how the Taliban was less an attempt to revive a medieval theocracy than a dynamic, complex, and adaptive force rooted in the history of Afghanistan and shaped by international politics. This  Read more...

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Introduction 1. Explaining the Taliban's Abiity to Mobilize the Pashtuns 2. The rise and Fall of the Taliban 3. The Taliban, Women, and the Hegelian Perspective 5. Remembering the Taliban 6. Fraternity, Power, and Time in Central Asia 7. Moderate Taliban? 8. The Neo- Taliban Epilogue: Afghanistan and the Pax Americanas

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