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Afghan history through Afghan eyes

Author: Nile Green
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recent international intervention in Afghanistan has reproduced familiar versions of the Afghan national story, from repeatedly doomed invasions to perpetual fault lines of ethnic division. Yet almost no attention has been paid to the ways in which Afghans have made sense of their history themselves. Radically questioning received ideas about how to understand Afghanistan, Afghan History Through Afghan Eyes asks how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nile Green
ISBN: 9780190492236 0190492236 9780190247782 0190247789
OCLC Number: 951230138
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2016.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: Introduction: A History of Afghan Historiography (Nile Green) 1. Afghan Polities and the Indo-Persian Literary Realm: The Durrani Rulers and Their Portrayal in Eighteenth-Century Historiography (Christine Noelle-Karimi) 2. Tarikh-i Ahmad Shahi: The First History of 'Afghanistan' (Amin Tarzi) 3. 'The Bottomless Inkwell': The Life and Perilous Times of Fayz Muhammad 'Katib' Hazara (Robert D. McChesney) 4. Archaeology in the Reign of Amanullah: The Difficult Birth of a National Heritage Annick Fenet (translated by Nile Green) 5. From Patriot to Port-City Poet: Mahmud Tarzi in Istanbul (Thomas Wide) 6. Writing National History: Afghan Historiography in the Twentieth Century (Senzil Nawid) 7. Reclaiming the Past: The Tawarikh-i Hafiz Rahmat Khani and Pashtun Historiography (Robert Nichols) 8. Uzbek Oral Histories of Migration and War: Remembering the Early Twentieth Century in Northern Afghanistan (Ingeborg Baldauf) Afterword (Farzin Vejdani)
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The past in the present constrains and enables our visions of ourselves as inheritors and makers of history and identity. Afghan History Through Afghan Eyes, drawing on Afghan discourse and texts, Read more...

 
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