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Afghanistan : a cultural and political history

Author: Thomas J Barfield
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2012.
Series: Princeton studies in Muslim politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Traces the political history of Afghanistan from the sixteenth century to the present, looking at what has united the people as well as the regional, cultural, and political differences that divide them.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas J Barfield
ISBN: 9780691154411 0691154414
OCLC Number: 775028295
Description: xi, 389 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: People --
Conquering and ruling pre-modern Afghanistan --
Anglo-Afghan Wars and state building in Afghanistan --
Afghanistan in the twentieth century : state and society in conflict --
Afghanistan enters the twenty-first century --
Some conclusions.
Series Title: Princeton studies in Muslim politics.
Responsibility: Thomas Barfield.


Traces the historic struggles and the changing nature of political authority in Afghanistan, from the Mughal Empire in the sixteenth century to the Taliban resurgence today. This title introduces  Read more...


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"[I]mpressive."--Christopher de Bellaigue, New York Review of Books "This book is an authoritative and well-written summary of what we might call the majority view. There is a streak in this book, Read more...

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