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Afghanistan : a cultural and political history

Author: Thomas Jefferson Barfield
Publisher: Princeton[u.a.] : Princeton Univ. Press, 2012.
Series: Princeton studies in Muslim politics
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 9. print., and first paperback printView all editions and formats
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Jefferson Barfield
ISBN: 9780691154411 0691154414 9780691145686 0691145687
OCLC Number: 799003488
Description: XI, 389 Seiten : Karten.
Contents: List of Illustrations vii Preface ix Introduction 1 Chapter One: People and Places 17 Chapter Two: Conquering and Ruling Premodern Afghanistan 66 Chapter Three: Anglo-Afghan Wars and State Building in Afghanistan 110 Chapter Four: Afghanistan in the Twentieth Century: State and Society in Conflict 164 Chapter Five: Afghanistan Enters the Twenty- first Century 272 Chapter Six: Some Conclusions 337 Notes 351 References 359 Index 367
Series Title: Princeton studies in Muslim politics
Responsibility: Thomas Barfield.

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