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Afghanistan : a history from 1260 to the present

Author: Jonathan L Lee
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2018.
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"Located at the intersection of Asia and the Middle East, Afghanistan has been strategically important for thousands of years. Its ancient trade routes and strategic position between India, Inner Asia, China, Persia and beyond has meant the region has been subject to frequent invasions. Modern Afghanistan is a culturally and ethnically diverse country, but one divided by conflict, political instability and by mass  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Geschiedenis (vorm)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan L Lee
ISBN: 9781789140101 1789140102
OCLC Number: 1064944466
Description: 780 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits, genealogical tables ; 24 cm
Contents: Afghan sultanates, 1260-1732 --
Nadir Shah and the Afghans, 1732-47 --
Ahmad Shah and the Durrani Empire, 1747-72 --
Fragmentation: Timur Shah and his successors, 1772-1824 --
Afghanistan and the Indus frontier, 1824-39 --
The death of the 'Great Experiment', 1839-43 --
The pursuit of 'scientific frontiers', 1843-79 --
'Reducing the disorderly people', 1879-1901 --
Reform and repression, 1901-19 --
Dreams melted into air, 1919-29 --
Backs to the future, 1929-33 --
A house divided, 1933-73 --
Republicanism, revolution and resistance, 1973-94 --
'Between the dragon and his wrath', 1994-2017 --
Responsibility: Jonathan L. Lee.


Afghanistan: A History from 1260 to the Present tells the story of how a small tribal confederacy became a modern nation state. Jonathan L. Lee places the current conflict in Afghanistan in its  Read more...


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'An epic achievement: at once a model of clarity, accuracy and balance and a testament to Jonathan Lee's learning and life-long erudition in Afghan primary sources. Authoritative and remarkably Read more...

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