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The Afghans

Author: Willem Vogelsang
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell Publishers, 2002.
Series: Peoples of Asia.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

In the 1960s and 70s Afghanistan was depicted in the media as the romantic haven of nomads and a resort for hashish--smoking hippies; in the 80s it was seen as a country where brave warriors fought  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Willem Vogelsang
ISBN: 0631198415 9780631198413
OCLC Number: 185384640
Description: 382 s. : illustrations, kartor.
Contents: List of Illustrations. Figures. List of Maps. Preface. Up and Down the Hindu Kush. The Peoples of Afghanistan. The Early Years. The Advent of the Indo--Iranian Speaking Peoples. Archaeology and the Indo--Iranians. Scythian Horsemen. Opening up to the West. The Greeks. Northern Rulers. The Reassertion of the Iranian West. The Advent of Islam. The Iranian Dynasties. The Mongols. Towards the Kingdom of Afghanistan. The Sadozay Dynasty. War with Britain. The Dynasty of Amir a Abd Al--Rahman Khan. Changing Afghanistan. The Years of Communism. After the Soviets. Epilogue. Bibliography. Index
Series Title: Peoples of Asia.
Responsibility: Willem Vogelsang.


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"Vogelsang ... has produced a valuable overview of Afghan history and archaeology...[his] book reminds readers that Afghanistana s rich history and culture warrant far more attention than merely as a Read more...

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