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A Brief History of Afghanistan - Brief History S. (Hardback)
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A Brief History of Afghanistan - Brief History S. (Hardback)

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Hardback 368 Pages / Published: 30/09/2010
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Afghanistan has long been considered a remote and uninviting country to all but its closest neighbors. This lightly populated agricultural and pastoral nation has guarded its independence in the age of European imperialism thanks in large part to its limited perceived value. Political isolation - reinforced by a conservative tribal culture - kept most of the cultural and economic changes of the modern world at bay. Slowly, however, modern ways and values began to penetrate into the capital city of Kabul.

A Brief History of Afghanistan, Second Edition examines this country's isolation and how it found itself involved in 30 years of war and anarchy. This updated resource provides extensive background information so readers can understand the issues and make informed judgments of their own. Offering a clear, concise account of this country's historical and cultural heritage, from 3000 BCE to the present, this insightful book explores the culture and politics of the Pashtun tribes whose homeland extends across much of Afghanistan and northern Pakistan, as well as the Taliban insurgency and the relationship between local leaders and the central government in Kabul.

Coverage includes:The rise of Islam to the establishment of the Afghan stateThe birth of modern AfghanistanThe 20th-century monarchyTwo revolutionsSoviet AfghanistanAfghanistan in rebellionMujahideen ruleThe Taliban eraAfghanistan under KarzaiThe Taliban resurgence.

Publisher: Facts On File Inc
ISBN: 9780816082186
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition

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