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Afghan Modern: The History of a Global Nation (Hardback)
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Afghan Modern: The History of a Global Nation (Hardback)

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Hardback 330 Pages / Published: 22/09/2015
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Rugged, remote, riven by tribal rivalries and religious violence, Afghanistan seems to many a forsaken country frozen in time. Robert Crews presents a bold challenge to this misperception. During their long history, Afghans have engaged and connected with a wider world, occupying a pivotal position in the Cold War and the decades that followed.

Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674286092
Number of pages: 330
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 221 x 147 x 30 mm


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An exceptional book that, for the first time, places Afghan history on the global stage. Deeply researched and highly accessible, Afghan Modern illustrates the many ways that Afghan society has long been engaged with globalizing forces and explores how these forces shaped Afghanistan from the sixteenth century to the modern day.--Scott C. Levi, author of Caravans: Indian Merchants on the Silk Road
In a remarkable achievement, Crews shows us how Afghanistan has been an integral part of imperial, international, and now global circuits of politics and culture. Clearing away tenacious stereotypes about Afghan society's domination by tribe, clan, and village, he demonstrates why recent military and humanitarian interventions based on such categories have been disastrous and why Afghan nationalism is likely to survive the violent adventurism that has marked the country's modern history.--Faisal Devji, author of Muslim Zion and The Impossible Indian
A comprehensive history of the country... [Crews] dispels the clich s that have attached themselves to our language and imagery of the country... Afghan Modern [is] required reading for generals, policy-makers, NGOs and journalists.--Heidi Kingstone"Standpoint" (03/01/2016)

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