Cambridge Middle East Library: Islam and Resistance in Afghanistan Series Number 8 (Paperback)
  • Cambridge Middle East Library: Islam and Resistance in Afghanistan Series Number 8 (Paperback)
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Cambridge Middle East Library: Islam and Resistance in Afghanistan Series Number 8 (Paperback)

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Paperback 284 Pages / Published: 22/11/1990
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In this new edition, Olivier Roy expands his penetrating study of the history, ideology and structures of the Afghan resistance movement to mid-1989. He examines the evolution of the military and political situation inside Afghanistan during the last years of the Soviet presence and discusses relations between the Afghan resistance and the Islamic fundamentalist movement. The situation created by the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan is also explored, and in a new conclusion Professor Roy assesses to what extent the war has altered the traditional fabric of Afghan society.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521397001
Number of pages: 284
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
Some reviews of the first edition: 'This is the most instructive study of the Afghan response to Marxist rule and Soviet intervention published to date. It is based on Roy's several lengthy visits threoughout Afghanistan between 1980 and 1985 ... this is preeminently a study of Afghan society, religion and politics in an elemental struggle for cultural and national survival.' South Asia
'This superb book ... has instantly become the standard reference work on the subject.' Religion in Communist Lands
"Roy, a French anthropologist who has made annual trips to Afghanistan since the 1980 Soviet invasion, blends the knowledge of the specialist with the timely information of the traveler to produce a brilliant and very important study of the Mujahidin." Orbis
"Olivier Roy...mixes the knowledge of the specialist with the timely information of the traveler, and the combination is extremely impressive. Islam and Resistance in Afghanistan...explains the context of the mujahidin and the factors that will decide their fate." Daniel Pipes, The Wall Street Journal
"This is a welcome English translation of the book published in 1985 by the foremost French 'Afghanologist' Olivier Roy. It provides a penetrating and very detailed analysis of the Afghan struggle...The English version is clear and reads well..." Asian Affairs

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