A Modern History : Monarchy, Despotism or Democracy? : the Problems of Governance in the Muslim Tradition

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Baker & Taylor
A comprehensive study of the history of Afghanistan considers how it reflects major world movements, offering insight into its troubled past and noting its role in international current events. 10,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
Afghanistan has dominated world news since September 11th 2001, as it did during the Soviet occupation of 1979-89. Indeed, Afghanistan has long been the focal point of East-West relations, particularly during the 19th and early 20th centuries when its mountain ranges provided the arena where the world's greatest powers sought to expand their influence. Squeezed between four empires--Russia, China, India, and Persia--Afghanistan's tortured history provides an extraordinary glimpse into the patterns of world movements. Today Afghanistan sits at the pivot of a region where new spheres of influence are taking shape as the U.S. positions itself into becoming a major player in Central Asia. The first serious history of modern Afghanistan, this book is of vital importance for understanding the country's current crisis and is essential reading for historians, policy makers, and all those interested in the state of the world today.

& Taylor

A history of modern Afghanistan traces the country's development from the accession of Abdul Rahman Khan in 1880 to the end of the Taliban regime in 2001 and the building of a new governement structure in 2002.

Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, ©2003
ISBN: 9781417564439
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xviii, 301 pages) : maps


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