Afghanistan: A New History / Edition 2

Afghanistan: A New History / Edition 2

by Sir Martin Ewans, Martin Ewans
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415298261

ISBN-13: 9780415298261

Pub. Date: 12/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Sir Martin Ewans, former Head of the British Chancery in Kabul, puts into an historical and contemporary context the series of tragic events that have impinged on Afghanistan in the past fifty years. The book examines the roots of these developments in Afghanistan's earlier history and external relationships, as well as their contemporary relevance, internally,

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Overview

Sir Martin Ewans, former Head of the British Chancery in Kabul, puts into an historical and contemporary context the series of tragic events that have impinged on Afghanistan in the past fifty years. The book examines the roots of these developments in Afghanistan's earlier history and external relationships, as well as their contemporary relevance, internally, regionally, and globally. The book also reviews in details the emergence of the Taliban, their ideology and their place within Islam, and examines Afghanistan's relevance in global issues, notably the nature of Islamic extremism, the international drugs trade and international terrorism. It ends with an analysis of the country post-Taliban.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415298261
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Maps
Introduction: The Land and the People1
1Early History10
2The Emergence of the Afghan Kingdom20
3The Rise of Dost Mohammed32
4The First Anglo-Afghan War42
5Dost Mohammed and Sher Ali51
6The Second Anglo-Afghan War62
7Abdur Rahman, The 'Iron Amir'71
8Habibullah and the Politics of Neutrality80
9Amanullah and the Drive for Modernisation86
10The Rule of the Brothers99
11Daoud: The First Decade110
12King Zahir and Cautious Constitutionalism119
13The Return of Daoud and the Saur Revolution128
14Khalq Rule and Soviet Invasion138
15Occupation and Resistance149
16Humiliation and Withdrawal163
17Civil War171
18Enter the Taliban179
19Afghanistan and the Wider World191
20The Taliban and the Future202
AppThe Durrani Dynasty210
Notes211
Bibliography222
Index228

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