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The ancient land and the modern nation of Afghanistan are the subject of Louis Dupree's book. Both in the text and in over a hundred illustrations, he identifies the major patterns of Afghan history, society, and culture as they have developed from the Stone Age to the present.

Originally published in 1973.

The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195776348
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/18/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 804
  • Sales rank: 1,222,679
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations, Maps, Charts, and Diagrams
Pt. I The Land 1
1 Geographic Zones 3
2 Water 33
3 Areas Drastically Affected by Man 43
4 Domesticated Animals 47
5 Fauna 51
Pt. II The People 55
6 Ethnic Groups 57
7 Language 66
8 Religious Non-Literacy in a Literate Culture 95
9 Folklore and Folk Music 112
10 Settlement Patterns 132
11 Life Cycle 181
12 The Inward-Looking Society 248
Pt. III The Past 253
13 The Prehistoric Sequence 255
14 East and West Meet and Mingle 272
15 Invasions and Commerce 296
16 Islam Spreads Its Banner 312
17 The Age of European Imperialism 343
Pt. IV The Present 415
18 Amir Abdur Rahman Khan: 1880-1901 417
19 Habibullah: 1901-1919 430
20 King Amanullah: 1919-1929 441
21 King Mohammad Nadir Shah: 1929-1933 458
22 The Avuncular Period: 1933-1953 477
23 The Decade of Daoud: 1953-1963 499
24 The Constitutional Period Begins: 1963-? 559
25 Problems and Prospects 659
App. A Domesticated Plants in Afghanistan 669
App. B Fauna in Afghanistan 670
App. C Medicinal Plants in Afghanistan 672
App. D Calendars Used in Afghanistan 674
App. E Folk Music and Instruments (with Illustrations) 677
App. F Memoires de la Delegation Archeologique Francaise en Afghanistan 689
App. G Afghan Cabinets: 1963-71 690
App. H AUFS Reports on Afghanistan by Louis Dupree: 1959-71 695
Bibliography 699
Index 723
Epilogue (1973) 753
Epilogue to the Second printing (1978) 761
Epilogue (1980) 769
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