Historical Dictionary of Afghanistan / Edition 3by Ludwig W. Adamec
Pub. Date: 10/22/2003
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
During almost 250 years of its existence, Afghanistan has evolved from rule by a tribal aristocracy to constitutional monarchy and people’s democratic republic, culminating in the establishment of a theocracy in which power rests with the religious establishment, the ulama. A civil war, subsequent to the communist defeat in 1992, resulted in the emergence of… See more details below
During almost 250 years of its existence, Afghanistan has evolved from rule by a tribal aristocracy to constitutional monarchy and people’s democratic republic, culminating in the establishment of a theocracy in which power rests with the religious establishment, the ulama. A civil war, subsequent to the communist defeat in 1992, resulted in the emergence of the Taliban who intended to establish a “true Islamic state.” Taliban misrule, support for terrorist groups, and alliance with 'sama bin Laden led to American intervention resulting in a renewed attempt to establish a broad-based democratic government. This third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Afghanistan provides researchers with updated information and considerable new material. It includes entries on major historical events, important places, leading personalities - past and present - and significant aspects of the country’s culture, religion, and economy. The introduction contains an outline of Afghanistan’s political history, an appendix includes a number of documents, and a comprehensive bibliography introduces the reader to additional sources.
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
- Publication date:
- Historical Dictionaries of Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East Series, #47
- Edition description:
- Third Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 5.83(w) x 8.97(h) x 1.52(d)
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Editor's Foreword Chapter 2 Abbreviations and Acronyms Chapter 3 Reader's Note Chapter 4 Maps of Afghanistan Chapter 5 Introduction Chapter 6 THE DICTIONARY Chapter 7 Appendixes Chapter 8 Appendix 1: Major Sections of the "Durand Agreement" Chapter 9 Appendix 1A: The Legal Case for the Durand Line Chapter 10 Appendix 2: Soviet Report on Intervention in Afghanistan in December 1979 Chapter 11 Appendix 3: Interim Agreement Chapter 12 Appendix 4: Military Technical Agreement Chapter 13 Appendix 5: Commission for Loya Jirga Chapter 14 Appendix 5A: Procedures for Afghanistan's Emergency Loya Jirga Chapter 15 Appendix 6: Transitional Government Chapter 16 Appendix 7: Taliban Government Chapter 17 Bibliography Chapter 18 About the Author
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