Modern Afghanistan A History of Struggle and Survival by Amin Saikal

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Subjects:

  • Asian / Middle Eastern history: from c 1900 -,
  • History: World,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • Afghanistan,
  • Asia - Central Asia,
  • History / Asia / Central Asia

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The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages342
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8957984M
ISBN 101845113160
ISBN 109781845113162

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Amin Saikal provides a new approach to understanding a region which is now at the center of international attention. Pushed to the forefront of world politics by the Soviet invasion offollowed by murderous civil war in the s, and then the establishment of the Taliban regime that resulted in American intervention following the catastrophe of September 11th, Afghanistan's history is a.

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The history of Afghanistan, (Persian: تاریخ افغانستان ‎, Tārīkh e Afġānistān, Pashto: د افغانستان تاريخ ‎, Da Afġānistān Tārīkh) as a state began in with its establishment by Ahmad Shah written recorded history of the land presently constituting Afghanistan can be traced back to around BCE when the area was under the Achaemenid.

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