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Afghanistan: A Short History of Its People and Politics

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A fascinating chronicle of a nation's turbulent history.

Reaching back to earliest times, Martin Ewans examines the historical evolution of one of today's most dangerous breeding grounds of global terrorism. After a succession of early dynasties and the emergence of an Afghan empire during the eighteenth century, the nineteenth and early twentieth century saw a fierce power struggle between Russia and Britain for supremacy in Afghanistan that was ended by the nation's proclamation of independence in 1919. A communist coup in the late 1970s overthrew the established regime and led to the invasion of Soviet troops in 1979. Roughly a decade later, the Soviet Union withdrew, condemning Afghanistan to a civil war that tore apart the nation's last remnants of religious, ethnic, and political unity. It was into this climate that the Taliban was born.

Today, war-torn and economically destitute, Afghanistan faces unique challenges as it looks toward an uncertain future. Martin Ewans carefully weighs the lessons of history to provide a frank look at Afghanistan's prospects and the international resonances of the nation's immense task of total political and economic reconstruction.

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Examines the history, people, politics, religion, geography, and culture of Afghanistan, offering a revealing portrait of the war-ravaged nation and the Taliban regime and including new information covering events up to spring 2002.

Synopsis:

< P> < b> A fascinating chronicle of a nation's turbulent history and a must read for anyone interested in the historical evolution of one of today's most dangerous breeding grounds of global terrorism.< /b> < /P> < P> Starting in seventh century AD, Martin Ewans shows Afghanistan's early days & ndash; of powerful dynasties, fierce tribal rivalries and stunning architectural feats. In Ewans& #2028; ucid and dispassionate prose, a once powerful empire is revealed, whose traditions and political stability have over the years slowly been reduced to ruins. < /P> < P> Martin Ewans carefully and concisely weighs the lessons of history to provide a frank appraisal of Afghanistan's fragile relationship with its neighbouring countries.< /P> < P> < /b> < /b> < /P>

Synopsis:

A fascinating chronicle of a nation's turbulent history and a must read for anyone interested in the historical evolution of one of today's most dangerous breeding grounds of global terrorism.

Starting in seventh century AD, Martin Ewans shows Afghanistan's early days – of powerful dynasties, fierce tribal rivalries and stunning architectural feats. In Ewans߬ucid and dispassionate prose, a once powerful empire is revealed, whose traditions and political stability have over the years slowly been reduced to ruins.

Martin Ewans carefully and concisely weighs the lessons of history to provide a frank appraisal of Afghanistan's fragile relationship with its neighbouring countries.

Synopsis:

A fascinating chronicle of a nation's turbulent history.

About the Author

Sir Martin Ewans, a former officer of the British Diplomatic Service, served in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India, as well as in diplomatic missions in Africa and North America. He holds a degree from Cambridge University and is currently chairman of the international charity Children's Aid Direct.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060505080
Subtitle:
A Short History of Its People and Politics
Author:
Ewans, Martin
Author:
by Martin Ewans
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
History
Subject:
Afghanistan
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Asia
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Afghanistan History.
Subject:
World History-Asia
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Perennial ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20020917
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.1875 in 3.20 oz

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History and Social Science » Asia » Afghanistan
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Product details 368 pages Perennial - English 9780060505080 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Examines the history, people, politics, religion, geography, and culture of Afghanistan, offering a revealing portrait of the war-ravaged nation and the Taliban regime and including new information covering events up to spring 2002.
"Synopsis" by , < P> < b> A fascinating chronicle of a nation's turbulent history and a must read for anyone interested in the historical evolution of one of today's most dangerous breeding grounds of global terrorism.< /b> < /P> < P> Starting in seventh century AD, Martin Ewans shows Afghanistan's early days & ndash; of powerful dynasties, fierce tribal rivalries and stunning architectural feats. In Ewans& #2028; ucid and dispassionate prose, a once powerful empire is revealed, whose traditions and political stability have over the years slowly been reduced to ruins. < /P> < P> Martin Ewans carefully and concisely weighs the lessons of history to provide a frank appraisal of Afghanistan's fragile relationship with its neighbouring countries.< /P> < P> < /b> < /b> < /P>
"Synopsis" by , A fascinating chronicle of a nation's turbulent history and a must read for anyone interested in the historical evolution of one of today's most dangerous breeding grounds of global terrorism.

Starting in seventh century AD, Martin Ewans shows Afghanistan's early days – of powerful dynasties, fierce tribal rivalries and stunning architectural feats. In Ewans߬ucid and dispassionate prose, a once powerful empire is revealed, whose traditions and political stability have over the years slowly been reduced to ruins.

Martin Ewans carefully and concisely weighs the lessons of history to provide a frank appraisal of Afghanistan's fragile relationship with its neighbouring countries.

"Synopsis" by , A fascinating chronicle of a nation's turbulent history.
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