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The Emergence of Modern Afghanistan: Politics of Reform and Modernization

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Long heralded as a seminal work on the history of Afghanistan, this book traces the evolution of the modern Afghan state by studying the politics of reform and modernization that started in 1880 through World War II. In this reissue, Vartan Gregorian offers a new introduction that places the key themes of the book in the context of contemporary events, addressing questions of tribalism, nationalism, Islam, and modernization, as well as the legacies of the Cold War and the various exit strategies of occupying powers. The book remains as distinctive today as when it was first published. It is the only broad work on Afghan history that considers ethnicity as the defining influence over the course of the country's history, rather than religion. In light of today's ongoing struggle to develop a coherent national identity, the question of Afghan nationalism remains a particularly significant issue.

Synopsis:

A reissue of SUP's seminal 1969 publication, including a new introduction that places the key themes of the book in the context of current events.

About the Author

Vartan Gregorian is the twelfth president of Carnegie Corporation of New York. Prior to this, he served as the president of Brown University and president of the New York Public Library. He is the author of The Road to Home: My Life and Times (2004) and Islam: A Mosaic, Not a Monolith (2004).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804783002
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Subject:
Middle East
Author:
Gregorian, Vartan
Subject:
World History-Middle East
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20150431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
680
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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The Emergence of Modern Afghanistan: Politics of Reform and Modernization
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