The Afghans (Peoples of Asia)

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The Afghans (Peoples of Asia)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 382 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780631198413
  • DDC分類 958.1

基本説明

Pays special attention to recent developments, including the Soviet occupation of the country and subsequent events.

Full Description


Updated paperback edition telling the dramatic history of the land and peoples of Afghanistan from prehistoric times to the present day. * Offers a detailed history, from the Indo--Iranian invasions of the second millennium BC and Alexander the Great, through to Soviet occupation, Taliban rule, and the a war on terrora * Much description of the contemporary period is based on the author's own research in Afghanistan * Includes a new final chapter covering developments since 2001, including the fall of the Taliban, state building and foreign intervention in the region. The bibliography has also been updated.

Table of Contents

        List of illustrations                      vi
Figures viii
List of maps viii
Preface ix
Up and Down the Hindu Kush 1 (15)
The Peoples of Afghanistan 16 (24)
The Early Years 40 (13)
The Advent of the Indo-Iranian Speaking 53 (13)
Peoples
Archaeology and the Indo-Iranians 66 (15)
Scythian Horsemen 81 (15)
Opening up to the West 96 (18)
The Greeks 114 (22)
Northern Rulers 136 (22)
The Reassertion of the Iranian West 158 (18)
The Advent of Islam 176 (12)
The Iranian Dynasties 188 (16)
The Mongols 204 (9)
Towards the Kingdom of Afghanistan 213 (15)
The Sadozay Dynasty 228 (17)
War with Britain 245 (18)
The Dynasty of Amir `Abd al-Rahman Khan 263 (24)
Changing Afghanistan 287 (16)
The Years of Communism 303 (18)
After the Soviets 321 (14)
Bibliography 335 (30)
Index 365