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The Resource Afghanistan : a short history of its people and politics, Martin Ewans

Afghanistan : a short history of its people and politics, Martin Ewans

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Afghanistan : a short history of its people and politics
Title
Afghanistan
Title remainder
a short history of its people and politics
Statement of responsibility
Martin Ewans
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS356
LC item number
.E95 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Afghanistan : a short history of its people and politics, Martin Ewans
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Published in the UK with different subtitle, Afghanistan : a new history
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-232) and index
Control code
zmeld1 b2163085
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 244 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780060505073
Lccn
2002017342
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm48795881
Label
Afghanistan : a short history of its people and politics, Martin Ewans
Publication
Note
Published in the UK with different subtitle, Afghanistan : a new history
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-232) and index
Control code
zmeld1 b2163085
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 244 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780060505073
Lccn
2002017342
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm48795881

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