Afghanistan: A New History (2nd Revised edition)

Afghanistan: A New History (2nd Revised edition)

By: Sir Martin Ewans (author)Hardback

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Sir Martin Ewans, former Head of the British Chancery in Kabul, puts into an historical and contemporary context the series of tragic events that have impinged on Afghanistan in the past fifty years. The book examines the roots of these developments in Afghanistan's earlier history and external relationships, as well as their contemporary relevance, internally, regionally, and globally. The book also reviews in details the emergence of the Taliban, their ideology and their place within Islam, and examines Afghanistan's relevance in global issues, notably the nature of Islamic extremism, the international drugs trade and international terrorism. It ends with an analysis of the country post-Taliban.

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Sir Martin Ewans was educated at St. Paul's School, London and Cambridge University. Joining the British Diplomatic Service, he was posted in Pakistan, Canada and Nigeria before becoming the Head of Chancery in Afghanistan. He later served in Tanzania and India, before becoming High Commissioner in Zimbabwe and Nigeria. He is currently Chairman of the international charity Children's Aid Direct.


List of Illustrations List of Maps Introduction: The Land and the People 1. Early History 2. The Emergence of the Afghan Kingdom 3. The Rise of Dost Mohammed 4. The First Anglo-Afghan War 5. Dost Mohammad and Sher Ali 6. The Second Anglo-Afghan War 7. Abdur Rahman, The 'Iron Amir' 8. Habibullah and the Politics of Neutrality 9. Amanullah and the Drive for Modernisation 10. The Rule of the Brothers 11. Daoud: The First Decade 12. King Zahir and Cautious Constitutionalism 13. The Return of Daoud and the Saur Revolution 14. Khalq Rule and Soviet Invasion 15. Occupation and Resistance 16. Humiliation and Withdrawal 17. Civil War 18. Enter the Taliban 19. Afghanistan and the Wider World 20. The Taliban and the Future Appendix: The Durrani Dynasty Notes Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 14/11/2002
  • ISBN13: 9780415298261
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9780415298261
  • weight: 584
  • ISBN10: 0415298261
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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