The History of Afghanistan
After the September 11th attacks on America, many nations became entrenched in the War on Terror. With this escalating conflict came the names of many countries that the American public knew little about. Prior to 9/11, Americans knew Afghanistan simply as a country in the Middle East area. In the aftermath of 9/11, Americans now associate Afghanistan with words like Al Qaeda and the Taliban. Despite the recent press coverage on this land-locked nation, few understand the history of Afghanistan, including the rich cultural aspects, political climate, and society of this country. As the future of Afghanistan is being lived and written right now, a clear understanding of the country's history is imperative in our new global circumstances.
Ideal for students and general readers, the History of Afghanistan is part of Greenwood's Histories of Modern Nations series. With nearly forty nation's histories in print, these books provide readers with a concise, up-to-date history of countries throughout the world. Reference features include a biographical section highlighting famous figures in Afghanistan history, a timeline of important historical events, a glossary of terms, and a bibliographical essay with suggestions for further reading.
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An Introduction to Afghanistan The Land and People
Prehistory The Emergence of Civilization in Ancient Afghanistan
Early Civilization and the Nomadic People of Afghanistan
Afghanistan from the Greek Hellenistic Culture to the Introduction of Islam
The Mongolian Invasion through the Shah Dynasty
The Durrani Empire through the AngloAfghan Wars 18391919
From the Age of Reformation to the War with the Soviets 19191979
The Soviet Invasion and the Afghan Civil War 19791992