Afghanistan : a modern history : monarchy, despotism or democracy? the problems of governance in the Muslim tradition / Angelo Rasanayagam

Author(s): Rasanayagam, Angelo
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Subjects: Afghanistan--History--19th century
Afghanistan--History--20th century
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2003
LC Classification: D, DS
Physical Description: xviii, 301 p. : maps ; 25 cm
Notes: ISBN: 1860648460
Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-296) and index
Contents: Pt. 1. The building of the state. The 'Iron Amir': Abdur Rahman Khan (1880-1901) -- The Afghan monarchy -- Daoud's modernization programme and the Pashtunistan issue (1953-63) -- The democratic experiment (1963-1973) -- The abolition of the monarchy and the Daoud presidency (1973-78) -- pt. 2. The descent into civil war and anarchy. The 'Saur Revolution' (1978-79) -- Prelude to the Soviet invasion -- The Sovietization of Afghanistan (1979-89) -- Pakistan, the United States and the Afghan Resistance -- The Geneva Accords and the Soviet withdrawal -- pt. 3. The disintegration of the state. The fragmentation of Afghanistan -- Afghan Buzkashi: the players and the stakes (1989-98) -- Regional and international reactions and repercussions -- Pakistan and the Taliban -- The withered state (1996-2001) -- pt. 4. The rude awakening. Holy war, unholy terror -- Winning a war, building the peace
OCLC Number: 50749003
ISBN/ISSN: 1860648460