Afghanistan : a cultural history / St John Simpson

Author(s): Simpson, St John
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Subjects: Afghanistan--Civilization
Afghanistan--Politics and government
Afghanistan--Social conditions
Afghanistan--Economic conditions
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Northampton, MA : Interlink Books, 2012
LC Classification: D, DS
Physical Description: 160 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. map ; 23 cm
Notes: ISBN: 9781566568548 (pbk.)
ISBN: 1566568544 (pbk.)
Originally published: London : British Museum Press, c2012
Includes bibliographical references (p. 158) and index
Contents: Afghanistan, the crossroads of Asia -- Prehistory -- Afghanistan under the Achaemenids -- Alexander and his successors -- The absorption of the Northern nomads -- Kushan-shahs, Huns, Hephthalites, and Turks -- Medieval Islamic dynasties -- From Mongols and Mughals -- The creation of modern Afghanistan
Summary: While the modern nation can trace its origins back to 1747, the history of Afghanistan is far more ancient. It has long been an ancient focal point of the Silk Road and human migration. While many native people such as the Kushans, Samanids, Saffarids and Mughals have founded their empires here, the country has also been the target of numerous invasions. Afghanistan is therefore one of the most culturally rich and diverse places on Earth. This book places this rich and ancient seam of creativity in its broad historical context and offers the reader a full appreciation of this remarkable country
OCLC Number: 696087221
ISBN/ISSN: 9781566568548