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Afghanistan at War: From the 18th-Century Durrani Dynasty to the 21st Century

Author:
Lansford, Professor Tom

ISBN:
978 1 59884 759 8
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
581
List price(s):
100.00 USD
77.00 GBP
91.00 EUR

Publication date:
16 February 2017

Full description: 

Covering wars and conflicts of Afghanistan from the modern founding of the country in the 1700s to the contemporary struggle with the Taliban, this single-volume reference analyzes the causes and results of Afghanistan's wars and examines leading political and military figures, weapons, and tactics. * Provides readers with a thorough background on the wars of Afghanistan that allows them to understand the influence of past conflicts on current strife * Enables a more complete appreciation of the ethnic and religious complexities that fuel the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan * Examines how past Afghan conflicts contributed to the rise of terrorism and figures such as Osama bin Laden * Presents an accessible explanation of the Great Game for power and influence by imperial Russia and Great Britain in the 1800s and the impact of this contest on Afghanistan

Biography: 

Tom Lansford, PhD, is professor of political science at the University of Southern Mississippi, Long Beach, MS.

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