New PDF release: A Brief History Of Afghanistan (Brief History)

By Shaista Wahab

ISBN-10: 0816057613

ISBN-13: 9780816057610

ISBN-10: 1438108192

ISBN-13: 9781438108193

A quick background of Afghanistan examines this countrys isolation and the way it chanced on itself fascinated with 30 years of conflict and anarchy. This source presents large heritage info so readers can comprehend the problems and make knowledgeable judgments in their personal. supplying a transparent, concise account of this countrys historic and cultural background, from 3000 BCE to the current, this insightful e-book explores the tradition and politics of the Pashtun tribes whose place of birth extends throughout a lot of Afghanistan and northerly Pakistan, in addition to the Taliban insurgency and the connection among neighborhood leaders and the crucial executive in Kabul.
About the Author
Shaista Wahab is a local of Kabul, the capital urban of Afghanistan. She holds levels in historical past and data sciences from Kabul college, the college of latest Delhi in India, and the collage of Nebraska at Omaha. She is shortly the cataloger and curator of the college of Nebraskas Arthur Paul Afghanistan assortment.

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Alexander the Great entered Kandahar, where he founded the Greek city Alexandria of Arachosia. In the 16th and 17th centuries, the Safavids of Iran and the Mughals of India contended for control of the city, which dominated the main land route between those two empires. In the 18th century, Afghans under Mir Wais Khan fought against the Persians to win independence for the city, and it was in the Kandahar region that Durrani Pashtuns united to choose Ahmad Shah as the first ruler of what became the independent state of Afghanistan.

The warrior-king or later apologists speaking in his name, justified his bloody career as a campaign to spread Greek values, and/or to join the best of East and West in a unified civilization. Whatever his intentions, he did in fact leave a lasting legacy in the East, though transmuted in ways he could not have foreseen. The later Achaemenid emperors no longer reliably controlled the Afghan satrapies; nevertheless, warriors from Bactria (northern Afghanistan) joined the mobilization to help Darius III (c.

A large number of refugees from Pakistan and Iran, and a smaller number from the United States and other parts of world, settled in Kabul upon their return to Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban in 2001. The city, lying at the intersection of the main Pashtun, Tajik, and Hazara zones of the country, has long been the country’s melting pot. Owing to the large number of international aid workers and diplomats in Kabul, many business owners and shopkeepers speak some English. S. dollar is the second most popular currency, after the Afghani, used in retail transactions.

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