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A History of Modern Afghanistan Hardcover – February, 2004

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Barry charts Afghanistan's complex history from the founding of a kingdom to the present. The country has been the site of almost continuous conflict, from the communist coup in 1978 to the fall of the Taliban in 2001. Barry examines the reasons and explains the political and religious context.

About the Author

Michael Barry is currently UNESCO consultant on the Afghan cultural legacy. He also lectures in medieval Persian literature and art at the Institut d'etudes iraniennes of the Sorbonne. He has written extensively, in both French and English, on medieval European and Middle East history, and is a frequent commentator on current Middle Eastern affairs. His book Le Royaume de l'insolence: la resistance afghane de l'Empire moghol a l'invasion sovietique was published in 1984, and released as a new edition in 2001.


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (February 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521827027
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521827027
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,272,593 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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