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Afghan History Through Afghan Eyes
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Afghan History Through Afghan Eyes

Nile Green

Abstract

Recent international intervention in Afghanistan has reproduced familiar versions of the Afghan national story, from repeatedly doomed invasions to perpetual fault lines of ethnic division. Yet almost no attention has been paid to the ways in which Afghans have made sense of their history themselves. Radically questioning received ideas about how to understand Afghanistan, Afghan History Through Afghan Eyes asks how Afghan intellectuals, ideologues and ordinary people have understood their collective past. The book brings together the leading international specialists to focus on case studies ... More

Keywords: Afghanistan, History, Memory, Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia, Historiography, Islam, Persian

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190247782
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190247782.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nile Green, editor
UCLA

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