A Cultural History

Book - 2012
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?While the modern nation can trace its origins back to 1747, the history of Afghanistan is far more ancient. It has long been a focal point of the Silk Road and human migration and many native peoples such as the Kushans, Samanids, Saffarids, and Mughals have founded their empires here. Afghanistan has also been the target of numerous invasions and is therefore one of the most critically diverse places on earth. ?Essential reading for anyone seeking a thorough understanding of the current situation in the region, this lively book places this rich and ancient seam of creativity in its broad historical context and offers the reader a full appreciation of a most remarkable country.
Publisher: Northampton, Mass. : Interlink Books, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781566568548
Branch Call Number: 958.1 SIM
Characteristics: 160 pages :,illustrations (chiefly color), color map ;,23 cm


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Dec 26, 2017

Flt like it altogether skips the Vedic-Hindu past of the region. Not even a mention of Vedas referring to the rivers and the mountains and other Hindu literature describing various kingdoms and tribes. Not the 'complete' cultural history I must say.

Oct 21, 2013

Gorgeous photographs, but the sans serif font would be better suited to a webpage than the printed page, the map doesn't include most of the place names mentioned in the text, the subjects of most of the photographs are not mentioned in the text, and most of the text is about great events of history; disappointing.

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