Conflict in Afghanistan: A Historical Encyclopedia
A comprehensive A-Z study of the history of conflict in Afghanistan from 1747 to the present.
This authoritative, clearly written volume covers all aspects of the conflicts that have taken place in Afghanistan from 1747 to the present. Conflict in Afghanistan provides the reader with a historical overview of hostilities in Afghanistan and discusses their causes, history, and impact on Afghan society and on regional and international relations.
A single A-Z section covers the three main eras in Afghanistan's history: the period from 1747, when Afghanistan first emerged as a "unified" state; the Soviet era (1979-1989), which saw the overthrow of the monarchy, the declaration of the Republic, and the rise of the Mujahideen; and the post-Soviet period, which brought civil war, the rise of the Taliban, and finally the events of September 11 and the War on Terrorism, both of which receive special attention.
* Over 40 illustrations, including the Buddha statues at Bamyan, Kabul; Afghanistan's difficult terrain; Taliban and Mujahideen fighters; and Soviet troops
* Detailed maps, including the humanitarian situation in September 2001, provinces and major towns, ethnolinguistic groups in the area, and the border with Pakistan