Afghanistan

Afghanistan

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 an ancient focal point of the Silk Road and human migration. While many native people such as the Kushans, Samanids, Saffarids and Mughals have founded their empires here, the country has also been the target of numerous invasions. Afghanistan is therefore one of the most culturally rich and diverse places on Earth. This book places this rich and ancient seam of creativity in its broad historical context and offers the reader a full appreciation of this remarkable country.
Publisher: Northampton, MA : Interlink Books, 2012
ISBN: 9781566568548
1566568544
Branch Call Number: 958.1 S6138a 2012
Characteristics: 160 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. map ; 23 cm

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shardulpt
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.

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mclarjh
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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