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- DescriptionTraces the historic struggles and the nature of political authority in Afghanistan, from the Mughal Empire in the sixteenth century. This book introduces readers to the bewildering diversity of tribal and ethnic groups in this region, explaining what unites them as Afghans despite the regional, cultural, and political differences that divide them.
- Author BiographyThomas Barfield is professor of anthropology at Boston University. His books include The Perilous Frontier: Nomadic Empires and China, 221 BC to AD 1757 ; The Central Asian Arabs of Afghanistan ; and Afghanistan: An Atlas of Indigenous Domestic Architecture .
- Author(s)Thomas Barfield
- PublisherPrinceton University Press
- Date of Publication29/03/2010
- GenreRegional History
- Series TitlePrinceton Studies in Muslim Politics
- Place of PublicationNew Jersey
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPrinceton University Press
- Content Note5 line illus. 9 maps.
- Weight714 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine32 mm
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