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Anglo-Afghan Wars and State Building in Afghanistan

Thomas Barfield

in Afghanistan: A Cultural and Political History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145686
eISBN:
9781400834532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145686.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the erosion of traditional elite authority and new models of modern state building in the nineteenth century. The Anglo-Afghan wars were the crucibles that transformed the ... More


‘For the Quiet of His Mind and the Good of His Soul’

Joan Mickelson Gaughan

in The 'Incumberances': British Women in India, 1615-1856

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198092148
eISBN:
9780199082780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092148.003.0016
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter deals with women who were, for the most part, aristocrats and thus did not need India to give them status, nor did they have any interest in improving, evangelizing, or changing India at ... More


Gathering Ashes: The Judicial Imagination in the Age of Trauma

Lyndsey Stonebridge

in The Judicial Imagination: Writing After Nuremberg

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748642359
eISBN:
9780748652150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642359.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Hannah Arendt's and others' effort to imagine justice from within the stricken fields of Nazi atrocity is at the heart of the project of this book. The chapters linger with the blocks, political and ... More


Iraq: The Hard Road to Debacle

Michael Bérubé

in The Left at War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814799840
eISBN:
9780814739051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814799840.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter looks at the different rationales for opposing war in Afghanistan. Some opponents of the war expressed concern for the lives of civilians, arguing that the events of 9/11 did not give ... More


Pakistan, 1977–1997: Islamization and Restoration of State Power

Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr

in The Islamic Leviathan: Islam and the making of State Power.

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144260
eISBN:
9780199833931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144260.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Zia ul‐Haq regime adopted state‐led Islamization to shore up waning state power. It adopted aspects of Islamist ideology to reshape the country's judicial and political structures. This strategy ... More


Safety, Soldier, Scapegoat, Savior

Jonathan H. Ebel

in G.I. Messiahs: Soldiering, War, and American Civil Religion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300176704
eISBN:
9780300216356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300176704.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

The attacks of September 11, 2001 drew Pat Tillman away from the fame and riches of professional football and into military service. He realized his dream of becoming an army ranger before being ... More


The 9/11 Generation: Youth, Rights, and Solidarity in the War on Terror

Sunaina Marr Maira

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479817696
eISBN:
9781479866069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479817696.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In The 9/11 Generation, Sunaina Marr Maira uses extensive ethnography to understand the meaning of political subjecthood and mobilization for Arab, South Asian, and Afghan American youth. Maira ... More


The Third Afghan War

Elizabeth Hamilton

in The Feringhees: Sir Robert and Sir William — Two Europeans in India: Volume 2: The Straight Race

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199460113
eISBN:
9780199086474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460113.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

In May 1919, when a detachment of Amanullah’s Afghan troops enter the Khyber, war is declared. A hostile mob gathers in Peshawar and the British women and children are advised to sleep in the ... More


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