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Reflections on Chinese Historical Thinking

Ying-shih Yü

Josephine Chiu-Duke and Michael S. Duke (eds)

in Chinese History and Culture: Seventeenth Century Through Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178600
eISBN:
9780231542005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178600.003.0015
Subject:
History, Asian History

Of this series of reflections, one of the most important is that the first generation of Chinese historians who were exposed to Western influence only in a limited way produced historical scholarship ... More


Afghan History Through Afghan Eyes

Nile Green (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190247782
eISBN:
9780190492236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190247782.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Recent international intervention in Afghanistan has reproduced familiar versions of the Afghan national story, from repeatedly doomed invasions to perpetual fault lines of ethnic division. Yet ... More


Afterword

Farzin Vejdani

in Afghan History Through Afghan Eyes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190247782
eISBN:
9780190492236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190247782.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

In this afterword chapter, Farzin Vejdani places the common themes that emerge from the eight Afghan case studies into a wider regional context, so refuting the common proposition that Afghanistan ... More


Introduction: A History of Afghan Historiography

Nile Green

in Afghan History Through Afghan Eyes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190247782
eISBN:
9780190492236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190247782.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This long chapter provides the first-ever overview of history-writing in Afghanistan from the country’s foundation in the eighteenth century until the early twenty-first century. The chapter ... More


Afghan Polities and the Indo-Persian Literary Realm: The Durrani Rulers and Their Portrayal in Eighteenth-Century Historiography

Christine Noelle-Karimi

in Afghan History Through Afghan Eyes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190247782
eISBN:
9780190492236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190247782.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

Christine Noelle-Karimi analyzes two Persian histories written during the early Durrani period by Mahmud al-Husayni of Mashhad (in present-day Iran) and Imam al-Din Husayni of Lahore (in present-day ... More


Tarikh-i Ahmad Shahi: The First History of ‘Afghanistan’

Amin Tarzi

in Afghan History Through Afghan Eyes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190247782
eISBN:
9780190492236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190247782.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

By focusing on the Tarikh-i Ahmad Shahi of the aforementioned Mahmud al-Husayni, in Chapter 2 Amin Tarzi presents a powerfully revisionist reading of this “first history of Afghanistan”. By working ... More


‘The Bottomless Inkwell’: The Life and Perilous Times of Fayz Muhammad ‘Katib’ Hazara

Robert D. McChesney

in Afghan History Through Afghan Eyes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190247782
eISBN:
9780190492236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190247782.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

In Chapter 3 Robert D. McChesney provides a biographical study of the figure widely regarded as Afghanistan’s last traditional and first modern historian: Fayz Muhammad Katib. By meticulously ... More


Archaeology in the Reign of Amanullah: The Difficult Birth of a National Heritage

Annick Fenet and Nile Green

in Afghan History Through Afghan Eyes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190247782
eISBN:
9780190492236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190247782.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

Focusing on the modernizing and nationalizing reign of Amanullah Khan in the 1920s, Annick Fenet’s archival study of the early years of the Délégation archéologique française en Afghanistan (DAFA) ... More


From Patriot to Port-City Poet: Mahmud Tarzi in Istanbul

Thomas Wide

in Afghan History Through Afghan Eyes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190247782
eISBN:
9780190492236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190247782.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

In Chapter 5 Thomas Wide examines historical themes in the late poetry of the Afghan modernist and statesman, Mahmud Tarzi. The chapter captures the ways in which a leading participant in the ... More


Writing National History: Afghan Historiography in the Twentieth Century

Senzil Nawid

in Afghan History Through Afghan Eyes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190247782
eISBN:
9780190492236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190247782.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 6 takes up the dynamic fusion of ideas between the French archaeologists and the nationalizing historians who from the 1930s constructed startlingly different models of the “who and where” of ... More


Reclaiming the Past: The Tawarikh-i Hafiz Rahmat Khani and Pashtun Historiography

Robert Nichols

in Afghan History Through Afghan Eyes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190247782
eISBN:
9780190492236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190247782.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

By way of analysis of a 1971 Introduction (Dibacha) to the eighteenth-century Tawarikh-i Hafiz Rahmat Khani written by the Director of the University of Peshawar’s Pashto Academy, in Chapter 7 Robert ... More


Uzbek Oral Histories of Migration and War: Remembering the Early Twentieth Century in Northern Afghanistan

Ingeborg Baldauf

in Afghan History Through Afghan Eyes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190247782
eISBN:
9780190492236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190247782.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 8 turns to the oral historiography of the Uzbeks of northern Afghanistan as recorded in the early twenty-first century. In a powerful parting reminder of the partisan qualities of historical ... More


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