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Afghanistan in the Twentieth Century: State and Society in Conflict

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/9780691145686.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter analyzes the fate of Afghan rulers and their regimes in the twentieth century. Some were more successful than others, but one thing they had in common was unexpected ends to their ... More


Norms of Governance and Aspects of Administration

Raziuddin Aquil

in Sufism, Culture, and Politics: Afghans and Islam in Medieval North India

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195685121
eISBN:
9780199081325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195685121.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter notes that the Afghan rulers drew on the ideals and institutions of medieval Indo-Persian tradition of governance, which were evolved over centuries of interaction between the classical ... More


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