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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


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Jagjeet Lally

in India and the Silk Roads: The History of a Trading World

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780197581070
eISBN:
9780197583296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197581070.003.0008
Subject:
History, Indian History

Over the nineteenth century, imperial rivalry and fears over the security of India’s northern borders led to the steady accumulation of knowledge about caravan trade and the trading world. This ... More


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