Historical Dictionary Of Afghan Wars, Revolutions And Insurgencies by Ludwig W. AdamecHistorical Dictionary Of Afghan Wars, Revolutions And Insurgencies by Ludwig W. Adamec

Historical Dictionary Of Afghan Wars, Revolutions And Insurgencies

byLudwig W. Adamec

Hardcover | October 18, 2005

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Since its foundation in 1747, Afghanistan has seen seemingly limitless wars waged by the central government to consolidate its control over the country as well as rampant tribal warfare. There have been three Anglo-Afghan Wars (1839-42, 1878-79 and 1919); a Russian-backed Marxist government in Kabul battled a coalition of tribal armies, which was soon followed by the Taliban takeover. Now, in the midst of a war against terrorism, the United States is backing another central government in yet another sporadic struggle. All the information currently available on the endless chain of wars stretching over two and a half centuries is traced in this book. It consists of the American involvement in Afghanistan since October 2001 as well as individual campaigns, including tactics and logistics of skirmishes, the weapons used, and biographical entries on the significant leaders involved in the battles. Extensive analysis of regional and ideological divisions within the country and the external forces that have brought around conflict in this remote, mountainous region, in addition to a chronology of the encounters, an extensive bibliography, and numerous maps and illustrations make this crucial volume indispensable.
Ludwig W. Adamec is a professor of Middle Eastern studies at the University of Arizona and has been director of its Near Eastern Center for ten years. Widely known as a leading authority on Afghanistan, he is the author of a number of reference works on Afghanistan and books on Afghan history, foreign policy, and international relation...
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Title:Historical Dictionary Of Afghan Wars, Revolutions And InsurgenciesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:520 pages, 8.72 × 5.58 × 1.47 inPublished:October 18, 2005Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810849488

ISBN - 13:9780810849488

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Table of Contents

Part 1 List of Illustrations Part 2 Editor's Foreword Part 3 Acknowledgments Part 4 Reader's Note Part 5 Acronyms and Abbreviations Part 6 Chronology Part 7 Introduction Part 8 THE DICTIONARY Part 9 Appendixes Chapter 10 Appendix 1: Soviet Report on Intervention, 1979 Chapter 11 Appendix 2: Soveit-Afghan Treaty of Friendship Chapter 12 Appendix 3: Status of Soviet Forces Protocol Chapter 13 Appendix 4: Cease-Fire Protocol Chapter 14 Appendix 5: American Declaration of War Chapter 15 Appendix 6: Military Technical Agreement Chapter 16 Appendix 7: English-Afghan Military Terms Part 17 Bibliography Part 18 About the Author

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Sadly, Afghanistan has experienced a constant succession of wars since its founding in 1747 and is currently involved in another one, as the United States attempts to stabilize the country under the government they put into place after overthrowing the Taliban. This historical dictionary by Adamec (Middle Eastern studies, U. of Arizona) contains alphabetical entries providing information on these centuries of warfare, giving biographical information on important figures, describing important campaigns and battles, examining tactics and weapons, and delineating important ideological and regional divisions in the country. The dictionary also contains a chronology, a historical overview essay, a bibliography, and appendixes reproducing such documents as the 1979 Soviet Report on Intervention and the Military Technical Agreement between the interim Afghan government of Hamid Karzai and the American-led international forces.