The Making of Modern Afghanistan by B. HopkinsThe Making of Modern Afghanistan by B. Hopkins

The Making of Modern Afghanistan

byB. Hopkins

Paperback | October 24, 2008

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Examines the evolution of the modern Afghan state in the shadow of Britain's imperial presence in South Asia during the first half of the nineteenth century, and challenges the staid assumptions that the Afghans were little more than pawns in a larger Anglo-Russian imperial rivalry known as the 'Great Game'.
B. D.HOPKINS is currently an Assistant Professor in the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University. His work focuses on modern South Asian history, in particular that of Afghanistan and the northwest frontier during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He is also co-author (with Magnus Marsden) of Fr...
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Title:The Making of Modern AfghanistanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:258 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.35 inPublished:October 24, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230302378

ISBN - 13:9780230302372

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Table of Contents

List of Maps Note on Transliteration Glossary of Foreign Terms Acknowledgements Introduction The Power of Colonial Knowledge The Myths of the 'Great Game' Anglo-Sikh Relations and South Asian Warfare Ontology of the Afghan Political Community Camels, Caravan and Corridor Cities: The Afghan Economy The Afghan Trade Corridor The 'Failure' of the Afghan Political Project Epilogue Bibliography

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'A complex book both in its argument and its presentation. [...] This is a book written with serious intent and deserves close scrutiny.' - Asian Affairs