Tribe and State in Iran and Afghanistan (RLE Iran D) by Richard TapperTribe and State in Iran and Afghanistan (RLE Iran D) by Richard Tapper

Tribe and State in Iran and Afghanistan (RLE Iran D)

byRichard TapperEditorRichard Tapper

Hardcover | August 4, 2011

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In 1978 and 1979 revolutions in Afghanistan and Iran marked a shift in the balance of power in South West Asia and the world. Then, as now, the world is once more aware that tribalism is no anachronism in a struggle for political and cultural self-determination. This books provides historical and anthropological perspectives necessary to the eventual understanding of the events surrounding the revolutions.

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Title:Tribe and State in Iran and Afghanistan (RLE Iran D)Format:HardcoverDimensions:496 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:August 4, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415610567

ISBN - 13:9780415610568


Table of Contents

1. IntroductionRichard Tapper  2. State, Tribe and Empire in Afghan Inter-Polity RelationsRob Hager  3. Khan and Khel: Dialectics of Pakhtun TribalismJon W. Anderson  4. Tribes and States in the Khyber, 1838-42Malcolm Yapp  5. Tribes and States in WaziristanAkbar S Ahmed  6. Political Organisation of Pashtun Nomads and the StateBernt Glatzer  7. Abd Al-Rahman's North West Frontier: The Pashtun Colonisation of Afghan TurkistanNancy Tapper  8. Why Tribes Have Chiefs: A Case from BaluchistanPhilip Carl Salzman  9. Iran and the Qashqai Tribal ConfederacyLois Beck  10. Tribes, Confederation and the State: An Historical Overview of the Bakhtiari and IranGene Garthwaite  11. On the Bakhtiari: Comments on 'Tribes, Confederation and the State'Jean-Pierre Digard  12. The Enemy Within: Limitations on Leadership in the BakhtiariDavid Brooks  13. Kurdish Tribes and the State of Iran: The Case of Simko's RevoltMartin van Bruinessen  14. Nomads and Commissars in the Mughan Steppe: The Shahsevan Tribes in the Great GameRichard Tapper  15. The Tribal Society and itsEnemies Ernest Gellner  16. Tribe and State: Some Concluding RemarksAndrew Strathern