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The Resource Afghan modern : the history of a global nation, Robert D. Crews

Afghan modern : the history of a global nation, Robert D. Crews

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Afghan modern : the history of a global nation
Title
Afghan modern
Title remainder
the history of a global nation
Statement of responsibility
Robert D. Crews
Title variation
History of a global nation
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Rugged, remote, riven by tribal rivalries and religious violence, Afghanistan seems to many a country frozen in time and forsaken by the world. Afghan Modern presents a bold challenge to these misperceptions, revealing how Afghans, over the course of their history, have engaged and connected with a wider world and come to share in our modern globalized age. Always a mobile people, Afghan travelers, traders, pilgrims, scholars, and artists have ventured abroad for centuries, their cosmopolitan sensibilities providing a compass for navigating a constantly changing world. Robert Crews traces the roots of Afghan globalism to the early modern period, when, as the subjects of sprawling empires, the residents of Kabul, Kandahar, and other urban centers forged linkages with far-flung imperial centers throughout the Middle East and Asia. Focusing on the emergence of an Afghan state out of this imperial milieu, he shows how Afghan nation-making was part of a series of global processes, refuting the usual portrayal of Afghans as pawns in the "Great Game" of European powers and of Afghanistan as a "hermit kingdom." In the twentieth century, the pace of Afghan interaction with the rest of the world dramatically increased, and many Afghan men and women came to see themselves at the center of ideological struggles that spanned the globe. Through revolution, war, and foreign occupations, Afghanistan became even more enmeshed in the global circulation of modern politics, occupying a pivotal position in the Cold War and the tumultuous decades that followed.--
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1970-
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Crews, Robert D.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Afghanistan
Label
Afghan modern : the history of a global nation, Robert D. Crews
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Imperial cosmopolitans -- Forging an Afghan empire -- Bodies in motion -- The star of Asia -- Seduced by capital -- The atomic age -- Revolutionary dreams -- At the center of humanity
Control code
FIEb17765249
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
381 pages
Isbn
9780674286092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)907204505
Label
Afghan modern : the history of a global nation, Robert D. Crews
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Imperial cosmopolitans -- Forging an Afghan empire -- Bodies in motion -- The star of Asia -- Seduced by capital -- The atomic age -- Revolutionary dreams -- At the center of humanity
Control code
FIEb17765249
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
381 pages
Isbn
9780674286092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)907204505

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