AFGHANISTAN

A NEW HISTORY
By (author)MARTIN EWANS

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This book follows a generally linear historical form. It starts with an account of the country and its people, and then describes and analyses its history, with particular reference to its relations with neighbouring powers and its dominant internal theme, the ongoing struggle between its rulers and tribal society. Attention is paid to the growing dichotomy during the twentieth century between an increasingly sophisticated urban elite and the traditional countryside, and its culmination in the communist coup and Soviet invasion. This is followed by an analysis of the reasons for the Soviet withdrawal and the subsequent civil war.


ISBN: 9694024323
Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
Subtitle: A NEW HISTORY
Author: MARTIN EWANS

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Weight 0.55 kg
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9694024323

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Publication Date

2001

Pages

239

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Sir Martin Ewans was educated at St Paul’s School, London and Cambridge University. Joining the British Diplomatic Service, he was posted in Pakistan, Canada and Nigeria before becoming Head of Chancery in Afghanistan. He later served in Tanzania and India, before becoming High Commissioner in Zimbabwe and Nigeria. He is currently Chairman of the international charity Children’s Aid Direct.

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