A Brief History of Afghanistan
Co-authored by Shaista Wahab, UNO faculty member.
Afghanistan has long been considered a remote and uninviting country to all but its closest neighbors. This lightly populated agricultural and pastoral nation has guarded its independence in the age of European imperialism thanks in large part to its limited perceived value. Political isolation reinforced by a conservative tribal culture kept most of the cultural and economic changes of the modern world at bay. Slowly, however, modern ways and values began to penetrate into the capital city of Kabul.
A Brief History of Afghanistan, Second Edition examines this country's isolation and how it found itself involved in 30 years of war and anarchy. This updated resource provides extensive background information so readers can understand the issues and make informed judgments of their own.
New York, New York
Wahab, Shaista and Youngerman, Barry, "A Brief History of Afghanistan" (2010). Faculty Books and Monographs. 19.