A Brief History Of Afghanistan
Author: Shaista Wahab, Barry Youngerman
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A Brief History of Afghanistan examines this country's isolation and how it found itself involved in 30 years of war and anarchy. This resource provides extensive background information so readers can understand the issues and make informed judgments of their own. Offering a clear, concise account of this country's historical and cultural heritage, from 3000 BCE to the present, this insightful book explores the culture and politics of the Pashtun tribes whose homeland extends across much of Afghanistan and northern Pakistan, as well as the Taliban insurgency and the relationship between local leaders and the central government in Kabul.
About the Author
Shaista Wahab is a native of Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan. She holds degrees in history and information sciences from Kabul University, the University of New Delhi in India, and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She is presently the cataloger and curator of the University of Nebraska's Arthur Paul Afghanistan Collection.