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The Making of Modern Afghanistan

by B. Hopkins

Part of the Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series Series

The Making of Modern Afghanistan Synopsis

Examines the evolution of the modern Afghan state in the shadow of Britain's imperial presence in South Asia during the first half of the nineteenth century, and challenges the staid assumptions that the Afghans were little more than pawns in a larger Anglo-Russian imperial rivalry known as the 'Great Game'.

The Making of Modern Afghanistan Press Reviews

'A complex book both in its argument and its presentation. [...] This is a book written with serious intent and deserves close scrutiny.' - Asian Affairs

Book Information

ISBN: 9780230554214
Publication date: 24th October 2008
Author: B. Hopkins
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 259 pages
Categories: Asian history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900,

About B. Hopkins

B. D.HOPKINS is currently an Assistant Professor in the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University. His work focuses on modern South Asian history, in particular that of Afghanistan and the northwest frontier during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He is also co-author (with Magnus Marsden) of Fragments of the Afghan Frontier, as well as numerous journalarticles.

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