Afghanistan: A Modern History.

Author:Rhodes, Fred
Position:Brief Article - Book Review
 
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Afghanistan A Modern History Angelo Rasanayagam Published by IB TAURIS ISBN 1 85043 857 9 Price 12.99 [pounds sterling] paperback Since 11th September, 2001,

Afganistan has dominated much of the news, as it often did during the Soviet occupation (1979-1989). But even in the 19th and early 20th centuries, when its mountain ranges provided the arena where much of the Great Game was played out, Afghanistan was the focal point of East-West relations. Squeezed between four empires--Russia, China, India and Persia--it has a tortured history that provides an extraordinary glimpse into the patterns of world movements. Angelo Rasanayagam has revised and updated his...

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