A History of Afghanistan (eBook)

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The knowledge of a nation’s past enables one to better understand the present and grasp the significance of traditional views and institutions in present-day life, and the extent of their influence on the social, economic, political and cultural processes going on in the country. This, of course, pertains to Afghanistan, whose people accomplished a national-democratic revolution in April 1978, the first genuine social revolution in its history.

Description

This book examines the history of Afghanistan since prehistoric times and through the mid-1980s. It’s provides a rich narrative which gives the reader a clearer picture and deeper understanding of Afghanistan’s past, as well as a broader context in which to understand current events. Since this book was penned, U.S. imperialism and the people of Afghanistan’s resistance to it have opened a whole new chapter that is still being written.

“The knowledge of a nation’s past enables one to better understand the present and grasp the significance of traditional views and institutions in present-day life, and the extent of their influence on the social, economic, political and cultural processes going on in the country. This, of course, pertains to Afghanistan, whose people accomplished a national-democratic revolution in April 1978, the first genuine social revolution in its history.”

Additional information

Pages

341

Orig. Pub. Date

1985

Author

Yu. V. Gankovsky

File Formats

ePub, Mobi (Kindle), PDF

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