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ALBONE, T. / HUDSON, M.: Afghanistan - In A Nutshell (Unabridged)


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ALBONE, T. / HUDSON, M.: Afghanistan - In A Nutshell (Unabridged)

Afghanistan has been a tinderbox for centuries. A major crossroads between East and West, it has seen many armies invade with impunity its rough and varied terrain—from Alexander the Great’s in the 4th century BC to the Soviet and Nato forces of our own time. This clear introduction covers Islam, the Pashtun majority, the constant internecine strife, the powerful leaders—all from an historical perspective, which helps to explain the country’s current position as one of the most dangerous on earth. And yet there remains an enduring fascination with its culture and its peoples…

Albone, Tim

  Afghanistan - In a Nutshell
1.   Afghanistan's history is one of conflict. 00:05:30
2.   Persian - speakers of the region… 00:04:54
3.   The next large ethnic group is the Tajik… 00:05:22
4.   The history of Zoroastrianism… 00:05:25
5.   The Mughals faced pressure from the West… 00:05:45
6.   Until 1826, when Afghanistan returned… 00:06:01
7.   Amanullah saw a perfect chance for Afghanistan… 00:06:00
8.   Zahir, a keen moderniser… 00:05:03
9.   The five year rule of the Daoud government… 00:05:45
10.   By 1986 the Soviets were facing the fiercest fighting… 00:05:59
11.   The Taliban surged through… 00:04:08
12.   The strict Sunnism of the Taliban… 00:06:09
13.   Zahir Shah, Afghanistan's last king… 00:05:48
14.   Many blame the rise of resistance in Afghanistan… 00:02:53
15.   While part of the plan for rebuilding Afghanistan… 00:04:36

Total Playing Time: 01:19:18

Hudson, Mark

Albone, Tim

Soames, Benjamin

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Non-Fiction

Catalogue No: NA196112

Barcode: 9789626349618

Physical Release: 06/2009

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