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

Release Date: 06/2009

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