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War and Society in Afghanistan: From the Mughals to the Americans, 1500-2013

War and Society in Afghanistan: From the Mughals to the Americans, 1500-2013

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This monograph analyses the rhythms of war and the geopolitical significance of Afghanistan with a focus on the interrelated concepts of weak/rentier state, great power rivalry and counter-insurgency. It analyses why the Mughal, the British, the Soviets, and the Americans won the conventional wars in Afghanistan but were defeated in the unconventional ones. It takes a comprehensive view of the history of the region and provides a political and military narrative ofconventional and unconventional war in Afghanistan during the last five centuries.

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Autor: Kaushik Roy
ISBN-13: 9780198099109
ISBN: 019809910X
Einband: Buch
Seiten: 336
Gewicht: 544 g
Format: 236x160x23 mm
Sprache: Englisch
Autor: Kaushik Roy
Kaushik Roy is Guru Nanak Professor at the Department of History, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India and Global Fellow at Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Norway.

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Autor: Kaushik Roy
ISBN-13:: 9780198099109
ISBN: 019809910X
Erscheinungsjahr: 27.03.2015
Verlag: OXFORD UNIV PR
Gewicht: 544g
Seiten: 336
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 236x160x23 mm