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Islam and Resistance in Afghanistan : Cambridge Middle East Library - Olivier Roy

Islam and Resistance in Afghanistan

Cambridge Middle East Library

By: Olivier Roy, Roger Owen (Adapted By), Edmund Burke (Adapted By), Michael C. Hudson (Adapted By), Walid Kazziha (Adapted By)

Paperback Published: 21st January 1991
ISBN: 9780521397001
Number Of Pages: 284

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In this newly updated edition, Olivier Roy expands his penetrating study of the history, ideology and structures of the Afghan resistance movement to mid-1989. He examines the evolution of the military and political situation inside Afghanistan during the last years of the Soviet presence and discusses relations between the Afghan resistance and the Islamic fundamentalist movements. The situation created by the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan is also explored and in a new conclusion Professor Roy assesses to what extent the war has altered the traditional fabric of Afghan society.

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Some reviews of the first edition: 'This is the most instructive study of the Afghan response to Marxist rule and Soviet intervention published to date. It is based on Roy's several lengthy visits threoughout Afghanistan between 1980 and 1985 ... this is preeminently a study of Afghan society, religion and politics in an elemental struggle for cultural and national survival.' South Asia 'This superb book ... has instantly become the standard reference work on the subject.' Religion in Communist Lands

Acknowledgementsp. x
Mapsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
State and society in Afghanistanp. 10
Islam in Afghanistanp. 30
The origins of Afghan fundamentalism and popular movements up to 1947p. 54
The Islamist movement up to 1978p. 69
The communist reforms and the repression, 1978-9p. 84
The uprisings, 1978-9p. 98
The establishments of political partiesp. 110
The development of the parties between 1980 and 1984p. 127
The role of the Shi'a in the resistancep. 139
Society and the warp. 149
From freedom fighter to guerillap. 172
Military operationsp. 189
The conflict from 1986 to the Soviet withdrawalp. 207
Cultural patterns and changes in society: an assessmentp. 215
Afghan politics and the outside worldp. 228
The resistance partiesp. 235
Glossaryp. 237
Chronological tablep. 246
Notesp. 248
Bibliographyp. 260
Indexp. 267
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ISBN: 9780521397001
ISBN-10: 0521397006
Series: Cambridge Middle East Library
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 21st January 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 15.19  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised