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State and Tribe in Nineteenth-Century Afghanistan : The Reign of Amir Dost Muhammad Khan (1826-1863) - Christine Noelle

State and Tribe in Nineteenth-Century Afghanistan

The Reign of Amir Dost Muhammad Khan (1826-1863)

Hardcover Published: 29th October 1997
ISBN: 9780700706297
Number Of Pages: 464

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With the exception of two short periods of direct British intervention during the Anglo-Afghan Wars of 1839-42 and 1878-80, the history of nineteenth-century Afghanistan has received little attention from western scholars. This study seeks to shift the focus of debate from the geostrategic concern with Afghanistan as the bone of contention between imperial Russian and British interests to a thorough investigation of the sociopolitical circumstances prevailing within the country. On the basis of unpublished British documents and works by Afghan historians, it lays the groundwork for a better understanding of the political mechanisms at work during the early Muhammadzai era by analysing them both from the viewpoint of the center and the pierphery.

Acknowledgements
Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction
Dost Muhammad Khan's First Reign and the First Anglo-Afghan Warp. 1
The Political Setting in the Early Nineteenth Centuryp. 1
Dost Muhammad Khan's Assumption of Powerp. 10
Dost Muhammad Khan's Sphere of Influence 1826-1839p. 22
The First Anglo-Afghan War (1839-1842) and Amir Dost Muhammad Khan's Resumption of Powerp. 38
Amir Dost Muhammad Khan's Policies in Turkistanp. 60
Afghan Turkistan - The Geographical and Ethnographical Settingp. 60
Historical Overviewp. 64
The Uzbek Principalities of the Early Nineteenth Centuryp. 74
Dost Muhammad Khan's Intervention in Turkistanp. 87
The Effects of the Afghan Administrationp. 101
The Position of the Pashtun Tribes in the Muhammadzai Statep. 123
Pashtun Organization in the Light of Modern Anthropologyp. 125
The Pashtuns in Historyp. 158
Dost Muhammad Khan's Occupation of Qandahar and His Administrationp. 228
The Durranisp. 229
Dost Muhammad Khan's Administrationp. 248
Conclusionp. 290
Notesp. 298
Glossaryp. 366
App. A: Mapsp. 375
App. B: Genealogical Tablesp. 383
App. C: Currenciesp. 398
The Service Grants Made by Ahmad Shah in the Qandahar Regionp. 401
The Urban Population of Afghan Turkistanp. 402
Bibliographyp. 405
Indexp. 425
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ISBN: 9780700706297
ISBN-10: 0700706291
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 29th October 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.96 x 17.88  x 3.68
Weight (kg): 0.91
Edition Number: 1