By: AHMED, FAIZ.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2017.:
Seller ID: 92690X1
Condition: Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book.
Debunking conventional narratives of Afghanistan as a perennial war zone and the rule of law as a secular-liberal monopoly, Faiz Ahmed presents a vibrant account of the first Muslim-majority country to gain independence, codify its own laws, and ratify a constitution after the fall of the Ottoman Empire. Afghanistan Rising illustrates how turn-of-the-twentieth-century Kabulfar from being a landlocked wilderness or remote frontierbecame a magnet for itinerant scholars and statesmen shuttling between Ottoman and British imperial domains. Tracing the country's longstanding but often ignored scho... View More...