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  • Medieval Islamby Gustave E. von Grunebaum

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00

    From the Preface:   "This book book has grown out of a series of public lectures delivered in the spring of 1945 in the Division of the Humanities of the University of Chicago. It proposes to outline the cultural orientation of the Muslim Middle Ages, with eastern Islam as the center of attention. It attempts to characterize the medieval Muslim's... more...

  • No Easy Taskby Colonel Bernd Horn; Emily Spencer

    Dundurn 2012; US$ 16.99

    Afghanistan has long been considered the graveyard of empires. Those who have ventured into Afghanistan with notions of controlling its people have soon discovered that fighting in that rugged, hostile land is no easy task. This collection of essays examines this legacy of conflict, particularly from a Canadian perspective. more...

  • Afghanistanby Angelo Rasanayagam

    I.B.Tauris 2003; US$ 27.00

    Afghanistan dominates the news today, as it often did during the Soviet occupation two decades ago. But even in the 19th and early 20th centuries at the height of the Great Game, Afghanistan was the focal point of East-West relations. Squeezed between Russia, China, India and Persia, its tortured history provides an extraordinary glimpse into the patterns... more...

  • Afghan Frontierby Victoria Schofield

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 21.00

    ?The most dangerous place in the world.? - Barack Obama The borderlands of Afghanistan and Pakistan have become the arena for a global conflict with consequences that defy prediction. Afghan Frontier traces the history of this region as a hotly contested battlefield for millennia. At the crossroads of Central Asia, gateway to India and the West,... more...

  • I is for Infidelby Kathy Gannon

    PublicAffairs 2006; US$ 12.95

    A gripping, intimately-observed history of Afghanistan from 1986 to the present?by the longest-serving Western journalist in the region?overturns our conventional and simplistic understandings. more...

  • Afghanistanby Stephen Tanner

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 17.95

    An up-to-date edition of the only military history of Afghanistan, including the recent operations by American and Afghan forces fighting the Taliban insurgency more...

  • Statebuilding in Afghanistanby Nik Hynek; Péter Marton

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 140.00

    This edited volume maps and theorizes NATO-ISAF?s multi-national contribution to peacebuilding and reconstruction in Afghanistan. It answers key questions through a series of case studies which together form a comparative study of national contributions to the multilateral mission in Afghanistan. more...

  • Kill Bin Ladenby Dalton Fury

    Scribe Publications 2011; US$ 14.99

    The mission was to kill the most wanted man in the world ? an operation of such magnitude that it couldn?t be handled by just any military or intelligence force. The best America had to offer was needed. As such, the task was handed to roughly forty members of America?s supersecret counterterrorist unit formerly known as 1st Special Forces Operational... more...

  • Afgantsyby Rodric Braithwaite

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 21.99

    The story of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan is well known: the expansionist Communists overwhelmed a poor country as a means of reaching a warm-water port on the Persian Gulf. Afghan mujahideen upset their plans, holding on with little more than natural fighting skills, until CIA agents came to the rescue with American arms. Humiliated in battle,... more...

  • On Afghanistan's Plainsby Jules Stewart

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 35.00

    Britain?s military involvement in Afghanistan is a contentious subject, yet it is often forgotten that the current conflict is in fact the fourth in a string of such wars dating back more than 170 years. During the nineteenth century, the days of the Great Game rivalry in Central Asia, the British feared that if Russia were to gain a foothold in Afghanistan... more...