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  • Lost World of the Golden Kingby Frank L. Holt

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 39.95

    Drawing on ancient historical writings, the vast array of information gleaned in recent years from the study of Hellenistic coins, and startling archaeological evidence newly unearthed in Afghanistan, Frank L. Holt sets out to rediscover the ancient civilization of Bactria. In a gripping narrative informed by the author?s deep knowledge of his subject,... more...

  • The Buddhas of Bamiyanby Llewelyn Morgan

    Profile Books 2012; US$ 21.31

    The Buddhas of Bamiyan in Afghanistan, carved in the sixth century AD, represented two aspects of the Buddha, universal and historical. In March 2001 the Taliban destroyed them. They were massive, 55m and 38m tall, hewn out of the solid rock face and it took weeks to bring them down. The Buddhas have a remarkable story to tell, from their... more...

  • Bazaar Politicsby Noah Coburn

    Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 22.95

    After the fall of the Taliban, instability reigned across Afghanistan. However, in the small town of Istalif, located a little over an hour north of Kabul and not far from Bagram on the Shomali Plain, local politics remained relatively violence-free. Bazaar Politics examines this seemingly paradoxical situation, exploring how the town's local politics... more...

  • Murder in the Hindu Kushby Tim Hannigan

    The History Press 2011; US$ 27.69

    On a bright July morning in 1870 the British explorer George Hayward was brutally murdered high in the Hindu Kush. Who was he, what had brought him to this wild spot, and why was he killed? Told in full for the first time, this is the gripping tale of Hayward's journey from a Yorkshire childhood to a place at the forefront of the 'Great Game' between... more...

  • The Dressmaker of Khair Khanaby Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.99

    "We're far more accustomed to?and comfortable with?seeing women portrayed as victims of war who deserve our sympathy rather than as resilient survivors who demand our respect?"   Former ABC journalist Gayle Tzemach Lemmon tells the riveting true story of Kamila Sidiqi and other women of Afghanistan in the wake of the Taliban?s fearful rise to... more...

  • Verteidigung am Hindukusch?by Georg Löfflmann

    Diplomica Verlag 2008; US$ 34.56

    Der militärische Einsatz der Bundeswehr in Afghanistan offenbart ein strategisches Dilemma deutscher Sicherheitspolitik. In der jüngsten Vergangenheit wurden deutsche Soldaten zwar zu Wiederaufbau-, Überwachungs- und Stabilisierungsmissionen herangezogen, die direkte militärische Bekämpfung gegnerischer Kräfte bildete in den bisherigen Auslandseinsätzen... more...

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