A Political and Diplomatic History of Afghanistan, 1863-1901
Brill, 2006 - 259 sidor
Afghanistan emerged as a nation-state after Amir 'Abd al-Rahman Khan consolidated the central authority in its most formative period of its history in the late nineteenth century. All this at a time when the two expanding Russian and British empires were approaching Afghanistan in what is known as the Great Game for mastery over the Central Asian states.
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Relations with Russia and the Russian
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