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Author Edwards, David B.

Title Before Taliban : genealogies of the Afghan jihad / David B. Edwards.

Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, 2002.


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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 354 pages) : illustrations, maps
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-345) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction : into forbidden Afghanistan -- pt. 1. The Saur revolution -- 2. Lives of the Party -- 3. The armature of Khalqi power -- Coda : the death of a President -- pt. 2. The Pech uprising -- 4. A son of Safi -- 5. Anatomy of a tribal uprising -- Coda : the death of a Safi daughter -- pt. 3. The Islamic jihad -- 6. Muslim youth -- 7. Fault lines in the Afghan jihad -- Coda : the death of Majrooh -- 8. Epilogue : Topakan and Taliban.
Summary David B. Edwards traces the lives of three recent Afghan leaders in Afghanistan's history -- Nur Muhammad Taraki, Samiullah Safi, and Qazi Amin Waqad -- to explain how the promise of progress and prosperity that animated Afghanistan in the 1960s crumbled and became the present tragedy of discord, destruction, and despair. Each of the men Edwards profiles were engaged in the political struggles of the country's recent history. They hoped to see Afghanistan become a more just and democratic nation. But their visions for their country were radically different, and in the end, all three failed and were killed or exiled.
Note Print version record.
Subject Safi, Samiullah.
Amin, Qazi Muhammad.
Amin, Qazi Muhammad.
Safi, Samiullah.
Tarahk, Nr Muammad.
Amin, Qazi Muhammad. (OCoLC)fst00470187
Safi, Samiullah. (OCoLC)fst00470186
Afghanistan -- History -- Saur Revolution, 1978.
Afghanistan -- History -- Soviet occupation, 1979-1989.
Afghanistan -- History -- 20th century.
HISTORY -- General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
Afghanistan. (OCoLC)fst01205406
Politiek geweld.
Soviet Occupation of Afghanistan (Afghanistan : 1979-1989) (OCoLC)fst01355030
Saur Revolution (Afghanistan : 1978) (OCoLC)fst01354657
Chronological Term 1978-1989
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Edwards, David B. Before Taliban. Berkeley : University of California Press, 2002 0520228596 0520228618 (DLC) 2001006513 (OCoLC)48249286
ISBN 9780520926875 (electronic bk.)
0520926870 (electronic bk.)
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052090060X (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9780520900608 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
1597344850 (electronic bk.)
9781597344852 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 9780520228610
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