135 x 203 x 21mm
A fascinating chronicle of a nation's turbulent history and a must read for anyone interested in the historical evolution of one of today's most dangerous breeding grounds of global terrorism.
Starting in seventh century AD, Martin Ewans shows Afghanistan's early days - of powerful dynasties, fierce tribal rivalries and stunning architectural feats. In Ewan's lucid and dispassionate prose, a once powerful empire is revealed, whose traditions and political stability have over the years slowly been reduced to ruins.
Martin Ewans carefully and concisely weighs the lessons of history to provide a frank appraisal of Afghanistan's fragile relationship with its neighbouring countries.