In this book, Olivier Roy examines the history, ideology and structures of the Afghan resistance. He argues that the forces opposing Marxist rule of the country, though advocating a return to the basic tenets of Islam, are far from reactionary or backward-looking. Indeed he sees an Islamic revolution, advocating a modernisation of Afghan society, ...Read MoreIn this book, Olivier Roy examines the history, ideology and structures of the Afghan resistance. He argues that the forces opposing Marxist rule of the country, though advocating a return to the basic tenets of Islam, are far from reactionary or backward-looking. Indeed he sees an Islamic revolution, advocating a modernisation of Afghan society, taking place under the eyes of the Russian occupation forces, whose efforts to contain it have so far served mainly to consolidate it. This penetrating study charts the history of resistance to the present Afghan central government and its Russian ally. The first five chapters deal with the political, social and religious history of Afghanistan UP to 1978 and later chapters are concerned with the organisation of resistance, the parties involved and the differences between various groups, as well as their relations with Pakistan.Read Less
Good. 0521397006 Binding is tight & square. Moderate wear to cover, including curled corners to front & back covers. Book is slightly bowed from top to bottom. Contents are crisp, clean, complete and undamaged. Book was donated to Friends of the Omaha Public Library.
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8vo. VG/-no DJ. solid red glossy wraps spine with tiny black author surname, title in simple white characters, and publisher type in black close to tail. no spinal crease nor creases to the wraps panels, mild stress shows on trade paperback spine ends. faint edgewear, minimal shelfwear. previous owners' name and date on half-title page in green ink. front is mostly b/w pictorial with solid red band with full author in black, larger white titles. half title page has previous owners' name and date in green ink. light beige textblock, discoloration in tone is minimal, faint, limited to initial sheets past fep and ffep. top and bottom edge are beige, foreedge beige with dark yellow square, close to slightly nipped corners. 253 pp. ISBN # 0521338034. Rockville.
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