Very Good-in Very Good-dust jacket. 0801407729. Library stamps/marks/labels/pocket, dj flaps glued to endpapers, light cock, otherwise light wear; Dust Jacket flaps glued to endpapers, spine label, protector still present. Solid hardcover.; From this dour, inward-looking, and indeed xenophobic political culture, it is remarkable that there should emerge one of the most talented, liberal, and dynamic modernizers of Asia, King Amanullah....For the student of modernization this experiment has special significance because it ended in a civil war that cost Amanullah his throne. So violent a clash tends to expose to scrutiny and highlight the underlying political forces of a society....I want to make clear what this work is and what it is not. It is an intensive and documented study of the dynamics of political development in Afghan tribal society at a particular period. It is not a history of the Amanullah period in the strictest sense of teh word, nor is it a biography of Amanullah."-Introduction. Contents: Introduction; I. The Politics of Tribal Power; II. The Molding of a Modernizer; III. The Amanullah Reforms: Stages and Social Dimensions; IV. The Amanullah Reforms: Modernizing the Nation-State; V. The Amanullah Reforms: Modernizing the Soldiers and the Mullahs; VI. The Amanullah Reforms: Modernizing the Economy; VII. The Amanullah Reforms: Why Did They Fail? ; VIII. The Rebellion: Tribal Power Prevails; IX: The Rebellion: A Political Analysis; X. External Pressures: Geopolitics and Relations with Russia; XI. External Pressures: Relations with Britain; XII. Lessons and Reflections; Appendixes A-F; Bibliographic Essay; Bibliography; Index.; Ex-Library; xvii, 318 pages.
Fine. 0801407729 Cornell University Press; Ithaca, 1973. Hardcover. First edition. Signed. Near Fine in a Near Fine Dustwrapper. A nice, clean unmarked copy. Signed, with nice personalized inscription, from the author on the front free endpaper. 8vo[octavo or aprx 6 x 9 inches], 318pp. We pack securely and ship daily with delivery confirmation on every book. The picture on the listing page is of the actual book for sale. Additional Scan(s) are available for any item, please inquire.
Inscribed by author in 1973 to Dorothy McKibben, the "gatekeeper" of Los Alamos, with her small signature on the dust jacket. FINE, VIRTUALLY AS NEW, IN SIMILAR DUST JACKET. Scarce signed, and in this condition.
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