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Taliban and the Crisis of Afghanistan

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ISBN-10: 0674032241

ISBN-13: 9780674032248

Edition: 2008

Authors: Robert D. Crews, Amin Tarzi

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The Taliban remain one of the most elusive forces in modern history. A ragtag collection of clerics and madrasa students, this obscure movement emerged out of the rubble of the Cold War to shock the world with their draconian Islamic order. The Taliban refused to surrender their vision even when confronted by the United States after September 11, 2001. Reinventing themselves as part of a broad insurgency that destabilized Afghanistan, they pledged to drive out the Americans, NATO, and their allies and restore their "Islamic Emirate."The Taliban and the Crisis of Afghanistan explores the paradox at the center of this challenging phenomenon: how has a seemingly anachronistic band of religious…    
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 5/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Robert D. Crews is Assistant Professor of History at Stanford University .

Amin Tarzi is the Director of Middle East Studies, Marine Corps University .

Maps
Note on Transliteration
Introduction
Explaining the Taliban's Ability to Mobilize the Pashtuns
The Rise and Fall of the Taliban
The Taliban, Women, and the Hegelian Private Sphere
Taliban and Talibanism in Historical Perspective
Remembering the Taliban
Fraternity, Power, and Time in Central Asia
Moderate Taliban?
The Neo-Taliban
Epilogue: Afghanistan and the Pax Americana
Notes
Contributors
Acknowledgments
Index