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Afghanistan Rising

Islamic Law and Statecraft between the Ottoman and British Empires

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$51.50 • £41.95 • €46.50

ISBN 9780674971943

Publication Date: 11/06/2017


448 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

25 halftones, 5 maps, 1 chart, 2 tables


  • Maps and Illustrations
  • Note on Transliteration and Usage
  • Introduction
  • 1. An Ottoman Scholar in Victorian Kabul: The First Ottoman Mission to Afghanistan
  • 2. A Damascene Road Meets a Passage to India: Ottoman and Indian Experts in Afghanistan
  • 3. Exit Great Game, Enter Great War: Afghanistan and the Ottoman Empire during World War I
  • 4. Converging Crescents: Turco-Afghan Entente and an Indian Exodus to Kabul
  • 5. Legalizing Afghanistan: Islamic Legal Modernism and the Making of the 1923 Constitution
  • 6. Turkish Tremors, Afghan Aftershocks: Anatolia and Afghanistan after the Ottomans
  • Conclusion

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