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Author Roy, Kaushik, 1971- author

Title War and society in Afghanistan : from the Mughals to the Americans, 1500-2013 / Kaushik Roy
Edition First edition
Published New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource : maps (black and white)
Summary This monograph analyses the rhythms of war and the geopolitical significance of Afghanistan with a focus on the interrelated concepts of weak/rentier state, great power rivalry and counter-insurgency. It analyses why the Mughal, the British, the Soviets, and the Americans won the conventional wars in Afghanistan but were defeated in the unconventional ones. It takes a comprehensive view of the history of the region and provides a political and military narrative of conventional andunconventional war in Afghanistan during the last five centuries
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on March 3, 2015)
Subject War and society -- Afghanistan.
Afghanistan -- History, Military.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199085286 (ebook)