Historical Dictionary of Afghanistan, 3rd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0810859270
  • ISBN-13: 9780810859272
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 585 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2003 | Published/Released April 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2003

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Overview

During almost 250 years of its existence, Afghanistan has evolved from rule by a tribal aristocracy to constitutional monarchy and people's democratic republic, culminating in the establishment of a theocracy in which power rests with the religious establishment, the ulama. A civil war, subsequent to the communist defeat in 1992, resulted in the emergence of the Taliban who intended to establish a true Islamic state. Taliban misrule, support for terrorist groups, and alliance with Osama bin Laden led to American intervention resulting in a renewed attempt to establish a broad-based democratic government.

This third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Afghanistan provides researchers with updated information and considerable new material. It includes entries on major historical events, important places, leading personalities - past and present - and significant aspects of the country's culture, religion, and economy. The introduction contains an outline of Afghanistan's political history, an appendix includes a number of documents, and a comprehensive bibliography introduces the reader to additional sources. Published in print format in 2003.

About the Author:
Ludwig W. Adamec is widely known as a leading authority on Afghanistan. He is a professor at the University of Arizona and has served as the director of the Near Eastern Center for 10 years.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Asian/Oceanian Historical Dictionaries.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Contents.
Editor's Foreword.
Abbreviations and Acronyms.
Reader's Note.
Maps of Afghanistan.
Introduction.
1: Abbas, Mulla Akhund.
2: Abdali.
3: Abdul Ghani.
4: Abdul HAQ (ABD AL-HAQQ).
5: Abdul Karim.
6: Abdul Khaliq.
7: Abdullah, Dr. Abdullah.
8: Abdul Majid, Maulawi.
9: Abdul Malik, General.
10: Abdul Qadir, Haji.
11: Abdul Qadir, General.
12: Abdul Quddus.
13: Abdul Rahim.
14: Abdul Rahman, Amir (Abdur Rahman, r. 1880–1901).
15: Abdul Rahman, Campaigns of.
16: Abdul Razzaq, Mulla.
17: Abdul Wali.
18: ABI.
19: Ab-i Istada (32°32′ N, 67°57′ E).
20: Ab-i Wakhan (37°0′ N, 72°40′ E).
21: ABU Hanifa, Al-Nu'man B. Thabit B. Zuta (ca. 700–767).
22: Achakzai.
23: Administrative Divisions.
24: Afgantsy (Sing. Afganets).
25: Afghan.
26: Afghan Academy (Pashtu Tolana).
27: Afghan Encyclopedia Society (Ariana Da'erat Al-Ma'aref).
28: Afghan Hound.
29: Afghani.
30: Afghanis/Arabs.
31: Afghani, Sayyid Jamaluddin.
32: Afghanistan.
33: Afghan Millat (Afghan Nation).
34: Afghan Security Service (AGSA).
35: Afghan Wolus (Afghan Nation).
36: Afghan Yearbook.
37: Afkar-i Nau (New Ideas).
38: Afridi.
39: Agriculture and Animal Husbandry.
40: Ahadi, Anwar Al-Haq (Anwarulhaq Ahady).
41: Ahang, Muhammad Kazim.
42: Ahmad Jan, Maulawi.
43: Ahmad Shah.
44: Ahmad Shah, Abdali Durrani.
45: Ahmadullah, Qari.
46: Ahmadzai.
47: Aibak (36°16′ N, 68°1′ E).
48: AI Khanum (Moon Lady, 37°8′ N, 69°27′ E).
49: Aimaq.
50: Air Force.
51: Akbari, Ustad Muhammad.
52: Akhtar Khan, Lieutenant General Abdul Rahman.
53: Akhtar Muhammad, Akhund.
54: Akhund.
55: Alaqadari.
56: Ali Ahmad.
57: Allahdad, Maulawi.
58: Allahdad, Maulawi Akhund.
59: Al Qaeda (the Base).
60: Aman-I Afghan (Afghan Peace).
61: Amanullah, King (Aman Allah).
62: Ambala Conference.
63: Amin, Hafizullah.
64: Amir (Emir).
65: Amu Daria (Darya, 34°40′ N, 59°1′ E).
66: Andkhui (36°56′ N, 65°8′ E).
67: Angar, Faiz Muhammad.
68: Anglo-Afghan Relations.
69: Anglo-Afghan Treaty of 1905.
70: Anglo-Afghan Treaty of 1919.
71: Anglo-Afghan Treaty of 1921.
72: Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907.
73: Anis, Ghulam Muhyiuddin.
74: Anjoman-i Adabi (Literary Society).
75: Ansari, Khwaja Abdullah (1006–1089).
76: Aqcha (36°56′ N, 66°11′ E).
77: Arab.
78: Arg (Ark).
79: Arghandab (31°27′ N, 64°23′ E).
80: Arghastan (31°23′ N, 65°46′ E).
81: Ariana (Aryana).
82: Ariana Afghan Airlines.
83: Arms Bazaars.
84: Army.
85: Army of the Indus.
86: Arsala, Hedayat Amin.
87: Ashari, Muhammad Musa.
88: Asoka (269–232 B.C.).
89: Ata, Muhammad Ustad (Atta).
90: Atan.
91: Auckland, Lord George Eden.
92: Aviation.
93: Ayub, Muhammad (Ayyub).
94: Azan (Adhan).
95: Azhar, Abdul Samad.
96: Azimi, Abdul Salam.
97: Baba Jan, Lieutenant General Abdul Wahed.
98: Babur, Zahir Al-Din Muhammad (1483–1530).
99: Bactria.
100: Badakhshan (36°45′ N, 72°0′ E).
101: Badakhshi, Tahir.
102: Badal.
103: Badghis (35°0′ N, 63°45′ E).
104: Bagh-i Bala.
105: Baghlan (36°11′ N, 68°44′ E).
106: Bagram (Begram, 34°58′ N, 69°17′ E).
107: Bahes, Bahruddin (Baes).
108: Baihaqi, Abu'l Fazl (995–1077).
109: Baiqara, Sultan Husain (1469–1506).
110: Bala Hisar.
111: Balkh (36°46′ N, 66°54′ E).
112: Balkhi, Jalaluddin Rumi (1207–1273).
113: Balkhi, Rabi'a.
114: Baluch.
115: Bamian (Bamyan, 34°50′ N, 67°50′ E).
116: Band-i Amir (34°50′ N, 67°12′ E).
117: Band-i Baba (34°37′ N, 62°40′ E).
118: Band-i Turkestan (35°30′ N, 64°0′ E).
119: Banking.
120: Barakatullah, Maulawi.
121: Baraki.
122: Barakzai.
123: Barechi.
124: Bareq-Shafi'i, Muhammad Hasan.
125: Baryalai, Mahmud.
126: Bashgal (Landai Sind, 35°20′ N, 71°32′ E).
127: Basmachis.
128: Bazaar.
129: Beheshti, Sayyid Ali.
130: Behzad, Kamaluddin (1450[60?]–1535).
131: Benawa, Abdul Rauf.
132: Biruni, Abu Rayhan Al-. (973–1048).
133: Bismil, Muhammad Anwar.
134: Bitab, Sufi Abdul.
135: Bonn Conference.
136: Brahimi, Lakhdar.
137: Brahui.
138: Breshna, Abdul Ghafur.
139: Burnes, Alexander (1805–1841).
140: Buzkashi.
141: Calendar.
142: Caliph.
143: Campbell, William.
144: Capitulation, Treaty of.
145: Cavagnari, Sir Pierre Louis.
146: Cavagnari, Sir Pierre Louis, Reception of.
147: Chador (D., Burqa, Tent).
148: Chaghcharan (34°31′ N, 65°15′ E).
149: Chai Khana.
150: Chakhansur (31°10′ N, 62°4′ E).
151: Chamberlain, Sir Neville Bowles (1820–1902).
152: Chamkani (Tsamkani, 33°48′ N, 69°49′ E).
153: Chapan.
154: Chapandaz.
155: Charikar (35°1′ N, 69°11′ E).
156: Charkhi.
157: Chehel Zina.
158: Chisht (34°21′ N, 63°44′ E).
159: Clarendon-Gortchakoff Agreement.
160: Constitutional Development.
161: Constitutional Drafting Committee.
162: Da Afghanistan Bank.
163: Danish, Muhammad Sarwar.
164: Dar Al-Ulum Haqaniyya.
165: Dari.
166: Darulaman (Dar Al-Aman, 34°28′ N, 69°0′ E).
167: Dar Ul-Islam (Dar Al-Islam).
168: Dar Ul-Mu'allemin (Dar Al-Mu'allemin).
169: Darwaz (38°26′ N, 70°47′ E).
170: Dasht-i Margo (30°45′ N, 63°10′ E).
171: Dawai, Abdul Hadi (Pareshan).
172: Death March.
173: Dehgan.
174: Democratic Republic of Afghanistan (DRA).
175: Deoband.
176: Dhimmi (Zimmi).
177: Din (A., Religion).
178: Din Muhammad, Mushk-i Alam (1790–1886).
179: Dobbs, Sir Henry.
180: Dorah Pass (36°0′ N, 71°15′ E).
181: Dori River (31°29′ N, 65°12′ E).
182: Dost Muhammad, Amir (r. 1826–1838 and 1842–1863).
183: Dostum, General Abdul Rashid.
184: Durand Agreement.
185: Durand, Sir Mortimer (1850–1924).
186: Durrani Dynasty (1747–1973).
187: Durrani, Land Tenure.
188: Dutani (Dotani).
189: East India Company, British.