The Mongols of Afghanistan

an ethnography of the Moghôls and related peoples of Afghanistan.
  • 435 Pages
  • 0.91 MB
  • English
Mouton , "s-Gravenhage
Ethnology -- Afghanistan, Mongols -- Afghan



SeriesCentral Asiatic studies,, 4
LC ClassificationsDS327 .C4 no. 4
The Physical Object
Pagination435 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5866949M
LC Control Number62051457

Across the battlefields of Afghanistan for three decades and earned the status of living history. A must read for anyone interested in Genghis Khan's Mongol descendents, the hidden history of the CIA and Special Forces in Afghanistan (this is perhaps the most cutting edge part of the book), and the history of Afghanistan's colorful ethnic /5(52).

Russian military history is an often-overlooked field. Yet Russia is and has long been an important player in global politics, and its military exploits have been central to its role on the world stage. This study of Russia's military past provides insights into European and U.S. history, including the conduct The Mongols of Afghanistan book the two World Wars and the Cold War, and will help readers better appreciate the.

For over 2, years, the forbidding territory of Afghanistan has served as a vital crossroads for armies and has witnessed history-shaping clashes between civilizations: Greek, Arab, Mongol, and Tartar, and, in more recent times, British, Russian, and by: This book does a nice one-volume job of summarizing Afghanistan's military history from Alexander the Great's adventures in the area all the way up to the current round of conflicts there.

The chapter on Ghengis Khan's exploits in the area is excellent, as is the chapter on the Durrani Empire, the first homegrown empire/5. The leaders of the tumen were regarded as Mongol nobility, and the title Khagan (Great Khan) was the designated term for the leader of 10 tumens, which was reserved for Genghis Khan himself.

As was the typical terrain and climate of Afghanistan, the Mongol warriors were accustomed to the extreme weather conditions. Afghan History: Selected full-text books and articles Modern Afghanistan: The Impact of 40 Years of War By M.

Nazif Shahrani Indiana University Press, Read preview Overview. The book reflects the capricious political climate of Afghanistan, from the early monarchy to the terrible Taliban regime, via the Soviet attack of The narrative brims with energy amidst the notorious events being depicted, and delights with one of the most unforgettable closing lines of all time: ‘For you, a thousand times over.’.

Timur was born in Transoxiana near the city of Kesh (modern Shahrisabz, Uzbekistan), some 80 kilometres (50 mi) south of Samarkand, part of what was then the Chagatai Khanate. His name Temur means "Iron" in the Chagatai language, his mother-tongue (cf. Uzbek Temir, Turkish Demir).

He was a member of the Barlas, a Mongolian tribe that had been turkified in many aspects. Genre/Form: Academic theses: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Bacon, Elizabeth Emaline, Hazara Mongols of Afghanistan.

(OCoLC) Get this from a library. The Mongols of Afghanistan; an ethnography of the Moghôls and related peoples of Afghanistan. [Franz Schurmann].

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The Mongols lost Jalal al-Din's trail near Farah in western Afghanistan. The prince made his way to Ghazni, where he assembled and garrison Turkish forces, including a strong contingent under Temir Malek, one of the few Khwarezm generals who had fought well against the Mongols.

The capital of Afghanistan is its largest city, Kabul.A serene city of mosques and gardens during the storied reign of the emperor Bābur (–30), founder of the Mughal dynasty, and for centuries an important entrepôt on the Silk Road, Kabul lay in ruins following the long and violent Afghantoo, fared much of the country, its economy in shambles and its people scattered and.

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This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The digit and digit. A novel set during the reign of Genghis Khan and his Mongol Empire from the acclaimed author of Ghost on the Steppe, “a master storyteller” (Houston Chronicle).

Cecelia Holland’s historical fiction is well known for its immersion in exotic cultures, and Until the Sun Falls, one of her most successful books, takes the reader into the heart of the Mongol horde during the conquest of Russia Reviews: Afghanistan (/ æ f ˈ ɡ æ n ɪ s t æ n, æ f ˈ ɡ ɑː n ɪ s t ɑː n / (), also pronounced / ævˈɡænᵻstæn, ævˈɡɑːnᵻstɑːn /; Pashto/Dari: افغانستان, Pashto: Afġānistān [avɣɒnisˈtɒn, ab-], Dari: Afġānestān [avɣɒnesˈtɒn]), officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia.

About The Book This study deals with Central Asia under the Mongols. It begins with a critical survey of ecological factors and their impact in making Central Asia as a specific region.

The author examines in details the rise of the Mongol power under Chingiz Khan and his successors. The work in particular unfolds the story of the growth of the Chaghatais’ power in the region. The Taliban government showed an incredibly callous disregard for the Afghan people throughout its reign, so humanitarian impulses seem unlikely.

Mullah Omar's government also rejected outside (western) influence, including aid, so it would not have used the destruction of the Buddhas as a bargaining chip for food assistance.

Everything you wanted to know about the Mongol Empire and more. Not only is this book a source of a massive amount of information about the Mongols from the rise of Jinghis and his uniting of the tribes to the splintering of the empire doe to internal conflict on who would be Khan, it is also a detailed history of events of the Arab world and China and Korea during the era/5(5).

Peter Jackson, emeritus professor of medieval history at Keele University, came out with his magisterial The Mongols and the West, indetailing the epic clash between the forces of 13th century Christendom and the waves of Mongol invasion threatening to engulf it.

The standard account of that invasion has been the stuff of films and historical melodrama for years: the. This might not be the first book you would read on the Mongols, but it could be the second if you have also read about the earlier spread of Islam.

After an introduction to the medieval sources, chapters on Central Asia before the conquests, the origins of the Mongols and their westward military advances are delivered without s: 5. Inthe Soviet army left Afghanistan after a concerted campaign by the western-backed mujahideen.

But since then, many enduring myths have grown up about the war-torn country. In his new book. From –, Möngke conducted a census of the Mongol Empire including Iran, Afghanistan, Georgia, Armenia, Russia, Central Asia and North China.

The new census counted not only households but also the number of men aged 15–60 and the number of fields, livestock, vineyards, and orchards. Mongols remained powerful even after the fall of the Yuan dynasty but number of the Mongols decreased due to the fall of the Mongol Empire, wars and assimilation (turkization).

As the Ming dynasty understood its own disability of conquering Mongolia by military force, it started a policy of provoking the groups of Mongols to quarrel with one.

Mongol khans relied on their subjects and on foreigners to administer their empire. Over time, power shifted from the Mongols to their bureaucrats, and this, added to the continual feuding among the different khanates, led to the empire’s decline.

In the Mongols lost China to. This book deserves appreciation for its minute accounts of the happenings in Afghanistan under the Taliban. Rashid has done a fairly good amount of research on the Taliban and its style of rule. And his unfearful description of the intensive involvement of Pakistan's army and ISI in Afghanistan is reflective of a true journalistic spirit.4/5(6).

In The Mongols and the Islamic World-- in a 'Visual Arts' section of his (cautious) chapter on the Pax Mongolica, Jackson writes: 'This chapter would be lamentably inc Informative but cautious.

Ideally, a book with this title now would pay attention to cultural interchanges; art history has much to say on the Mongols and Europe/5(11). The Mongols (Mongolian: Монголчууд, ᠮᠣᠩᠭᠣᠯᠴᠤᠳ, Mongolchuud, [ˈmɔŋ.ɢɔɮ.t͡ʃʊːt]) are an East Asian ethnic group native to Mongolia and to China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous also live as minorities in other regions of China (e.g.

Xinjiang), as well as in ian people belonging to the Buryat and Kalmyk subgroups live predominantly in the. The Mongols were initially driven back, but they rallied and formed a defensive wall using their horses and other animals, from behind which they showered the Mamluks with arrows.

The arrival of the Mongol flanking force at the rear of the Mamluk army was the killing blow that causing the Mamluks to withdraw. Afghanistan, lies on the fringes of the historical world.

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For the Mongols we have The Secret History, originally compiled by anonymous Mongol authors ca. For Afghanistan we have the Tabakat-i Nasiri of Minhaj-ud-Din, who was an officer in the Ghurian army which resisted Chinggis Khan when that Mongol conqueror invaded Afghanistan.

The Mongols raped and pillaged for days, destroyed the city’s libraries and universities, and murdered at least 3, of the city’s notables. The Mongol destruction of Baghdad was far worse for the Muslim world than the Crusades; Muslims flourished in the Crusader states after the fall of Jerusalem in The Mongols did not spare Europe.

The relentless pursuit of Shah Ala ad-Din Muhammad II of the Khwarazmain Empire by the Mongol general Subotai lead to the invasion on Europe. InGenghis Khan led his armies into the mighty Khwarazmain Empire (present-day Central Asia, Afghanistan, and Iran) and smashed it.

The Mongols under Genghis came to the Western banks of the Indus. They were chasing the Shah of Khwarezmia, a kingdom that they had conquered. The Shah had entered India with a small army of aro men. The Mongols defeated the Khwarezmian.the conquering Mongols, the Afghan Ghurids and their.

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