The Taliban And The Crisis Of AfghanistanBook - 2008
A key question of this work is how has a motley crew of zealots managed to retain a foothold in the struggle for Afghanistan's future. Here, leading scholars show how the Taliban was less an attempt to revive a medieval theocracy than a dynamic and adaptive force rooted in the history of Afghanistan and shaped by international politics.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008.
Characteristics: vi, 430 p. : maps ; 22 cm.