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Rise of the Indo-Afghan Empire, c 1710-1780 (Jos J L Gommans) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 1994) 9789004101098
Rise of the Indo-Afghan Empire, c 1710-1780 (Jos J L Gommans) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 1994) 9789004101098
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Title: The Rise of the Indo-Afghan Empire, c 1710-1780

Author: Gommans, Jos J L

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 1994

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004101098

Volumes: 1; Pages: xvii, 219

List Price in Cloth: $160.00 Our price: $135.99

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The Rise of The Indo-Afghan Empire, c. 1710-1780 deals with the magnificent world of Afghan nomads, horse-dealers and mercenaries bridging the frontiers between the old metropolitan centres of India, Iran and Central Asia. During the eighteenth century they succeeded in establishing a vigorous new system of Indo-Afghan states.In Central Asia, the Afghans created an imperial tradition on the basis of long-standing Perso-Islamic ideals. In India, along the caravan routes with Turkistan and Tibet, they carved out thriving principalities in association with military service and the breeding and trade in war-horses.By fully incorporating this Afghan ascendancy into the fabric of Islamic and world history the author challenges the widely held notion of a gloomy Afghan past.
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