Islam and Resistance in Afghanistan (Cambridge Middle East Library)

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In this newly updated edition, Olivier Roy expands his penetrating study of the history, ideology and structures of the Afghan resistance movement to mid-1989. He examines the evolution of the military and political situation inside Afghanistan during the last years of the Soviet presence and discusses relations between the Afghan resistance and the Islamic fundamentalist movements. The situation created by the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan is also explored and in a new conclusion Professor Roy assesses to what extent the war has altered the traditional fabric of Afghan society.

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This history of the Afghan resistance movement has been expanded and updated to mid 1989 to include its evolution over the last years of Soviet occupation as well as its relations with Islamic fundamentalist movements.

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Olivier Roy is Professor at EHESS, the School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences, in Paris. Among his books are "The Failure of Political Islam and Globalized Islam: The Search for a New Ummah".

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