A Cape of Asia: Essays on European History (AUP - Leiden by H. L. Wesseling

By H. L. Wesseling

A Cape of Asia collects eighteen essays via H. L. Wesseling, an the world over well known historian. A wide-ranging learn of an array of matters, this quantity is split into 3 sections: “Europe’s Identity,” a mirrored image at the shift from Eurocentrism to Americanization and Europe’s reputation of Asian international locations as new key performs within the worldwide economic system; “The Wider View,” a ancient ecu standpoint on globalization, migration, and decolonization; and eventually “European rules approximately schooling, technology, and Art.” either own and highbrow, Wesseling’s essays comprise an incisive examine the interbellum years and a comparability of strength constructions in Europe and Asia.

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As previously noted, the most important instrument of power in the hands of the government was the army. However, the army itself was organized along tribal and regional lines. Even districts were organized in this way. Likewise names which referred to region and ethnicity such as Kandaharay, Heratay, Tajik, Wardak and so forth, were widespread and emotionally charged. Amir Sher 'Ali Khan was the first Afghan ruler to organize (or reorganize) the state or more specifically the government along relatively modern lines.

55 the british afghan war 41 al-Rahman Khan had been communicating regularly with both sides, giving the British officials the impression that he stood for a negotiated settlement, while simultaneously giving the Afghans the impression that he had come home to deliver them from the invaders. ’ Lytton knew that he opposed the family of the late amir as much as he himself did. When it became known that the sardar had established himself in Qataghan, Griffin sent him three separate messengers. 58 His verbal message was more specific.

The amir, thus, pardoned him, but had lost hope in him to succeed him. In 1873, the amir bypassed him as well as his full-brother, and nominated his seven-year-old son, Sardar 'Abd Allah Jan, as his heir—apparent (wali"ahd ). ”51 Sardar Mohammad Ayyub Khan fled to Mashhad in Persia. Thus, the amir got rid of his troublesome sons, but he also deprived himself as well as the country of the services of the most able and dynamic members of his house. , 108. , 112. Ibid. , 160. CHAPTER TWO THE BRITISH AFGHAN WAR AND THE ACCESSION OF AMIR 'ABD AL-RAHMAN KHAN Prelude to War After Lord Edward Robert L.

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