Publication Date: August 12, 2008
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Visit a landlocked land of rugged mountains and rich natural resources. Meet the many peoples within Afghanistan’s tribal societal structure. Learn of Afghanistan’s long history of invasion, resistance, and civil war. Discover why Persian and Pashto prevail in this multilingual land. Find out why this troubled land has been called the "Chessboard of History."
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Thomas Barfield is Professor and Chairman of the Anthropology Department at Boston University. He is the author of "The Central Asian Arabs of Afganistan," "The Perilous Frontier," and "The Nomadic Alternative," as well as co-editor of "Afghanistan: an Atlas of Indigenous Domestic Architecture."