A Political and Diplomatic History of Afghanistan, 1863-1901

Series: Brill's Inner Asian Library (No. 17)
Afghanistan emerged as a nation-state after Amir 'Abd al-Rahman Khan consolidated the central authority in its most formative period of its history in the late nineteenth century. All this at a time when the two expanding Russian and British empires were approaching Afghanistan in what is known as the Great Game for mastery over the Central Asian states.