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The Taliban Reader: War, Islam and Politics in their Own Words

Alex Strick van Linschoten and Felix Kuehn


Who are the Taliban? Are they a militant movement? Are they religious scholars? The fact that these and other questions are still raised with frequency is testimony to the way the movement has been studied, often at arm’s length and with scant use of primary sources. The Taliban Reader forges a new path, bringing together an extensive range of largely unseen sources in a guide to the Afghan Islamist movement from a unique insider perspective. Ideal for students, journalists and scholars alike, this book is the result of an unprecedented, decade-long effort to encourage the emergence of partici ... More

Keywords: Islam, Taliban, War, Afghanistan, Islamist, Jihad

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190908744
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190908744.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alex Strick van Linschoten, editor

Felix Kuehn, editor
King's College, University of London

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