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The Impact of Political Islam on Cultural Practices in Badakhshan, Afghanistan, during the Taliban Era

Koepke, Bruce E.


This thesis examines cultural practices in Badakhshan, Afghanistan, in an era when its political rulers - the Islamic State of Afghanistan under President Rabbani and military commanders of an anti-Taliban alliance - promoted a strict code of Islamic conduct. It offers the first detailed account of social and political life in Badakhshan, and is one of few commentaries on Afghanistan's culture, since the Soviet invasion in 1979. The study of diverse genres of performances - religious,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2002
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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