The Former Boundaries of Afghanistan: How the Country Was Named, Its Famous Regions, and Their Temperature Ranges
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[3c] According to Hayat Khan, this territory was known as Kabulistan and Zabulistan in the time of the Kayan and the Pishdadiyan. When Alexander the Great conquered it, it became known in Greek as Bactria, i.e. Bakhtar. Later it came under the sway of Islam and was divided into two sections, a western and an eastern. The western part was called Khurasan, the most famous city of which is Herat; it extended from Kabul and Qandahar as far as Iran. The eastern part was called “the land of Roh,” tha…

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“The Former Boundaries of Afghanistan: How the Country Was Named, Its Famous Regions, and Their Temperature Ranges”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 22 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000002>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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