Encyclopaedia Islamica

Get access

Afghanistan
(15,335 words)

History

Aḥmad Shāh Durrānī

This section discusses the history of Afghanistan starting with the reign of Aḥmad Shāh Durrānī in 1160/1747, which marks the establishment of the new nation-state of Afghanistan. Afghanistan’s history before Durrānī rule is treated under the history of Persia and other topics dealing with various Iranian dynasties such as the Ṭāhirids, Ṣaffārids, Sāmānids, Ghaznawids, Ghūrids, Saljūqs, Āl-i …

Cite this page
Department of History, Centre for the Great Islamic Encyclopaedia, Translated by Rahim Gholami and Mayel Heravi, Najib, “Afghanistan”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 23 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0186>
First published online: 2015



▲   Back to top   ▲