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Education: Premodern, Pre-Nineteenth Century: Afghanistan
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Prior to the foundation of a modern Afghan state (ca. 1747), a variety of dynasties ruled traditional Afghan territories and lands, which extended into Iran, Central Asia, and India. The Umayyad and ʿAbbasid caliphs controlled the area through their governors based in Marv up until 820 C.E. The Tahirids (821–73 C.E.) and Saffarids (867–908 C.E.) ruled from Nishapur (near modern day Mashhad), the Samanids (819–1005 C.E.) from Bukhara, the Ghaznavids (977–1186 C.E.) from Ghazna and Lahore and the …

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Luce, Mark David, “Education: Premodern, Pre-Nineteenth Century: Afghanistan”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 22 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0254a>
First published online: 2009

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