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Kunduz Emirate of Afghanistan
First posted on June 12th 2010

In consequence of the disintegration of the Durrani Empire Herat became the capital of a reduced Durrani polity in 1824. Invasions of Qajar Persia in 1852 and 1856 failed; in 1863 Herat was annexed by the Emirate of Afghanistan.

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Country Profiles Current Article : Herat : Modern History, from Wikipedia
Links General Category : Herat, from Wikipedia
on History
Historical Dictionary Encyclopaedia Iranica
Accounts of History Current
Specific Periods Ch.E. Yate, Northern Afghanistan; or, Letters from the Afghan boundary commission (1888), posted on Internet Archive
Th.F. Rodenbough, Afghanistan and the Anglo-Russian Dispute (n.d., c.1885), posted on Internet Archive
F.H. Fisher, Afghanistan and the Central Asian question (1878), posted on Internet Archive
Economy & Finances A Global History of Currencies : Afghanistan
Social History
Ethnography Languages of Afghanistan (47), from Ethnologue
Minorities at Risk - Afghanistan, entries Hazaras, Pashtuns, Tajiks, Uzbeks
History of Pashto Language, from
Afghan Network
Article Languages of Afghanistan, from Wikipedia; Category Languages from Afghanistan, from Wikipedia
H.W. Bellew, The Races of Afghanistan (1880), posted on Internet Archive
H.W. Bellew, An Inquiry Into the Ethnography of Afghanistan (1891), posted on Internet Archive
Religion Category Religion in Afghanistan, from Wikipedia
Virtual Jewish History Tour : Afghanistan; Afghanistan, from International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies - Cemetery Project
Local History History of Herat, from Wikipedia
Institutions Structurae : Afghanistan
Culture Online Publications on the History of Afghani Architecture, posted by ArchNet
Others International Boundary Studies, search for Afghanistan
Palearctic Ecoregion, from WWF

Historical Data Lists of Statesmen from World Statesmen (B. Cahoon)
Documents Image Databanks Wikimedia Commons
Historical Photo Album of Afghanistan 1747-1992, posted by J. Faizi-Skandar
Archival Deposits Afghanistan: Sources in the India Office Records, from British Library
British Intelligence Reports on Afghanistan and its frontiers, 1888-1946, published by IDC Publishers
Russian Military Intelligence on Asia - Afghanistan, published by IDC Publishers
Introduction to the Sources of the Study of the History of Afghanistan, from British Library
Constitutions, Laws
Treaties Treaties and Agreements relating to Afghanistan, 1809-1919, from South Asia Project
Treaties with the King of Persia, Runjeet Sing, the King of Cabool, the Ameers of Sinde and the Nawab of Bahawulpore, etc (1839), posted on Internet Archive
Document Collections W.H. MacNaghten, On Herat, with a Sketch of the State of Affairs in the Neighbouring Countries, pp.38-45, Report on the Trade between Shikarpoor and Herat, pp.93-97, Views and Prospects of Russia in Central Asia, particularly towards Khiva and Herat, pp.23-27, in : Reports and Papers, Political, Geographical, & Commercial Submitted to Government, 1839, GB
Historical Maps Afghanistan Maps, from PCL, UTexas
A Selection of Historical Maps on Afghanistan, from Library of Congress, Geography & Map Reading Room
Afghanistan Historical Maps, from David Rumsey Collection
Historical Maps of Central Asia, from Tajikistan Update, links
Maps of Afghanistan, from Embassy World, links
Maps of Afghanistan, from Afghana
Atlas of Afghanistan, from Wikimedia Commons
Afghanistan & Pakistan, from Asian Linguistic Maps
Maps : Iranian Languages from Titus
Encyclopedia Entries
General Article Afghanistan, pp.168-171 in vol.1 of Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, 1823, GB
Article Herat, from Meyers Konversationslexikon 1885-1892, in German
Article Herat, from EB 1911
Economic E.G. Balfour, The cyclopaedia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, commercial, industrial, and scientific; products of the mineral, vegetable, and animal kingdoms, useful arts and manufactures (1885), vol.1, vol.2, vol.3, posted on Internet Archive; search for Afghanistan
Geographical Herat, pp.349-350 in vol.2 of C. Malte-Brun, Universal Geography, 1826, GB
Herat p.303, in A. Balbi, An Abridgement of Universal Geography : Modern and Ancient, 1835, GB
Article Herat Province, from Imperial Gazetteer of India, posted by DSAL
on History
Parliamentary Debates Hansard (British Parliament)
Tour Guides, Travelogues H.C. Marsh, A ride through Islam, being a journey through Persia and Afghanistan to India via Meshed, Herat, and Kandahar (1877), posted on Internet Archive
On the Affairs of Western Afghanistan, pp.267-269 in A. Burnes, Travels into Bokhara, vol.3, 1839, GB
Rupture of the Negotiations between Persia and Herat, pp.xixff in R. Wilbraham, Travels in the Trans-Caucasian provinces of Russia 1839, GB
Herat, p.95 in The Travels of Ibn Battuta, 1829, GB
Residence Memoirs
Institutions Archives Huntington Archive of Buddhist and Buddhist-related Art, Afghanistan
Society for the Preservation of Afghanistan's Cultural Heritage
Arthur Paul Afghanistan Collection, at University of Nebraska at Omaha
Archives, Libraries, Museums, from Afghanistan Cultural Profile
Official Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms
Coins, Banknotes

Bibliographies general Datenbasis Internationale Beziehungen und Länderkunde (Data Base on International Relations and Country Studies) (site in German, most titles listed in English; numerous entries; publications mostly since 1970)
RHS Bibliography
UK National Archive Online Library
ISBN Database
on Afghanistan Afghanistan Bibliography, from Afghanistan Analyst
Online Publications on the History of Afghani Architecture, posted by ArchNet
Afghanistan, from Terrorism and International Violence
Afghanistan, from The Online Books Page
Search Asian Development Bank (ADB) Publications for Afghanistan
Central and Inner Asia Studies, publications
Publications, from Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, St. Petersburg (most in Russian)
Resources for Central Asian Studies in the British Library
Online Libraries general Project Gutenberg, Online Catalogue, keywords Ceylon
Internet Archive
International Boundary Studies
on Afghanistan
Theses Server Afghanistan Analyst, online theses
Online Journals Central Asia Journals, from ELIN-NIAS; Afghanistan Journals, from ELIN-NIAS
Silk Road Papers, from Central Asia - Caucasus Institute
Silk Road Journal
Search Parameters, US Army War College Quarterly 1971- for Afghanistan
General Accounts
Specific Topics
Historical Dictionaries Jamil Hanifi, Historical and Cultural Dictionary of Afghanistan, Metuchen NJ : Scarecrow 1976 [G]
Ludwig W. Adamec, Historical Dictionary of Afghanistan, Lanham MD : Scarecrow 1991
Historical Atlasses C. Collin Davies, An Historical Atlas of the Indian Peninsula, Oxford : UP, 2nd edition, 1959 [G]
Historical and Cultural Maps, National Atlas of India Vol.8, published by National Atlas & Thematic Mapping Organisation, Calcutta 1983, edited by G.K . Dutt, S.K. Biswas [G]
J.E. Schwartzberg, A Historical Atlas of South Asia, Chicago : UP 1978 [G]
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