Museum Lectures

Afghanistan Rising: Islamic Law and Statecraft between the Ottoman and British Empires

August 19, 2019 marked the 100th anniversary of Afghanistan’s independence from Britain. Commemorating the roots and legacies of Afghan independence a century ago, Professor Faiz Ahmed unearths a lost history behind Afghanistan’s founding as a modern nation-state between the Ottoman and British empires, the subject of his book, Afghanistan Rising (Harvard University Press).

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