Aug 30, 2021 • 1HR 0M

The Brief History of the Durrani Empire

The modern Afghan state is born in the wake of Safavid Iran's collapse.

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Derek Davison
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A bit later than I would have preferred here’s the conclusion to our two-part series on the origins of the Afghan state. Picking up where we left off last time, the assassination of Iranian conqueror Nader Shah, we follow one of his lieutenants, Ahmad Khan of the Pashtun Durrani confederation, through his coronation as ruler in Kandahar through his conq…

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