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Published: 12 April 2018

412 Pages


ISBN: 9780199406135

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Settling the Frontier

Land, Law, and Society in the Peshawar Valley, 1500—1900

Second Edition

Robert Nichols

  • This work explores the question of social transformation within the Peshawar valley from the sixteenth through the nineteenth century, an extended period when regional villagers and pastoralists experienced and interacted with the demands of evolving imperial and cultural ideas and institutions
  • It explains the importance of the valley for Mughals, Islamic scholars and proselytizers, and the British
  • The book uses early modern poetry and religious texts, colonial documents, and modern scholarship to understand sweeping, complex regional dynamics tied to interregional and global history
  • This second edition brings the book up-to-date with a fuller discussion of the literature that explains the region, both before and after 1900