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Afghanistan and the Coloniality of Diplomacy

The British Legation in Kabul, 1922–1948

Authors: Drephal, Maximilian

  • Explores Anglo-Afghan diplomacy in the interwar period, drawing on detailed archival research to present an institutional history of the British legation in Kabul, Afghanistan 
  • Incorporates themes of performance, the body, space and architecture in examining the diplomatic mission and colonial continuities 
  • Offers new perspectives on international relations through a cultural history of diplomacy, breaking down the usual disciplinary boundaries of colonial, imperial and diplomatic studies
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About this book

This book offers an institutional history of the British Legation in Kabul, which was established in response to the independence of Afghanistan in 1919. It contextualises this diplomatic mission in the wider remit of Anglo-Afghan relations and diplomacy from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century, examining the networks of family and profession that established the institution’s colonial foundations and its connections across South Asia and the Indian Ocean. The study presents the British Legation as a late imperial institution, which materialised colonialism's governmental practices in the age of independence. Ultimately, it demonstrates the continuation of asymmetries forged in the Anglo-Afghan encounter and shows how these were transformed into instances of diplomatic inequality in the realm of international relations. Approaching diplomacy through the themes of performance, the body and architecture, and in the context of knowledge transfers, this work offers new perspectives on international relations through a cultural history of diplomacy.

About the authors

Maximilian Drephal lectures in the School of Politics and International Studies at Loughborough University, UK, and is Research Associate in the Department of History at the University of Sheffield, UK, where he has taught as Lecturer in International History. He has previously published in Modern Asian Studies and in the edited collection Sport and Diplomacy: Games within Games (2018).


Buy this book

eBook £39.99
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  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: October 20, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-23960-2
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  • Included format:
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Hardcover £64.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: October 20, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-23959-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Afghanistan and the Coloniality of Diplomacy
Book Subtitle
The British Legation in Kabul, 1922–1948
Authors
Series Title
Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-23960-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-23960-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-23959-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 363
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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