¶ [6c] Since the American, Cornelius Joseph Van Dyck, has described Afghanistan and its former boundaries in his book Mirʾāt al-waḍīyah more clearly and correctly than anyone else, it is unnecessary to add the remarks made by other writers, which would be redundant. What follows is taken in toto from his work.
Eastern Persia, now called Afghanistan
This land and its provinces are bounded on the north by Balkh, one of the independent Tatar states, on the east by China a…
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“A Quote from Mirʾāt al-waḍīyah”, in:
History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami.
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