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Afghanistan
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I. History of Religions – II. History of Christianity

I. History of Religions

1. Pre-Islam

The geographical term Afghanistan occurs first in 10th-century Arabic and Persian sources. The political boundaries of Afghanistan were established in the 2nd half of the 19th century by the colonial powers of England and Russia. Although the realm of modern Afghanistan tends to be described as a buffer zone between the Indian, central Asian…

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Heine, Peter and Kraus, Birgitta, “Afghanistan”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 March 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_00208>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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