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This work is clearly designed for the specialist as shown by the intense attention to detail. However, it's not like there are a whole lot of popular histories being written about medieval Afghanistan, so the book is definitely worth reading through if you have an interest in the topic.
Clifford Edmund Bosworth FBA (born 29 December 1928, Sheffield, United Kingdom) is an English historian and orientalist, specializing in Arabic and Iranian studies. He received his B.A. degree from Oxford University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Edinburgh University. He held permanent posts at St. Andrews University, Manchester University, and the Center for the Humanities at Princeton ...moreMore about Clifford Edmund Bosworth...