Browse results

You are looking at 1 - 10 of 717 items for :

  • Asian Studies x
  • Social History x
  • Middle East and Islamic Studies x
  • Search level: All x
Clear All
A Critical Edition of a Seventeenth-century Volga-Turkī Source
Editor / Translator:
The Book of the Činggis Legend is a product of the steppe’s oral historiography, referring to events from the 13th−17th centuries, and presents the collective historical consciousness of the nomadic peoples of the Volga region's Turco-Tatar world.
The stories offer abundant information on the society, way of thinking and morals of the nomads, one of them can even be regarded as a kind of nomad “mirror of princes”. The other ones incorporate such crucial events in the Volga region as the islamization of nomad clans, epidemic, famine, the appearance of Halley’s Comet, the uprising of the Bashkirs, etc.
This book includes the first critical text edition of the source, the first full translation into English along with a glossary, historical comments, a huge apparatus and the three most complete facsimiles of the manuscript.
Daily Life in a Village in the Yasin Valley, Pakistan
Author:
In A Mountain Oasis, Susan York presents a richly illustrated socio-economic study of village life in Pakistan’s Yasin Valley, undertaken during one year spent living with a local family. It documents this dynamic agro-pastoral society at a time when few researchers were recording developments in these far-flung and difficult to reach mountain oases of the Hindukush. It is a record of a time when development interventions were in their beginnings, and before this area in Gilgit-Baltistan entered a crucial period of transformation. It provides solid comparative reference material for future research on this region, which is continuing to undergo challenging and complex changes.
Editor / Translator:
In: The Book of the Činggis Legend
Editor / Translator:
In: The Book of the Činggis Legend
Editor / Translator:
In: The Book of the Činggis Legend
In: A Mountain Oasis
In: A Mountain Oasis
In: A Mountain Oasis
In: A Mountain Oasis
In: A Mountain Oasis