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A shaman chants to make the sun rise in the Apatani valley, high in the eastern Himalayas. A comparative analysis of this oral text, its ritual context and performer reveal the core ideas of local society, including fertility and cohesion.
This dictionary, indispensable for those interested in the Crimea, Ukraine, as well as Eurasian nomadism, is the result of year-long painstaking research into the etymology of Crimean pre-Russian habitation names, shedding light on the Turkic, Greek, Caucasian and other place-names in a ...
A detailed examination of the making of a new province in China's Inner Asian borderlands in the early 20th century providing new insights into the spatial and territorial aspects of modern Chinese state and nation building.
Rinzin Thargyal. Edited by Toni Huber
This book presents the first comprehensive anthropological account of premodern Tibetan pastoral economy and social organization in the Kham region of eastern Tibet, and convincingly readdresses anthropological debates and political claims about feudalism or serfdom in Tibetan societies.
Edited by Juliette van Krieken-Pieters
This volume adopts a multidisciplinary approach with contributions from archaeologists, linguists, an architect and lawyers to the many challenges This comprehensive volume on Afghanistan's cultural heritage with contributions from archaeologists, linguist and lawyers, dealing with the many ...
Edited by Matthew T. Kapstein and Brandon Dotson
Early medieval Tibet remains one of the most challenging fields in Tibetan Studies overall, wherein numerous mysteries remain. The six contributions comprising the present collection shed light on major topics in history, literature and religion.
Compiled by Heather Bleaney and María Ángeles Gallego, with a foreword by Willem Vogelsang
This up-to-date, comprehensive, thematically indexed bibliography devoted to Afghanistan now and yesterday will help readers to efficiently find their way in the massive secondary literature available.
This anthropological study of Ladakh analyses the means by which small communities create spaces of order amidst the heterogeneous forces of modernity. In doing so it also filling a conspicuous gap in the secondary literature on Tibetan law.
Surab Sardshweladse und Heinz Fähnrich, unter Mitwirkung von Irine Melikishvili und Sopio Sardshweladse
This dictionary of old-Georgian by Professors Fähnrich and Sardshweladse (†) fills a long-felt hiatus and opens up for the first time the lexicon of its first seven centuries, viz. the 4th to the 11th centuries. A.D. Ample evidence from the Georgian texts themselves, German language explanations.
Qurbān-ʿAlī Khālidī, Edited by Allen J. Frank and Mirkasyim A. Usmanov
Essential reference for all those interested in the Islamic history of Central Asia under Russian and Chinese rule (1770 - 1912). Based on a Turkic manuscript compiled in 1912.
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