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The sacred routes of Uyghur history, Rian Thum

Label
The sacred routes of Uyghur history
Title
The sacred routes of Uyghur history
Statement of responsibility
Rian Thum
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For 250 years, the Turkic Muslims of Altishahr--the vast desert region to the northwest of Tibet--have led an uneasy existence under Chinese rule. Today they call themselves Uyghurs, and they have cultivated a sense of history and identity that challenges Beijing's official national narrative. Rian Thum argues that the roots of this history run deeper than recent conflicts, to a time when manuscripts and pilgrimage dominated understandings of the past. Beyond broadening our knowledge of tensions between the Uyghurs and the Chinese government, this meditation on the very concept of history probes the limits of human interaction with the past. Uyghur historical practice emerged from the circulation of books and people during the Qing Dynasty, when crowds of pilgrims listened to history readings at the tombs of Islamic saints. Over time, amid long journeys and moving rituals, at oasis markets and desert shrines, ordinary readers adapted community-authored manuscripts to their own needs. In the process they created a window into a forgotten Islam, shaped by the veneration of local saints. Partly insulated from the rest of the Islamic world, the Uyghurs constructed a local history that is at once unique and assimilates elements of Semitic, Iranic, Turkic, and Indic traditions--the cultural imports of Silk Road travelers. Through both ethnographic and historical analysis, The Sacred Routes of Uyghur History offers a new understanding of Uyghur historical practices, detailing the remarkable means by which this people reckons with its past and confronts its nationalist aspirations in the present day
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thum, Rian Richard
Index
index present
LC call number
DS731.U4
LC item number
T48 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Uighur (Turkic people)
  • Uighur (Turkic people)
  • Uighur (Turkic people)
  • Uighur (Turkic people)
  • Manuscripts, Uighur
  • Islam
  • Pilgrims and pilgrimages
  • Sacred space
  • Takla Makan Desert (China)
  • Nationalism
  • Uiguren
  • Islam
  • Heiligenverehrung
  • Wallfahrt
  • Kulturelle Identität
  • Nationalbewusstsein
  • Geschichtsbewusstsein
  • Sinkiang
  • Historiografi
  • Uigurer
  • Uigurer
  • Uiguriska handskrifter
  • Pilgrimer och pilgrimsfärder
  • Heliga platser
Label
The sacred routes of Uyghur history, Rian Thum
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Note on orthography -- The historical canon -- Manuscript technology -- The shrine -- History in motion -- Saints of the nation -- The state
Control code
875999894
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 323 pages
Isbn
9780674598553
Lccn
2014006244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)875999894
Label
The sacred routes of Uyghur history, Rian Thum
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Note on orthography -- The historical canon -- Manuscript technology -- The shrine -- History in motion -- Saints of the nation -- The state
Control code
875999894
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 323 pages
Isbn
9780674598553
Lccn
2014006244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)875999894

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