Isaacs, Rico (2021) Tengrism. In: Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Central Asia. Routledge. ISBN 9780367178406

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This chapter introduces the reader to the pre-Islamic religion of Tengrism in Central Asia. It offers an overview of the central ideas of Tengrism, its history, contemporary political significance and symbolic place in Central Asian art and culture through cinematic works as they play out in the case of Kazakhstan. However, the chapter argues that Tengrism is less a religion and more a Psychogeographical and cosmological worldview which seeks to root and reconnect Central Asian Turkic peoples with the vast natural expanse of the Eurasian steppe.

Keywords:Tengrism, Central Asia, Religion, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan
Subjects:T Eastern, Asiatic, African, American and Australasian Languages, Literature and related subjects > T930 Others in Eastern, Asiatic, African, American and Australasian Societies and Cultures
L Social studies > L200 Politics
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
ID Code:44575
Deposited On:13 Apr 2021 11:20

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