Russian Oriental Studies: Current Research on Past & Present Asian and African Societies

Current Research on Past & Present Asian and African Societies
Brill (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 11. Dezember 2003
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 302 Seiten
978-90-04-13203-0 (ISBN)
The collection of articles written by leading Russian Orientalists provides new insights into the Asian and African culture, ancient, medieval and modern history, economics, religion, philosophy, linguistics and literature, based on authentic written sources and field studies.
  • Englisch
  • Leiden
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  • Niederlande
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • laminiert
  • Höhe: 245 mm
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  • Breite: 167 mm
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  • Dicke: 25 mm
  • 694 gr
978-90-04-13203-0 (9789004132030)
9004132031 (9004132031)
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Vitaly Naumkin, Ph.D. in History (1972), is Professor of Moscow State University (in 2003 - University of California, Berkeley), Director of the Centre for Arab Studies, Institute of Oriental Studies, and Editor-in-Chief of Vostok-Oriens (Russian Academy of Sciences). He has published extensively on the Middle East, Islam and Central Asia.
Preface Part One: Politics and Power Nadezhda Bektimirova , Monarchy in the Khmer Political Culture Leonid V. Geveling, A Shadow of Kleptocracy over Africa (A Theory of Negative Forms of Power Organization) Part Two: History Alikber Alikberov, Islamic Frontiers in the Caucasus during the 'Abbasid period Gennadi G. Bandilenko, The Religious and Ideological Conception of Monarchical Power as an Object of Systematic Description (Concerning the Study of Nusantara Monarchies, the Seventh to Fifteenth Century A.D.) Irina M. Smilyanskaya, On the Origins of Catherine II's Mediterranean Policy Part Three: Economics and Society Vladimir I. Dyatlov, The Chinese Migration to Siberia and the Beginning of the Formation of a New Diaspora Victor G. Rastyannikov, Agricultural Growth in India. Some Burning Issues Towards the End of the Twentieth Century Part Four: Language Anna V. Dybo, On the History of Traditional Anthropometric Terms: Qari and other Central Asian Linear Measures S.A. Starostin, The Cultural Vocabulary in the Common North Caucasian Lexical Stock Part Five: Philosophy and Culture Tawfik Ibrahim, On Kalam Atomism and its Role in Islamic Culture Dmitry V. Frolov, The Notion of Stone in the Book of Genesis Vladimir N. Toporov, Indra the Ant: A Comparative Commentary on a Motive of Ancient Indian Mythology Index
This collection of articles by leading Russian Orientalists, from different universities and research institutes of Russia, covers a wide range of research fields: politics and power, history, economics and society, language, philosophy and culture.
The Russian authors base their works on rare sources. They examine here ancient and medieval history and culture of Oriental societies including articles on Indian mythology, kalam in Islam, classical Indonesian concepts of monarchy, Caucasus in the Abbasid period etc. There will also be a focus on modern Asian and African societies with articles on agriculture in India, monarchy in Cambodia, kleptocracy in Africa, Chinese migration to Siberia etc.). Furthermore in this volume, cultural vocabularies and sacred texts will be analysed.
The volume will be useful for all academics and students interested in Asia and Africa.

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