By Agnieszka Halemba
In a brand new and fascinating research, Halemba explores the faith and international outlook of the Telengits of Altai. The booklet offers an account of the Altai, its peoples, clans and political constructions, focusing rather on at the Telengits, while additionally contemplating the several parts of non secular trust exhibited between those local peoples.
Paradoxically, because the call for for nationwide popularity grows between such humans, and with it the necessity for extra formal kingdom constructions, outfitted round the kingdom, faith too starts off to develop into formalized, and loses its normal, all-pervasive personality. With the Telengits, whose typical faith contains parts of Buddhism, this takes the shape of a debate to whether the nation faith in their polity is to be Buddhism or, opposite to the nature of shamanism, a proper, established, fastened shamanism. this can be a finished anthropological account of the modern non secular lifetime of the Telengits, conserving very important implications for wider debates in sociology and politics.
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The Telengits of Southern Siberia: Landscape, Religion and Knowledge in Motion (Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series) by Agnieszka Halemba