Muslim Turkistan: Kazak Religion and Collective Memory, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Muslim Turkistan

Kazak Religion and Collective Memory, 1st Edition

By Bruce Privratsky


321 pages

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This ethnography of Muslim life among the Kazaks of Central Asia describes the sacralisation of land and ethnic identity, local understanding of Islamic purity, the Kazak ancestor cult and domestic spirituality, and pilgrimage to the tombs of Sufi saints.


'The book offers plenty of original insights and description … indispensable for anyone who is interested in Kazakh culture and society.' - Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

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SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General