Shamans and Elders: Experience, Knowledge, and Power among the Daur Mongols / Edition 1

Shamans and Elders: Experience, Knowledge, and Power among the Daur Mongols / Edition 1

by Caroline Humphrey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198280688

ISBN-13: 9780198280682

Pub. Date: 05/30/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press

This work is a ground breaking study of Mongolian shamanism and society, past and present. Lavishly illustrated and containing a wealth of new information, it presents a fresh understanding of the widespread phenomenon of shamanism. It looks at gender and ritual, female shamans and goddess worship, death and funeral rituals, the importance of old men and ancestors,

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This work is a ground breaking study of Mongolian shamanism and society, past and present. Lavishly illustrated and containing a wealth of new information, it presents a fresh understanding of the widespread phenomenon of shamanism. It looks at gender and ritual, female shamans and goddess worship, death and funeral rituals, the importance of old men and ancestors, and Daur notions of landscape within their direct experience and beyond.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198280682
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/30/1996
Series:
Oxford Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 6.19(h) x 0.98(d)
Lexile:
1310L (what's this?)

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