Year of manufacture: 1994
Author: D. DeWeese
Genre: monograph, history, oriental studies
Publisher: The Pennsylvania State
Number of pages: 638
The purpose of his research Devin DeVise put the study of a rare and underdeveloped Central Asian written monument of the 16th century in the Türkic language - 'Tarih-i Dust Sultan' by Utemish Hadji and his many imitations, which tell of the conversion of the famous Mongolian ruler of the Golden Horde, Uzbek Khan (Islam 1313-134D- In this narrative, the central figure is the mysterious but truly outstanding figure of Bab Tukles, whose name is well known from the semi-historical and epic works that arose in the Golden Horde Baba Tukles was recognized as the person who brought the new religion - Islam - to the Golden Horde.In the national memory, his "islamizing" role was associated with the role of the monarch's ancestor and mythical progenitor.The author of the monograph indicates that in itself this association , especially its direction, is the argument in favor of a much closer connection between Islamization and the "ethnic" identity of the peoples of Inner Asia. "Thus," the narrative in question helps to open an essential equivalent Nost narratives of acceptance of faith and legends about the origin, that says a whole, in fact, the sacred act of "creation" of society and its determination to fundamentally religious limits "(C.6).
DeVise's narrative of conversion to Islam, centered on the work of Bab Tycles, reflects oral stories written from the 14th to the 20th century that were popular among the Muslim peoples of Central and Inner Asia.
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