On Some Mythological Plots in Ancient Uyghur Literature

Uyghur Studies Initiative Paper Three

By: Tatiana A. Anikeeva 

 

Excerpt: Attributed to the ancient Uyghur literary tradition are some texts written in Uyghur and Arabic script in the 8th-9th centuries and some literary monu-ments written a couple of centuries later in the 11th. These texts are as a rule connected with the main, established religious traditions (though some of them have only jural or household content) of Central Asia ― Buddhism, Christianity, Manichaeism, Zoroastrianism, and, later, Islam…


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