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The Nobility of the Altai Urianhai Banners in Archive Documents and Oral Tradition


SRBA Ondřej

Year of publication 2016
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Central Asian Sources and Central Asian Research. Selected proceedings from the International Symposium “Central Asian Sources and Research”, October 23rd-26th, 2014 at Göttingen State and University Library
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Linguistics
Keywords Altai Uriankhai; Banner of Darqan güng (Darqan beyise); nobility; genealogy; Altai Frontier; oral history; oral tradition; archive sources
Description Abstract. This paper provides a short introduction into the sources for the history of the Seven Banners of the Altai Urianhais in the periods of the late Qing Dynasty, Mongolian Autonomy and the first decades of the Mongolian People's Republic and the Chinese Republic. Through a case study of the noble clan of governors of the banner of the Baruun amban, as well as a detailed case study of the wedding of Jamiyangjab noyan, I try to point out the importance of the oral sources and a possible reconstruction based on an approach utilizing both the oral and archive sources in the description of the local history of Altai Urianhais.
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