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The Beauty of the Primitive: Shamanism and Western Imagination

Andrei A. Znamenski

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172317
eISBN:
9780199785759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172317.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

For the past forty years shamanism has drawn increasing attention among the general public and academics. So far no one has tried to understand why and how Western intellectual and popular culture ... More


When Languages Die: The Extinction of the World's Languages and the Erosion of Human Knowledge

K. David Harrison

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195181920
eISBN:
9780199870622
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181920.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

It is commonly agreed by linguists and anthropologists that the majority of languages spoken now around the globe will likely disappear within our lifetime. The phenomenon known as language death has ... More


 Enlightenment and Romantic Writers Look at Shamans

Andrei A. Znamenski

in The Beauty of the Primitive: Shamanism and Western Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172317
eISBN:
9780199785759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172317.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses Enlightenment travel writings on Siberia as well as contributions from Romantic writers and scholars, who laid the foundations of shamanism studies. Among them are such ... More


 From Siberia to North America: Regionalists, Anthropologists, and Exiled Ethnographers

Andrei A. Znamenski

in The Beauty of the Primitive: Shamanism and Western Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172317
eISBN:
9780199785759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172317.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter outlines several sources of a later rise of popular interest in shamanism. The discussion starts on Siberian regionalist writers and ethnographers, who, in their attempt to shape and ... More


 Back to Siberia: Adventures of the Metaphor in Its Motherland

Andrei A. Znamenski

in The Beauty of the Primitive: Shamanism and Western Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172317
eISBN:
9780199785759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172317.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The picture of shamanism in the modern imagination is not complete without exploring how Soviet Marxism viewed this phenomenon and what happened with shamanism under communism and beyond. Shamanism ... More


Introduction to Part I

James Belich

in Replenishing the Earth: The Settler Revolution and the Rise of the Angloworld

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199297276
eISBN:
9780191700842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297276.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The Anglophone settler explosion was a late flowering of a still greater phenomenon: modern European expansion. This may not have given the Europeans an immediate edge over the Chinese, but it ... More


Storytelling in Siberia: The Olonkho Epic in a Changing World

Robin P. Harris

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041280
eISBN:
9780252099885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041280.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Significant historical, global, and political forces of the Soviet period undermined the performance practice of the Sakha olonkho epic in northeastern Siberia, impairing the potential for ... More


The Merchants of Siberia: Trade in Early Modern Eurasia

Erika Monahan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801454073
eISBN:
9781501703973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454073.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book reconsiders commerce in early modern Russia by reconstructing the trading world of Siberia and the careers of merchants who traded there. It follows the histories of three merchant families ... More


The Russo-Chinese Bank (1896–1910): An International Bank in Russia and Asia

Kazuhiko Yago

in The Origins of International Banking in Asia: The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199646326
eISBN:
9780191745256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646326.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

It was not only British and French banks that developed extensive operations in the Far East before the First World War for there were representatives from Germany and Russia as well as other ... More


Last Best Wests

James Belich

in Replenishing the Earth: The Settler Revolution and the Rise of the Angloworld

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199297276
eISBN:
9780191700842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297276.003.0016
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Australia now had its ‘Last Best West’, and it was not the only one. Between the 1880s and the 1920s, the settler revolution boomed into the last viable frontiers of the Anglo newlands, from Western ... More


Beyond the Anglo-World

James Belich

in Replenishing the Earth: The Settler Revolution and the Rise of the Angloworld

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199297276
eISBN:
9780191700842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297276.003.0021
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The English-speakers and their allies, of course, never had a monopoly on emigration or settlement. From the 1880s, they were joined by increasing numbers of Southern and Eastern Europeans, as well ... More


Friends and Allies

Michael Stenton

in Radio London and Resistance in Occupied Europe: British Political Warfare 1939-1943

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208433
eISBN:
9780191678004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208433.003.0025
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

In July 1941 Moscow acknowledged a vested British interest in Poland. If Polish soldiers were not pressed into Soviet service or placed under Soviet political discipline, Moscow would feel the lack ... More


The Paradox of Overseas Colonialism for a Continental Empire

Ilya Vinkovetsky

in Russian America: An Overseas Colony of a Continental Empire, 1804-1867

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195391282
eISBN:
9780199894369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391282.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter analyzes the place of Russian America, aka Alaska under Russian rule, in the context of nineteenth-century Russian Empire and colonialism around the world. Overseas colonialism was not ... More


Colonial Trade and Co-optation in a Russian Key

Ilya Vinkovetsky

in Russian America: An Overseas Colony of a Continental Empire, 1804-1867

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195391282
eISBN:
9780199894369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391282.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter analyzes the relationship between trade and co-optation in Russian strategies aimed at reshaping indigenous ruling structures and identities. It addresses how the Russians employed trade ... More


Agitating Images: Photography against History in Indigenous Siberia

Craig Campbell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681051
eISBN:
9781452948911
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681051.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Agitating Images explores the early history of Communist organization among small dispersed groups of indigenous Evenki peoples of Central Siberia. It draws this history into an examination of the ... More


Saving the Sacred Sea: The Power of Civil Society in an Age of Authoritarianism and Globalization

Kate Pride Brown

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190660949
eISBN:
9780190660987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190660949.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Lake Baikal is like no place on Earth. More than a mile deep, Baikal contains a fifth of the world’s freshwater. Thousands of endemic species reside in its watershed. It is an ecological treasure ... More


On the Run in Siberia

Rane Willerslev

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676262
eISBN:
9781452947907
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676262.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

“If I had let myself be ruled by reason alone, I would surely be lying dead somewhere or another in the Siberian frost.” The Siberian taiga: a massive forest region of roughly 4.5 million square ... More


Soul Hunters: Hunting, Animism, and Personhood among the Siberian Yukaghirs

Rane Willerslev

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520252165
eISBN:
9780520941007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252165.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This is an insightful, highly original ethnographic interpretation of the hunting life of the Yukaghirs, a little-known group of indigenous people in the Upper Kolyma region of northeastern Siberia. ... More


Skull Deformation During the Iron Age in the Trans-Urals and Western Siberia

Svetlana Sharapova and Dmitry Razhev

in The Bioarchaeology of the Human Head: Decapitation, Decoration, and Deformation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813035567
eISBN:
9780813041766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035567.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter presents a bioarchaeological study of the widespread practice of skull deformation among the peoples of the Iron Age Sargat culture living in the forest-steppe region of the Trans-Urals ... More


Shamanic Heartland: Central and Northern Eurasia

Robert M. Torrance

in The Spiritual Quest: Transcendence in Myth, Religion, and Science

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520081321
eISBN:
9780520920163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520081321.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter states that with the gradual spread of Lamaist Buddhism northward to Mongolia and Siberia, not only those who adopted (and adapted) the new religion, but others who presumably retained ... More


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