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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Privratsky, Bruce G.
Muslim Turkistan: Kazak religion and collective memory
Published By: Original publisher
Richmond, Surrey: Curzon Press. 2001. xxi, 321 p.  p.
of plates : ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Bruce G. Privratsky
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
General character of religion (771);
Religious experience (781);
Prayers and sacrifices (782);
Religious denominations (795);
Traditional history (173);
Prophets and ascetics (792);
Revelation and divination (787);
Shamans and psychotherapists (756);
Sacred objects and places (778);
Religious denominations (795);
Religious intolerance and martyrs (798);
External relations (648);
Avoidance and taboo (784);
Cult of the dead (769);
Religious and educational structures (346);
Cultural identity and pride (186);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The Kazak are a Muslim people in Central Asia among whom
religious belief and behavior are mediated by a verbatim memory of their nomadic ancestors
and the Sufi saints who nurtured them in the way of Islam. This book seeks to interpret
Kazak religion based on people's actual experiences. The focus is on spirituality and
Muslim life among the Kazaks in the small city of Turkistan in Southern Kazakhstan, which
has been the center of Kazak religious life (associated with the Sufi legacy) and cultural
identity. Framing the discussion on anthropological theories of religion, the author
concludes by identifying salient features of Kazak religious life.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-298) and
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Teferi Abate Adem; 2010
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Turkestan (city), South Kazakhstan,
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
century//Sufism--Kazakhstan--Turkistan--20th century//Kazakhs--Religious life//Islam.
gtt//Turkistan (Kazakhstan)--Religion--20th century//Kazakhstan--Turkistan--Religion--20th