Lev Nikolayevich Gumilyov was a Soviet historian, ethnologist, anthropologist and translator from Persian. He had a reputation for his highly non-orthodox theories of ethnogenesis . Москва: Наука. The Hsiung-nu in China (); Ethnogenesis and the Biosphere of Earth (); Ancient Rus and the Great Steppe (). This chapter discusses Gumilev’s theory of ethnogenesis. Generally speaking, ethnogenesis proceeded in the following manner. At certain historical moments. Ethnogenesis and the Biosphere of Earth has 98 ratings and 9 reviews.

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But If you do it will rock your world. Sakas penetrated this country from the west, who settled south of Kashgar as far as Khotan, and Chinese emigrants escaping the terrors of civil wars. We obviously have to find a system of reckoning by which all observations will be made with an equal degree of accuracy.

So the blame for the desolation of the cultivated land of Asia does not fall on the Mongols but on changes of climate which I have described in special works. At the head of their state stood four ruling clans: It is reasonable ethnoegnesis study processes social, ethnic, and cultural ethnoogenesis than nuances of the sensations of historical personages.

Of course man has created technique, which had not been done either by the dinosaurs of the Mesozoic era or the saber tigers of the Cainozoic. When the Uzbek and Tajik Republics were formed m the old Turkestan Territory, the descendants of the Khorassan Persians, the eighth-century conquerors, who lived in Bukhara and Samarkand, were counted as Uzbeks in the census, and the descendants of the Turks, the conquerors of the eleventh and sixteenth centuries, living in Dushanbe and Shakhrisabz, as Tajiks.

I shall not bother to explain the etymology of this word. In the fifth and sixth centuries A. But in the south, where the Chinese emigrants mixed with the local tribes, a second chimera was created – evil, cowardly, and treacherous. And in another five years a rebellion by border troops not only destroyed the might of the Tang Empire but also brought calamities to the population of China perhaps comparable only with the terrible epoch of the Three Kingdoms.


So far I have been speaking of the conditions of research; let me now speak about its perspectives. Kozlov’s find, the dead Tangut city of Yijing-ai known as Hara-Hoto 15is often cited as an example. The Uighurs did not affect the way of life, religion, or culture of their subjects, but the Karluks, biosphwre had adopted Islam in A.

Turfan grapes can rightly be considered the best in the world; there were melons, watermelons, and apricots from spring to late autumn; the sowings of long-fiber cotton were protected from the winds by Lombardy poplars and mulberry trees.

Ethnogenesis and the Biosphere

The works of the founders of Marxism contain the program of a systematic approach to understanding historical process, but it has not yet been applied to questions of ethnogenesis. Before the spaceman there will then be outlined the contours of Egypt and Babylon of the second millennium B. So I kept quiet, in order not to be accused of mystification or being a mystic.

Several different peoples speak Arabic; for many Uzbeks their mother tongue is Tajik, and so on. So-called historical time gives us reliable te for analysis, when written sources throw light on the history of tue and their interconnections.

This river has neither source nor mouth. The principle of like-mindedness was also proclaimed by the Caliphs, the successors of Muhammed, but it did not withstand the rivalry of living reality – ethnoi again arose within the unity of Islam. Behind the high brow ridges, and within the huge brainbox of Neanderthal man, were lodged thoughts and feelings.

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Tye what are the rest to do? The arhats, merchants, soldiers, and farmers of Turfan, Karashahr, and Kucha constituted a single system for which Hinayana Buddhism was only a coloring. And so a new question has been posed, a theoretical one despite its practical significance. Ask yourself what is accessible to direct observation. The sum total of the knowledge so obtained will correspond approximately to ethnogenesus level of knowledge of an educated person but not of a professional, i.


In both cases the phenomena were described selectively, when they came into an author’s field of view, and we cannot even guess how many got left out.

Ethnogenesis, Passionarnost′, and the Biosphere

Comparing them all with our age, knowing that they are tne and the same ethnos, we see that ethnography could lead the investigator without a knowledge of history into error. But there is an excellent indicator – military power.

The Hunni were succeeded by the Hsien Pei Muyongs, and they by the Tanguts, and the Tanguts by Tibetans crushed by the southern Chinese, the latter being driven back by the steppe Hsiung Nu. And those who are taken for Tanguts are nomadic Tibetans, a relict ethnos who were once the most savage enemies of the Tanguts.

A clear example of the confessional self-awareness of an ethnos is the Sikhs, a sect of Indian origin. So, although language may serve as an indicator of ethnic community in separate cases, it is not the cause of it. My task is therefore first of all to find the cause of the process. The electrical engineer, for example, must biospheee with the phenomena of ionization and thermal efficiency, the electromagnetic field, etc. It is the ethnic aspect of mankind as a whole boisphere is important for my problem.