Turkic and Mongolian Literature

The literature of the Turkic and Mongolian kingdoms in the late Middle Ages was diverse in language and style. Amongst the Turkic peoples, there remain traces of literature in Chaghatay, Kazakh, Karakalpak, Kyrgyz, and Turkmen languages, in addition to the tradition of Turkic epic poetry and historical literature. Simultaneously, Mongolian literature was undergoing renewal and innovation, and was closely linked to the spread of Buddhism and changes in Mongolian political life.

 

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  • Author(s):
    A. Kayumov, I. Togan, G. Kara and Sh. Bira
    Era:
    15th to 19th century AD
    Language of article:
    English
    Source:

    History of Civilizations in Central Asia, Volume V

    Format:
    PDF
    Countries:
    Afghanistan, China, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

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