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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Nauka, Moscow-Leningrad,p One can also find more grounds for doubt, but that is not the point.

Progress Publishers, Moscow,pp So the Russian word rod gens, family is usually employed for the concept ‘clan or gentile system’, but the ‘clan rod of the Shuisky boyars’ clearly has no relation to that. Religion signifies belief in God, the state is a territory with a definite order and authority, countries have names, peoples an ethnic affiliation, and rivers wnd lakes are in definite places.

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This is the death of things of the technosphere and nature’s recapture of material stolen from her. It has to be admitted that the prediction was mistaken. In contrast to the foregoing, this part of the book is nad but any other explanation will not affect the description of the character of ethnogenesis given above Two mountain ranges stretch xnd from the Pamirs — the Kunlun Shan, to the south of which lies Tibet, and the Tien Shan.


The stream of fight coming to meet him from Earth will bear with it quick panoramas with intervals breaks for the time when the territory interesting him is on the other side of the planet rotating on its axis. The death of the city was ascribed to the Mongols by an evil tradition that began back in the Middle Ages of ascribing everything bad to them.

And now the autumn wind drifts the bottom sediments and blows salty dust onto the friable land of fields. To view it, click here. Such mutual adaptation is only possible when a rising ethnos is full of strength and is seeking to apply it.

Hardly anyone will agree with that. But that, too, is incorrect. In short, one must recognize that the functional connection of anthropological differences among various populations and the geographical conditions of the areas peopled by them is not clear. I ethnogeness not blame the astronauts for ignorance of the dialectic of ethnic history. Among them were both talented and brilliant works, judging by those that have come down to us.

It is simply important for the conclusions to correspond to all the facts taken into consideration. In addition, mercenaries fought in the armies of both sides, for the most part indifferent to religion, but avid for plunder.

On the other hand, preaching sometimes unites a group of people, which becomes an ethnos-the Sikhs in northwest India, for example, and the Ottoman Turks see above. Stars and planets move across the sky. An ethnos is not a society. The Transcending of Time in History. But the natives of that country, the Persians, considered the Parthians foreign Turanian conquerors also.


But three hundred years earlier it was not at all possible to foresee that a handful of nomad pastoralists and camel herders would occupy first place in the world, and that petty traders from tiny towns Medina and Mecca would become the vice-regents of former kingdoms. The very dreamers who had offered themselves up for execution during the period of universal well-being bosphere won out there. Ideology and culture are sometimes also attributes, but not necessary ones.

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Here we meet religions that deny the existence not only of a divinity but also of the world around us. According to my suggested definition, the form of existence of the species Homo sapiens is a collective of individuals opposing themselves to all other collectives. Arians spread their doctrine among the German tribes. One can therefore say that the problem of ethnogenesis lies on the boundary of historical science where its social aspects pass smoothly into the natural ones.

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The Khazars in Russian Nationalist Literature. It is hard to agree with that. What ethnoyenesis, or rather what sense, does any one of the people listed above attach to his reply? It is a myth inherited by our consciousness from the primitive science of primitive society.