Qizilbāshes are primarily Turkish from Anatolia and they are living in Turkey. A large proportion of them lived in the Ottoman Empire.
Greater tribal federations (uymāq):
Rūmlū: A large tribal federation Continue reading
the eponymous strongman of a Ḡozz clan, whose nephew Toḡrel founded the Saljuq dynasty.
MUSĀ YABḠU (Bayḡu in some sources), the son of Saljuq Sü-bašï [Sobāši], the eponymous strongman of a Ḡozz (q.v.) clan, whose nephew Toḡrel founded the Saljuq dynasty. It is debated whether his second name is Continue reading
“Vogelsang … has produced a valuable overview of Afghan history and archaeology…[his] book reminds readers that Afghanistan’s rich history and culture warrant far more attention than merely as a refuge for ‘evil-doers,’ and that its people deserve the interest and support Continue reading
Afshar Massacred by Ahmad shah Masoud and Sayaf in 1993
According to The Guardian, November 16, 2001: “On February 11, 1993, Massoud and Sayyaf’s forces entered the Hazara suburb of Afshar, killing – by local accounts – “up to 1,000 civilians”, beheading old men, Continue reading
The production of four documentary films from a cycle “Turks of Russia”, about the people of Bashkortostan, Tatarstan, Tuva and Khakassia was finalized on the cinema studio “Mir”.
Users of the portal of Russian Geographic Continue reading
Oktay Aslanapa, ed. Sanatı, Tarihi, Edebiyatı ve Musikisiyle KIRIM [Crimea: Her Art, History, Literature and Music]. Ankara: Yeni Turkiye Yayinlari, 2003. 260 pp.
KIRIM is a collection of articles written by Turkish scholars and researchers on the cultural history of Crimean Tatars. It includes chapters on architecture, history, literature and music, and brings together information drawn from sources in Turkish, Crimean Tatar and Russian, Continue reading
The Turkic peoples (or simply Turks or Turkics) are Eurasianpeoples residing in northern, central and western Asia,Mongolia, southern Siberia and northwestern China and parts of eastern Europe. They speak languages belonging to the Turkic language family. They share, to varying degrees, Continue reading
**Ed note: Some transcripts contain words or phrases that are inaudible or difficult to hear and are, therefore, designated in square brackets.**
BILL RYAN (BR): This is Bill Ryan here from Project Camelot and Project Avalon. Continue reading
The central argument of this book is that the half-century of Russian rule in Central Asia was shaped by traditions of authoritarian rule, by Russian national interests, and by a civic reform agenda that brought to Turkestan the principles that informed Alexander II’s reform policies. This civilizing mission sought to lay the foundations for a rejuvenated, ‘modern’ empire, unified by imperial citizenship, patriotism, and a shared secular culture. Evidence for Brower’s thesis is drawn from major archives in Uzbekistan Continue reading
W. Rickmer Rickmers (1873–1965) was a German explorer and mountaineer who visited and explored central Asia five times between 1894 and 1906. This book provides an account of his travels in the area he calls Turkestan, which incorporates modern Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and south-west Kazakhstan, and was first published in 1913. The region, which contains the ancient cities of Samarkand and Bukhara, had not been previously described in so much detail by a western European traveller. Continue reading
The origins of the Thracians, and thus the Swedes, can be traced back to secular and biblical history. Chapters 9 and 10 of Genesis describe how the nations developed from Noah’s three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Recorded history continually Continue reading
There are numerous geographical studies, archaeological findings, historical accounts and written evidences which confirm much of Scandinavian history. Most of the written history begins after 600 AD. The little written evidence of Scandinavian history from 100 BC to about 600 AD comes from contemporary writers of history, like Tacitus and Jordanes. Continue reading
Alpamysh is a Turkic dastan — ornate oral history — and prime representative of the Turkic oral literature of Central Asia. It is the principal repository of ethnic identity, history, customs, and the value systems of its owners and composers. Set mostly in verse, the Alpamysh dastan is known and recited from the eastern Altai to the western Ural mountain ranges and as far south as Band-e Turkestan. It commemorates the Turkic people’s struggles for freedom. The events leading to the composition Continue reading
The “formal” beginning of the “Basmachi” movement is usually associated with the tsarist Imperial Decree of 25 June 1916, which ordered the first non-voluntary recruitment of Central Asians into the army during the First World War. The movement was a reaction not only to conscription, Continue reading
Sumerian – Turkish Comparison List (With 200 Concept Group English Word
by Polat Kaya
Ever since the Sumerian language became known for the world of the linguists, there have been claimes and counter claimes to the view that the Sumerian and Turkish languages are related. Continue reading
A Chinese company digging an unexploited copper mine in Afghanistan has unearthed ancient statues of Buddha in a sprawling 2,600-year-old Buddhist monastery.
Archaeologists are rushing to salvage what they can from a major 7th century B.C. religious site along the famed Silk Road connecting Asia Continue reading
The Afshar tribes of Iran are two distinct Turkic-speaking ethnic groups. The larger group is concentrated in the north of the country, and the smaller in the south. The Turkic dialect spoken by the Afshar of the north is closely related to the Azerbaijan Turkic language, Continue reading
Stefan Arvidsson is assistant professor at the University of Halmstad and a researcher at the University of Lund. Sonia Wichmann received a Ph.D. from the Department of Scandinavian at the University of California, Berkeley.
Critically examining the discourse of Indo-European scholarship over the past two hundred years, Aryan Idols demonstrates how the interconnected concepts of “Indo-European” and “Aryan” as ethnic categories have been shaped by, and used for, various ideologies. Continue reading
James Churchward wrote about the Great Uighur Empire in the 1926 book, The Lost Continent of Mu Motherland of Man and the 1931 books, The Children of Mu and The Lost Continent of Mu. The purpose of this and associated pages is to:
1001 Inventions – Discover The Muslim Heritage In Our World
For a thousand years, Muslim civilisation stretched from southern Spain as far as China. From the 7th century onwards, scholars of many faiths built on the ancient knowledge of the Egyptians, Continue reading
Their Contribution in the Development of Hindustani
by K Gajendra Singh
The term Hindustan has been used consciously so as to include Pakistan in it, by which name the Sub-continent was known before its partition in 1947. This paper concentrates mainly on languages as spoken Continue reading