Through both ethnographic and historical analysis the sacred routes of uyghur history offers a new understanding of uyghur historical practices detailing the remarkable means by which this people reckons with its past and confronts its nationalist aspirations in the present day. Abebookscom the sacred routes of uyghur history 9780674598553 by rian thum and a great selection of similar new used and collectible books available now at great prices. In his recent book the sacred routes of uyghur history professor rian thum describes how the uighurs themselves have traditionally explored their history over the centuries by visiting the . Drawing on an ethnography of oral traditions and an extensive archive of sacred texts from shrines across the uyghur homeland rian thums work seeks to amplify how uyghurs themselves imagined their community prior to the state prior to modernity perhaps even prior to islam in essence t. The sacred routes of uyghur history book description for 250 years the turkic muslims of tibet who call themselves uyghurs today have cultivated a sense of history and identity that challenges beijings national narrative
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