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Khan uiguri del regno di Qočo (850-1250) nelle fonti di Turfan

Andrea Piras    

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This article firstly deals with a general survey of the Turkic-Iranian relationships, from the VI century onwards, by the point of view of epigraphic evidences and sparse linguistic references within the Indo-Iranian borderlands and Central Asia. Secondly, it focuses on Turkic words (onomastic, epithets, titles) recorded in Middle Persian texts of the Manichean religion, in order to highlight the cultural contacts between the Uighur newcomers of the Qočo kingdom and the local population, both sharing common religious beliefs such as Manichaeism and Buddhism. Given the Manichaean faith of the Uighur élites, the Middle Persian Manichaean texts show an appreciation of the Turkic rulership, attested by the panegyrical tone of many compositions dedicated to the khans and their entourages.

Published
Oct. 17, 2019
Accepted
July 29, 2019
Submitted
March 19, 2019
Language
IT
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-341-0
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-340-3