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Inner Asian Religious Beliefs



This course carries Culture Studies & A & H distribution credit

This course will survey the beliefs and practices characteristic of the native religious traditions of Inner Asian peoples from the earliest times up to the present century. Special attention will be devoted to historical evidence on religion in Inner Asia, the fundamental beliefs about the nature of the world and human souls, the role of the shaman, and the social, economic, and political components of Inner Asian religious beliefs and practices.

Regions Covered

Historical Central Eurasia


Department of Central Eurasian Studies