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Dr. Lev Nikolaevich Gumiliov (1912-1992), the greatest cultural geographer in Russian history. Despite his critics, L. N. Gumiliov opened a path of syncretic methodology that wed history to geography, humanities to science. He also moved the work of Vladimir Vernadskiy forward into the late 20th century, and created a bridge to Western ethnography in resonance with Bordieu, Leroi-Gourhan, and Levi-Strauss.
Our primary goal is to divulge the ideas of Dr. Lev Nikolaeivich Gumiliov (L.N.G.) - his passionary theory ethnogenes- to specialized readers of historical literature as well as to general readers. You have a chance to read four books and some material on L. N. Gumiliov:
If you can read in Russian, I highly suggest visiting Gumilevica
Istoriya naroda Hunnu
The history of the Hsiung-nu people. The first part of "The Trilogy of the steppes" consists of several independent books by the scientist, who explored the history of the nomadic Hsiung-nu people. The first of them is "The Hsiung-nu" (1960), which is dedicated to the formation and fall of the great nomadic empire and still remains a classical monograph, an epoch-making in the Hsiung-nu studying. The book "The Hsiung-nu in China" (1974) is a logical continuation of the previous monograph, and its subject is the relationship between nomads and the settled population of China.
Distribution tribes of Inner Asia about 700 BC (60KB) Inner Asia about 135 BC (by the Chinese explorer Zhang Qien) (65KB) Disintegration Hsiung-nu (Xiongnu) from 71 till 61 BC (66KB) Inner Asia about 30 BC (67KB) The Routes of Tan Shi Huai's aggressive campaigns in 156-178 AD (67KB) Source of the maps: Gumilev L.N., Hunnu: Sredinnaya Asia v drevnie vremena (AN SSSR, Institut Vostochnoi Literatury, 1960)
Ancient Turks. The second part of "The Trilogy of the steppes" published in 1964.
Discovering Khazariia. The studies of Khazariya based on results of a long archaeological expedition on the Volga river and the northern shore of the Caspian sea (1966). Also contains works of other Russian scholars about the old Khazarian state, one of the most powerful states in Eurasia of the 8th century. Bibliography and short information about authors.
V Poiskakh Vymyshlennogo Tsarstva
Searches for an Imaginary Kingdom : The Legend of the Kingdom of Prester John. This book is about the history of Central Asia in the ninth to the fourth centuries (1970).
Ancient Tibet. The studies of Tibet, Mongolia and Buriatia, as well as a description of Buddhist iconography.
Drevniaia Rus' i Velikaia Step'
Old Russia and the Great Steppe. Gumilev's studies of the relationships between Russia and its neighbors, primarily nomads, in the 9th through the 14th centuries (1989).
Etnogenez i biosfera Zemli
Ethnogenes and the Biosphere of Earth. The main scientific treatise where is described in detail created by the Russian scholar the passionate theory of ethnogenes (1978).
Konec i vnov' nachalo
An end and a new begining. It is a text-book on the passionary drive, which describes the mechanism of the passionary drive action in the Ancient World and in Europe, China, the Byzantine Empire, Turkey, Russia and other regions of the Earth during the epoch of Antiquity and the Middle Ages (1989).
Ot Rusi k Rossii
From Old Russia to Russia. The description of the ethnogenes Old Russia from IX century and Russia before XIX century (1992).
We would like to propose some plans of secondary character to our non-commercial project.
In this way, the site will consist of two parts: "The Archive of the Scientist" and "Contemporary Facts (Ethnology on the Way)".
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