Қазақ әдебиетіндегі Шыңғыс хан бейнесі

Translated title of the contribution: The Image of Genghis Khan in Kazakh Literature

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In the second millennium, a historical figure Genghis Khan has transformed all of Eurasia by his power. In this article the author aims to analyze literary artistic image of Genghis Khan. Algorithm of analysis: In the last three centuries, literary works about Genghis khan were written not only in Kazakh literature, but also in the West and East. This work discusses the specific features of kaghanimage by using Kazakh literary works, published at different time periods and devoted to Genghis Khan’s life stages. Moreover, it analyzes the way Genghis Khan is featured in a poet Shadi Shangiruly’s epos “Tarihname”, a manuscript written in the early 20th century. Historical work is not a history itself, but its embellished form. Both of historical figure and epoch might be given in completely differentguise. However, the writer can not go far from the historical concept and social comprehension of the era he has lived. The author of this article analyzes this side of the literary works about Genghis Khan written in each period. Specification.The poem «Tarihname» includes the whole life of Genghis khan. Since Shadi himself was a descendant of Genghis Khan, for each information in the epos he gives the citations to historical chronicles of that time. The author of this article makes analysis of the interesting information in the epos about Genghis Khan’s life, and compares itto the historical facts. Particular attention is paid to Genghis khan’sinvasion of Otrar. The author tries to reveal the personality of Genghis Khan in detail. Also, after analyzing interesting facts about Genghis khan’s life and personality, he makeshis individual inferences.
Translated title of the contributionThe Image of Genghis Khan in Kazakh Literature
Original languageKazakh
Article number4
Pages (from-to)25-35
Number of pages10
JournalEURASIAN JOURNAL of Philology: Science and Education
Issue number№1 (177)
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020


  • қазақ әдебиеті, Шыңғыс хан, тарихи тұлға, әдеби бейне, дастан


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