РОЛЬ УСТНОЙ ИСТОРИИ В ВОССТАНОВЛЕНИИ ИСТОРИЧЕСКОЙ ПАМЯТИ КАЗАХСКОГО НАРОДА: ROL' USTNOY ISTORII V VOSSTANOVLENII ISTORICHESKOY PAMYATI KAZAKHSKOGO NARODA

Translated title of the contribution: The role of oral history in restoration of people's historical memory

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Abstract

Kazakhs are the nation with a rich historical background and culture, and deeply rooted traditions of describing and keeping them. In the society, where the nomadic life dominated in the past, the oral historical traditions perform those functions that libraries and archives usually do in states of a settled civilization. It is impossible to define the quantity of legends and stories based on real historical events and processes. An unofficial history of the nation is kept on shelves of archives and libraries. There is no need to prove the fact that the majority of the oral and historical pieces are not collected and fixed yet. Unfortunately, this richest treasure house, the content of which evokes admiration of not only our scientists, but of the foreign ones as well, has never been studied from historical point of view. At present, when the scientific centers of Europe and Africa are actively working out methods and methodology of investigating oral-historical traditions, the local historical science does not spend much time to a thorough research of the very problem. There is no doubt that the systematic study of the best samples of the national tradition of oral history telling will considerably widen the horizons of the national historical knowledge)
Translated title of the contributionThe role of oral history in restoration of people's historical memory
Original languageRussian
Pages135
Number of pages142
Publication statusPublished - Jun 23 2013

Keywords

  • Oral historical tradition
  • epic tradition
  • zhirau
  • dastans
  • zhyrshy
  • historical memory

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