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By Elizabeth Endicott
An illustrated heritage of the pastoral nomadic lifestyle in Mongolia, this ebook examines the numerous demanding situations that Mongolian herders proceed to stand within the fight over common assets within the post-socialist unfastened industry period.
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1). The collection of argal is generally women’s and children’s work. 2). The availability of firewood varies by region in Mongolia, and thus the ratio of argal to wood as fuel to warm the ger varies as well. The Gobi, for instance, differs from other regions in herders’ dependence upon shrubs as fuel. In the 1930s, Simukov noted that the best source of fuel in the Gobi region was shrubbery. He described Gobi shrubbery as burning powerfully, throwing heat effectively with little smoke, and having a pleasant aroma.
The conversion of the Mongols to Tibetan Yellow Sect dGe-lugs-pa Buddhism proceeded from the top down, that is, from the princely elite to the commoners. 23 After Altan’s death in 1582, the Mongolian elite continued to request from the Ming court Mongolian translations of Tibetan Buddhist works, and the Ming obliged. The allure of a religion steeped in a rich written tradition can be understood in part by Altan Khan’s desire to cultivate his image as a legitimate ruler among his own subjects. Because he was a descendant of Chinggis Khan in the twenty-fifth generation, Altan Khan 52 A History of Land Use in Mongolia already had a firm basis for claiming the right to rule the Mongolian people.
In Secret History §219, Chinggis Khan rewarded Sorqan Šira, who several years earlier had helped shield the young Temüjin from the hostile Tayiči’ut. ’ ”2 Thus, pastureland that had once belonged to the Merkit tribe, a tribe defeated in battle by Chinggis Khan, was given to reward past service and to encourage ongoing loyalty to the Khan. ”4 The clear implication here is that a responsible Khan will make sure that pastureland and water will at least be sufficient, if not abundant, for his own people.
A History of Land Use in Mongolia: The Thirteenth Century to the Present by Elizabeth Endicott