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978-0-7391-1115-4 • Hardback • March 2006 • $122.00 • (£94.00)
978-0-7391-2807-7 • Paperback • April 2008 • $54.99 • (£42.00)
978-0-7391-5951-4 • eBook • March 2006 • $52.00 • (£38.00)
Ole Bruun is associate professor in the Department of Geography and International Development Studies at the University of Roskilde in Denmark.
Chapter 1 Khotont sum in Recent Mongolian History
2 Khotont People and Their Herds
3 Cycles of Movement and Work
4 Social Organization and Family Life
5 The Politics of Buddhist Revival
6 Time and Tradition on the Steppe
7 Nomads in the City
8 Development Options
9 Herders, State Formation and the Chinese Connection
Ole Bruun's book is an absorbing collection of descriptions, insights, and observations that together provide a valuable picture of life on the Mongolian steppe....Both a general introduction to the national culture and a series of insights into particular aspects of steppe life. But the main focus of the book, and the field in which it is most informative and useful, is as a study of the socio-economic transformation of the pastoral lifestyle.
— Pacific Affairs