Fortune and the cursed : the sliding scale of time in Mongolian divination / Katherine Swancutt.

Author
Swancutt, Katherine [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York ; Oxford : Berghahn Books, 2012.
Description
xx, 263 pages : illustraions ; 24 cm.

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Series
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-247) and index.
Contents
  • A race against time: Mongolian fortune and the anthropology of magic
  • Buryat cosmology and the timescales of religious practice
  • Fortune, the soul and spiralling returns
  • Curses, khel am and the omnipresence of witchcraft
  • Divination and the inextensive distance to cursing rivals
  • An unconventional timescale: the immediate rise of fortune
  • Glossary of vernacular terms.
ISBN
  • 9780857454829 (hardback : alkaline paper)
  • 085745482X (hardback : alkaline paper)
  • 9780857454836 (ebook)
  • 0857454838 (ebook)
LCCN
2011051786
OCLC
768168255
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