2019, vol. 7, no. 3. Gibadullin I.R.

2019, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 603-606

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22378/2313-6197.2019-7-3.603-606


I.R. Gibadullin
Marjani Institute of History of Tatarstan Academy of Sciences
Kazan, Russian Federation

On June 15, 2019, a round table was held entitled “Medieval Turkic-Tatar Theological Thought: Sources and Interpretation” which saw the presentation of the publication of the religious and didactic work of the Golden Horde-era “Nahj al-Faradis” by Mahmud al-Bulgari. In the light of the presentation and round table, it is worth noting the wide interest of the scientific and theological world in relation to the sources introduced into scholarly circulation, which allow us not only to clarify the historical aspects, but also deepen the understanding of the Islamic world of the Golden Horde’s period. According to historians participating in the round table, since “Nahj al-Faradis” by Mahmoud al-Bulgari is a source on the history of the religious life of the Golden Horde, its Russian translation allows us to understand the perception of fourteenth-century theologians of the Golden Horde’s dynastic strife and social processes during this period.

Keywords: Golden Horde, religion, theological thought, Qalandar-name, Nahj al-Faradis, source study

For citation: Gibadullin I. The Round Table “Medieval Turkic-Tatar Theological Thought: Sources and Interpretation” (The Bulgarian Islamic Academy, June 15, 2019). Zolotoordynskoe obozrenie=Golden Horde Review. 2019, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 603–606. DOI: 10.22378/2313-6197.2019-7-3.603-606


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About the author: Ismagil R. Gibadullin – Cand. Sci. (History), Senior Research Fellow, Usmanov Center for Research on the Golden Horde and Tatar Khanates, Marjani Institute of History of Tatarstan Academy of Sciences (7A, Baturin Str., Kazan 420111, Russian Federation). E-mail: ismagil4@yahoo.com

Received   July 3, 2019   Accepted for publication   August 28, 2019
Published online  September 29, 2019