Alp Er Tonga In Turkish Cultural History And Some Narratives On It In Uighur

Adem, Ö. (2008). Alp Er Tonga In Turkish Cultural History And Some Narratives On It In Uighur. Journal of Turkish Studies, 3:508-523. doi: 10.7827/TurkishStudies.516

Abstract

Alp Er Tonga is one of the heroes of Turkish cultural history. In addition to the written sources about him, there are various oral accounts among the Uighur Turks living in East Turkestan. In our article, we will first consider the information in the historical sources about Alp Er Tonga and the researchers’ views on Alp Er Tonga’s identity. Then, we will try to reveal the place and importance of Alp Er Tonga in Turkish cultural history by examining the oral narratives formed around Alp Er Tonga and his life. 

 

Another reason for me to learn Turkish…

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