TRANS-BORDER CULTURE AS THE ELEMENT OF TRANSNATIONAL HISTORY
A HISTORIOGRAPHER’S VIEWS ON: TRANS-BORDER CULTURE: OUTLINES OF THE COMPORATIVE RESEARCH OF TRADITION OF THE WESTERN MONGOLIANS AND KALMYKS: MONOGRAPH / E. P. Bakaeva, K. V. Orlova, D. N. Murzaeva and others. – Elista: KalmSC RAS, 2016. – 456 p.
Kuras L. V.
This article presents a historiographer’s review of the multi-authored book published by Kalmyk colleagues, featuring the comparative analysis of West Mongolian and Kalmyk traditions. The book is based on field materials that unveil the issues of ethnic composition and origin as well as ethnic markers of Mongolia’s Oirats and Russian Kalmyks. In its turn, this material is verifiable by theoretical insights developed in the course of studying language and written traditions, and by the existence of historical characters in the Oirat and Kalmyk folklore in the context of trans-border studies.