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William Irons, «The Yomut Turkmen: A Study of Social Organization among a Central Asian Turkic-speaking Population»

William Irons-PhD Michigan 1969

William Irons-PhD Michigan 1969

Department of Anthropology – Research and teaching interests: Evolutionary Ecology, Reproductive Strategies, Demography, Evolutionary Foundations of Morality and Religion, Pastoral Nomads and Middle East.

Biography:

William Irons did his is doctoral research on the Yomut Turkmen, a group of pastoral nomads in northern Iran.  He later returned to Iran for two more studies of the Yomut.  The last study was an extensive demographic and economic survey which provided data very useful for evolutionary analysis.

In 1976, he and Napoleon Chagnon organized a set of symposia on the use of behavioral ecology in anthropology for the 1976 annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association.  These symposia led to the publication, in 1979, of a volume edited by Chagnon and Irons entitled Evolutionary Biology and Human Social Behavior: An Anthropological Perspective.  This volume presented much of the earliest work in anthropology designed to evaluate evolutionary theories of behavior and culture. Read more…

Mikhail Gorbachev: It ‘looks as if the world is preparing for war’ as nuclear threat re-emerges

The former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev

The former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev

TorontoMASN News: Mikhail Gorbachev: It ‘looks as if the world is preparing for war’ as nuclear threat re-emerges

Mikhail Gorbachev has warned that a new arms race means “the nuclear threat once again seems real” as he stated it “looks as if the world is preparing for war”.

The former Soviet leader called on Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin to work together to take steps to reduce the world’s nuclear arsenal.

“Politicians and military leaders sound increasingly belligerent and defence doctrines more dangerous. Commentators and TV personalities are joining the bellicose chorus. It all looks as if the world is preparing for war,” he wrote in an article for Time magazine.

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Travelling to Ashgabat the capital of Turkmenistan, Day 1

A hotel in Ashgabat city

A hotel in Ashgabat city

Web: Our Nomadic Life – We visited Ashgabat, Turkmenistan on a work trip. We hardly had any knowledge about this country (did not know even the name of the capital and where it is located), We managed to get some information via the web but it got us a bit worried as the country seems to be known as the North Korea of Central Asia!!!

This was an extremely rare opportunity for us to visit the country and fortunately our organization could issue us two invitation letters, as it is very difficult to enter Turkmenistan. In all, we stayed 5 nights in Ashgabat.

We flew from Jakarta to Ashgabat via Dubai. Ashgabat airport was really clean and shiny like a 5 star-hotel. But we hardly saw anyone there. Surprisingly, almost 30% of the passengers in our flight were Japanese and they seemed to be traveling on an organized tour. We wondered why they have chosen Turkmenistan for their holiday destination but we did not have a courage to ask them… Read more…

THE CULTURAL HISTORY of TURKMENS of IRAN (XIX-XX c.c.) Volume II – Dissertation – Defense in 1995.

EÝRAN TÜRKMENLERININ MEDENIÝETININ TARYHY (XIX-XX aa.)-1995

ИСТОРИЯ КУЛЬТУРЫ ТУРКМЕН ИРАНА (ХIХ-ХХ вв.) II Tom-защита диссертации 1995

ایران تورکمنلرینینگ مدنیّتینینگ تاریخی (قرون XIX-XX)  – 2 – جلد II – دسرتاسیا – 1995-دا قورالدی.

تاریخ فرهنگ ترکمن های ایران (قرون 19-20)- 2 – جلد II – دسرتاسیا – 1995 طی شد.

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The artists and writers who has created many artwork about Jahansha & Blue Mosque In the late XIX ce. Part I

Rosa Salvatore (Роза, Сальватор):
The Italian painter, engraver, poet and musician.

Toronto – Dr. Ownuk, H.:

Some of painters and artists has been left a lot of nice and documental artworks creation about life of Jahansha and his builded Mosque as “Blue Mosque”. Among counts of them: “Jules Laurens“, “Matraqchy Nasuh”, “Eugene Flandin”, “Pascal Coste”, “Salvatore Rosa”, “Antoine Sevruguin” and “Vladimir Minorsky” can be named. The written works of this artists, about the course of Qara-Qoyunli Jahansha and Blue Mosque wrote.

This works mainly in the late of XIX and early XX centuries work. Art and architectural designs of the artists who have created of Blue Mosque in his period, figures have been known. Here in the biography of each of them are briefly described below:

Rosa Salvatore

Rosa Salvatore

   … He was born near Naples in the city Renelle, in June 20, 1615, and was raised in a convent. He was preparing to take holy orders. But soon felt an irresistible attraction to the art and began to study music at first, and then painting.

Guides were last in his first in-law, Frederick. Frankantsone, student X. Ribera, then he Ribera and finally as a batalicheskie painter /battle genre/ in Aniello Falcone. In addition to these artists, the development of Performance talents has greatly contributed to writing those sketches from nature without any help. Eighteen years of age, he set off to wander through Apulia and Calabria, I fell into the hands there the robbers and lived for a while among them, studying their styles and manners, then he worked in Naples.

the potrait of Jahansha

Muzaffaretdin Jahansha (1399-1467),
A portrait that is drawn from the Sultan by Rosa Salvador.

In 1634 he moved to Rome, where he was not slow to buy a famous image of the characteristic, full of life scenes from the life of shepherds, bandits and soldiers, but thanks to his satire and in particular two paintings: “Transience of human life” and “the goddess of happiness, lavished their gifts unworthy”, to such an extent antagonized the Roman society that was supposed to retire in Naples. When the revolution broke out there “Masaniello /Mazaniello/”, he participated in it. (From 1650 – 1660). Read more…

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali dies at 74

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Three-time world champion and a cultural icon, former American boxer Muhammad Ali is arguably the greatest heavyweights in the world of sport.

msn News: Muhammad Ali, widely hailed as the greatest heavyweight boxer in the sport’s history, has died after being hospitalised in Arizona Thursday with a respiratory issue.

Ali, 74, had suffered from Parkinson’s disease since the 1980s.

“After a 32-year battle with Parkinson’s disease, Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74. The three-time World Heavyweight Champion boxer died this evening,” family spokesperson Bob Gunnell said in a statement.

Ali’s prowess in the ring and his personality and social activism make him one of the most recognisable sports figures of the last century.

He secured an Olympic gold medal in the 1960 Summer Games and became one of the youngest heavyweight champions of all time, stunning the boxing world with a knockout of Sonny Liston to claim the title in 1964 at 22. …

Muhammad Ali: Life in pictures

Muhammad Ali: Life in pictures

It marked the first of three times Ali would win the heavyweight title. Read more…

How Old is Ashgabat?

Goddess woman in Parthian Empire

Goddess woman in Parthian Empire

Toronto – Dr. Khangeldi Ovnuk:

Introduction: In the earlier indepandend Turkmenistan, in the year 1992-94 at the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan, the country appellation debate over the historical name of the capital of Turkmenistan, Ashgabat (Ashkabad) was taken.

One of the experts of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan, S. G. Aqajani, unlike theorists A well-known Russian scientists. A. Maroshenko and A.Potseluyevsky , in naming Ashkhabad city based on the “- up comes from the presence of the Russians, who since 1881 has started!” Were questioned, with this view, he is the ancient name meaning city “Ashk” to “Eshq /love/”,” which is derived from the ancient era empire “tears /Ashk/” is, fundamentally different !!. Read more…

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