Symbols and Scripts in the religious Culture of the Mongolian People
(60th Meeting of the PIAC, Székesfehérvár 2017)
The paper focuses on the evolution of the symbols and scripts in the ethno-cultural History of the Mongolian people who nowadays is occupying the present territory of the Mongol Empire, i.e. Inner Mongolia in the People`s Republic of China and the republics of Buryatia, Kalmykia and Turkish speaking Tuva in the Russian Federation. The research methods of mine are based mainly on fieldwork, including all the Mongols (Khamag Mongol). My arguments are also inspired by the different historical and ethno-cultural sources collected from libraries and monastery libraries in the mentioned territories. No doubt, the ethnical identity and cultural competentity of the Mongolians lie upon the context of their nomadic lifestyle with all the complex system of their worldview, knowledge, imaginations, skills, traditions and spiritual orientations. But the main ideological and traditional structure, which had formatted their cultural values, was their religious culture.
The results of my research are: in the processes of their historical and cultural evolution, the Mongolian peoples had used and passed through many varieties of different symbols and scripts, and the ideas and languages of those processes in their evolution have many common features. Their differences will also be discussed in my presentation.