Between Loss of Power and Market Integration: Central Asian Nomads in Colonial Times (Completed Project)
Directors: Jürgen Paul and Günther Schlee, Researcher: Wolfgang Holzwarth. The project description of Projekt D5 can be found on the website of the SFB 586 ‘Difference and Integration’.
Jürgen Paul, Prof. Dr., Orientalisches Institut Seminar für Arabistik und Islamwissenschaft, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Wolfgang Holzwarth, Dr.,Associate, Department Integration and Conflict, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Over the course of five years (2005–2009) this project investigated emic notions and observable practices of the Kyrgyz concept of salt (customary law) and analyzed these from a legal anthropological perspective. The guiding question of the project was “How do the inhabitants of two villages in the northwestern province of Talas order their relations with