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Selections in Kyrgyzstan
In selection of Biys and Manaps an important role was played by a number of relatives and stock-number, their most value. In the nomadic conditions, often aggravated by flues and epidemics, wars and assaults, hard winters and hungers (there was a saying - «Bai chirense bir kyshtyk» -«all pretence of a rich man is worth of a winter»), both factors were far from constant, because owing to one or another reason, prosperous branches and clans of those days, could become poorer, smaller in size and sometimes they just disappeared («tukum kuruh) - dying out), while others rose and got richer. In such conditions top biy and manap leadership went to the latter.
The authors of historical literature of recent times, inspired by the Marxist maxim, that «all former society history is a history of struggle of classes», almost unanimously and categorically point out at class confrontation in the Kyrgyz society, at the cruelty and ruthlessness of biys and manaps to common people, illustrating their viewpoint with, as it seemed, reasonable examples.
Were there any examples of despotism, any other cruelties, anti-humanism (in modern view) from the clans' chiefs and tribal seniors in Kyrgyzstan? Of course there were, as abuse of power, as it appears, is a common feature of any social formation - even democratic Yusup Abdrahmanov in his work «Rebellion of 1916», refers to the following facts: Ormon - the chief of Sarybagysh manap, for the late return of kogon (rope with loops for lamb tying), lost by his people during migration, fined a «guilty person» this way: two maidens (for the number of poles stuck in the ground and tied up to the ends of the rope) and a sheep for each loop i.e. in total about 300 sheep. Another Sarybagysh manap grabbed lands from Sayak tribe near the modern town of Balykchi, saying that the land was selected by his sons for pheasant gaming. Borom-bai-the manap of Buga, insisted on sending the Kyrgyz of Sayak tribe on rocky and inconvenient lands of Toruaygyr, Cholponata and Tashtak in Issyk-kul depression, cynically saying: «I have no mercy to the Sayaks and magpies» («sayak menen sagyzganga uval jok»). (Abdrahmanov, 1991. p. 238-239)
These and other known historical facts testify to the contradictions, injustice and cruelty in Kyrgyzstan and Kyrgyz society. However, carefully analyzing big inter-tribal and inter-clan clashes, one can conclude that they were of the «inter-class» character. Ormon's cruelty, who fined the «guilty person», his notorious gallows, periodically used (or culprits and other acts, barbaric or modern times, performed by manaps, were aimed at provision of order appropriate ‘or the conditions of those times: they had to be very «instructive», and kept in memories for a long time, as there were no any adopted legislative canons, nor constantly operating structures providing social order. Yet, cruelty was not directed in most cases at representatives of one's own tribal and clan formations, or adjacent relatives' branches, i.e. the closes relatives wore dealt with a different principle: «ui murdun sasyk debeit» («Cow will not reject its nose because it is snotty»).
All the statements about the cruel exploitation of commons by Biys and Manaps should be corrected in the light of objective realities of those days. The thing is that in nomadic cattle-breeding conditions, there were no big opportunities for the application of exploitation. It was no more than cattle-grazing, wood cutting and cooking. That is why hired labor was limitedly used, yet poorly paid. Same could be applied to Chygym (big payments for funerals, commemoratives, weddings and others). In the traditional Kyrgyz society they collected (and are still collected for closes relatives) money for any case and for any member of a clan or branch, irrespectively his or her social status. The truth is that in those limes «more thorough and lavish» facilities were collected for clan authorities, not just anticipating senior's grievance, but also for enlargement of his authority together with clan's.
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David Peytray traveled in Kyrgyzstan first time in 2004 year. During his travel he fell in love with Kyrgyzstan and decided to come back one more time. He traveled in Kyrgyzstan again in 2007 year. This time he had a long journey with trekking and horse riding. During his travel in Kyrgyzstan he lived with nomads trying to find out everything about their traditions and customs.
Last spring he started to write his book «Kyrgyzstan Travel». In that book he tries to tell everything about Kyrgyzstan and travel in this magic country. «Kyrgyzstan Travel» will be published in 2009 year. The author wants to translate «Kyrgyzstan Travel» book in 2 more languages. «Kyrgyzstan Travel» will be translated also in German and French.
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- «Kyrgyzstan Travel» says about ancient and modern way of nomadic life.
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- Also it is possible to find out about laws that exist in Kyrgyzstan.
- There are many addresses of guesthouses that you can use during your travel.
- «Kyrgyzstan Travel» is a good guide book for independent travelers.
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"KYRGYZSTAN TRAVEL" consists of 7 parts:
Kyrgyzstan and it's History.
At this part you will read about the whole history of Kyrgyzstan from the 8 century B.C. You will find many amassing facts that will make your travel much more interesting.
This part is devoted to geography of Kyrgyzstan. David Pay describes many places that are worth to be visited. Also you will find many important information about altitudes of Kyrgyzstan
Flora and fauna of Kyrgyzstan.
Here is written many interesting articles about animal world of Kyrgyzstan. It will be very interesting to have all that inscriptions during your travel.
Travel in Kyrgyzstan.
The author explains why he fell in love with Kyrgyzstan and what attracts him here most of all.
Travel in Kyrgyzstan - Accommodation and Transportation.
It is not difficult to have a calm travel in Kyrgyzstan. David will share with you his own experience with hotels and transport that you can use in Kyrgyzstan.
Kyrgyzstan: advices that can help to have an excellent travel.
Kyrgyzstan is quit different place from all others in the world. That is why you will need some advices in order to understand the way of thinking of local people.
Different kinds of Travel in Kyrgyzstan.
Kyrgyzstan has many kinds of activities for tourists. You can have cultural tours here, trekking, horse riding, rafting and many many other things. More information you will find in the book «Kyrgyzstan Travel». There are many good advises for future travelers.
The book «Kyrgyzstan Travel» is for all kind of tourists. Everyone will find something useful for him to travel here. You can get acquainted with nomad's life to make your travel more impressive and unforgettable! «Kyrgyzstan Travel» consisits of many parts to make everything easy for you and for your travel in Kyrgyzstan!
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Take «Kyrgyzstan Travel» book with you or read it before coming in Kyrgyzstan. «Kyrgyzstan Travel» will open your eyes on many things. Kyrgyzstan is the country of nomads. If you want to know more about nomads from Kyrgyzstan David can help you. His book «Kyrgyzstan Travel» has everything that you need for your travel.
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We recommend you to read it and it will help you to find out everything about Kyrgyzstan and nomad's way of life.
The name of the book is "Kyrgyzstan". This book is written by Michael Linder. We think that it is a good guide book that can tell you many interesting things about Kyrgyzstan.
First of all the book "Kyrgyzstan" has not only general information about Kyrgyzstan but also many details about all regions and its highlights. This book will open you a new Kyrgyzstan - the land of nomads and celestial mountains.
Kyrgyzstan is a country not only for cultural tourists but also for people who like trekking and horse riding. In the book you will find very useful information about different gorges and passes, about the transportation and accommodation in different places.
Kyrgyz Republic is an unusual place that is why you will need special practical information from the book about Kyrgyzstan.
Kyrgyzstan is the country of nomads. The book shows different Kyrgyz traditions and explains some rituals that are widely spread in Kyrgyzstan. Also you will read about festivals and holidays in Kyrgyzstan. There are some ancient holidays that people still celebrate in our celestial country. "Kyrgyzstan" has detailed information about visas for visiting Kyrgyzstan. You can find out about organized tours and independent travel in Kyrgyzstan. Travel in Kyrgyzstan is not a difficult thing. People are very hospital and they like tourists that travel here. If you are interested in activities in Kyrgyzstan and its regions - that book will give you many good advices!
This book will help people who are interested in trekking tours in Kyrgyzstan.
The book includes such descriptions as:
Trekking tour in Kyrgyzstan: Chui reguion
Trekking tour in Kyrgyzstan: Issyk Kul region
Trekking tour in Kyrgyzstan: Osh region
Trekking tour in Kyrgyzstan: Talas region
Trekking tour in Kyrgyzstan: Batken region
Trekking tour in Kyrgyzstan: Jalal Abad region
Trekking tour in Kyrgyzstan: Naryn region.
Trekking in Kyrgyzstan is a particular thing. You will have trekking tour in celestial mountains where there are no other people beside nomads. Trekking in Kyrgyzstan is famous for its wild way and for its unbelievable beauty. During trekking tour you can enjoy amazing views and to have trekking in really remote places. Trekking in Kyrgyzstan is save because locale people are fond of tourists. They like to invite people to spend some time with them. Trekking in Tien Shan Mountain will give you the opportunity to discover the real Kyrgyzstan - Kyrgyzstan of nomads! If you go for trekking in Kyrgyzstan we advice you to take with you your equipment in order not loose time looking for rent. Kyrgyzstan in a real nice place to go trekking alone or with good friends. The author says that it is better to have trekking tour with a help of travel company. In this way you will save a lot of time for trekking itself. Kyrgyzstan is open for tourists who are looking for trekking tours and you are always welcome there. The best places for trekking in Kyrgyzstan are Terskey Mountains on the south shore of the Issyk Kul Lake. The book shows some travel roots for trekking in Kyrgyzstan that you can use during your trekking tour. Actually it is quite possible to have trekking alone but anyway it is better to have an experienced guide with you. Trekking in Kyrgyzstan is good chance to have gorgeous vocations and to see many fantastic places!
Trekking tours in Kyrgyzstan are popular among people of all ages and health conditions. The only thing you need for trekking in Kyrgyzstan is deep will to relax and to enjoy stunning views.
Also you will find out about climate in Kyrgyzstan. This information will help you to choose the right time to visit the country. There are also many maps of Kyrgyzstan for your choice. The theme money and costs in Kyrgyzstan is a separate theme in the book. It will help you to travel safe and without any problems. There are special places for shopping in Kyrgyzstan that are described in the book. You can include them in your travel to feel the atmosphere of the Great Silk Road.
All parts of KYRGYZSTAN are given in details. You can read not only about the cities but also about their small parts that are worth to be visited. Kyrgyzstan has many museums. You can see short inscriptions about them and decide to go there or not. If you are going to visit Kyrgyzstan you will need some information about Kyrgyz customs in order to understand everything in the right way.
Also this book will help people who are interested in horse riding tours in Kyrgyzstan.
The book includes such descriptions as:
Horse riding tour in Kyrgyzstan: Chui reguion
Horse riding tour in Kyrgyzstan: Issyk Kul region
Horse riding tour in Kyrgyzstan: Osh region
Horse riding tour in Kyrgyzstan: Talas region
Horse riding tour in Kyrgyzstan: Batken region
Horse riding tour in Kyrgyzstan: Jalal Abad region
Horse riding tour in Kyrgyzstan: Naryn region.
Horse riding in Kyrgyzstan is a particular thing. You will have horse riding in celestial mountains where there are no other people beside nomads. Horse riding in Kyrgyzstan is famous for its wild way and for its unbelievable beauty. During horse riding tour you can enjoy amazing views and to have trekking in really remote places. Horse riding in Kyrgyzstan is save because locale people are fond of tourists. They like to invite people to spend some time with them. Horse riding tour in Tien Shan Mountain will give you the opportunity to discover the real Kyrgyzstan - Kyrgyzstan of nomads! If you go for horse riding in Kyrgyzstan we advice you to take with you your equipment in order not loose time looking for rent. Kyrgyzstan in a real nice place to have horse riding alone or with good friends. The author says that it is better to have horse riding tour with a help of travel company. In this way you will save a lot of time for horse riding itself. Kyrgyzstan is open for tourists who are looking for horse riding and you are always welcome there. The best places for horse riding in Kyrgyzstan are Terskey Mountains on the south shore of the Issyk Kul Lake. The book shows some travel roots for horse riding in Kyrgyzstan that you can use during your horse riding. Actually it is quite possible to have horse riding alone but anyway it is better to have an experienced guide with you. Horse riding in Kyrgyzstan is good chance to have gorgeous vocations and to see many fantastic places!
Horse riding tours in Kyrgyzstan are popular among people of all ages and health conditions. The only thing you need for horse riding in Kyrgyzstan is deep will to relax and to enjoy its stunning views.
Kyrgyzstan is an excellent place for trekking and Horse riding. If you travel in Kyrgyzstan even as a cultural tourist any way you can have at least a half day of trekking or horse riding.
From this book you will find out not only modern facts about life and travel in Kyrgyzstan but also facts from deep history. Kyrgyzstan is famous for its felt carpet. You can get information about the way of carpets production and the places where you can see it during your travel in Kyrgyzstan.
We recommend you to pay special attention on the following themes:
History of Kyrgyzstan - because the country played a big roll during Silk Road existing.
Geography of Kyrgyzstan - it will help you to be mobile during your travel.
People - we have different points of view according to many things.
Kyrgyz culture - Kyrgyzstan is a nomadic country with its unusual culture.
Religions of Kyrgyzstan - there is useful information about religions in Kyrgyzstan.
Arts - during your travel in Kyrgyzstan is worth to pay attention to local handicraft.
Governments in Politics - there are some good facts about this part of life in Kyrgyzstan.
Facts for the Traveler - In this part you can find everything that you need for your travel
in Kyrgyzstan. It has everything from getting in Kyrgyzstan till shopping on famous bazaars.
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