Taboos related to food culture at the 13th–14th-century Mongols

Kim, Kisun and Lee, Sungyoung and Lee, Jongoh (2015) Taboos related to food culture at the 13th–14th-century Mongols. Acta Orientalia Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, 68 (3). pp. 293-302. ISSN 0001-6446


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This article reviews the characteristics of terms used by the Mongols to express taboos concerning food and examines their food-related culture based on sources from the Mongolian Empire (Plano Carpini’s Historia Mongalorum, Marco Polo’s Il milione, Chinggis Khan’s Yeke Jasag, Rashīd ad-Dīn’s Jāmiʿ al-tawārīkh, and the Yuan Dynasty’s 飮食須知 Yin shi xu zhi). The Mongols left behind fairly strict food-related taboos in the form of eating habits. To better understand Mongolia’s food-related taboo expressions, we have examined five mediaeval sources written in various languages in which diverse food taboos are recorded.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World / történelem > D0 History (General) / történelem általában
P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom
Depositing User: Ágnes Sallai
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2016 08:43
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2020 15:52

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