Institutionalization of Mongolian shamanism: from primitivism to civilization

  title={Institutionalization of Mongolian shamanism: from primitivism to civilization},
  author={Dulam Bumochir},
  journal={Asian Ethnicity},
  pages={473 - 491}
  • D. Bumochir
  • Published 22 September 2014
  • History
  • Asian Ethnicity
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