Jihad as Passionarity: Said Buriatskii and Lev Gumilev

  title={Jihad as Passionarity: Said Buriatskii and Lev Gumilev},
  author={Danis Garaev},
  journal={Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations},
  pages={203 - 218}
  • D. Garaev
  • Published 13 February 2017
  • Sociology
  • Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations
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