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“ST. CYRIL AND ST. METHODIUS” UNIVERSITY OF VELIKO TARNOVO - UNIVERSITY PRESS

Social structure of the Old Turkic society


Authors:
N. Е. Кuzembaev S. Toraighyrov Pavlodar State University (PSU), Pavlodar, Kazahstan

Pages: 99-106

Abstract:

The article is devoted to the social organization of old Turkic society. It analyzes the information of the written sources – ancient Turkic runic inscriptions and Chinese written sources, as well as the data involved in archeology and ethnography of the nomads. Old Turkic society was divided into three strata: a) khagan, his family and beg; b) simple nomads; c) slaves and slave. The social structure of ancient Turks was due and adapted to the conditions of warfare with neighboring peoples and states

Keywords:

old Turkic society, nomads, khagan, “budun”, “beg”, “qul”

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