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The Memorial Feast for Kokotoy-Khan: A Kirghiz Epic Poem

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Hardcover, 299 pages
Published December 19th 2000 by Routledge
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In the mid-19th century the Kazakh nobleman Chokan Valikhanov commissioned a manuscript of Kyrgyz epic poetry, namely the story of Kokotoy's memorial feast. Though the manuscript was lost to scholarship for a century, in 1977 the English scholar of epic A. T. Hatto was eventually able to prepare this critical edition of the text in Latin transliteration along with English translation.

Kokotoy's Memorial Feast was initially a standalone story, but it slowly became attached to the great cycle of
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