On Some Mythological Plots in Ancient Uyghur Literature
Uyghur Initiative Papers No. 3, October 2014
Attributed to the ancient Uyghur literary tradition are some texts written in Uyghur and Arabic script in the 8th-9th centuries and some literary monuments written a couple of centuries later in the 11th. These texts are as a rule connected with the main, established religious traditions (though some of them have only jural or household content) of Central Asia ― Buddhism, Christianity, Manichaeism, Zoroastrianism, and, later, Islam.