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An Excerpt from Fortune and the Cursed: The Sliding Scale of Time in Mongolian Divination

Note: Berghahn recently published Katherine Swancutt’s Fortune and the Cursed: The Sliding Scale of Time in Mongolian Divination, an ethnographic study of the world of Buryat Mongol divination. An excerpt from the book follows a note from the author which places it in the context of her larger argument. It’s common knowledge that, when under duress, many […]