Kyrgyzstan: Medieval Philosopher Reclaimed as National Hero

In recognition of Yusuf Balasaguni's achievements, the Kyrgyz government ordered that his portrait be imprinted on the 1,000 som banknote. (Photo: Public Domain)

When the 11th-century philosopher and poet Yusuf Balasaguni published a work on the principles of just governance, his ideas quickly gained traction among the rulers of the Karakhanid khanate in which he lived.
 

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Kyrgyzstan: Medieval Philosopher Reclaimed as National Hero

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