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The Message Of Folklore from Bahrain To The World
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Ghams"clay"houses in Hama and its countryside

Architectural heritage, which represents man’s ability to control his surroundings, is one of the key indicators of human civilisation. Heritage that is...

Tragicomedy in the Thousand and One Nights: A study of overlapping literary genres

The deconstructive analysis of The Shoemaker and The Barber of Baghdad, two tales from the Thousand and One Nights, (also known as Arabian Nights), yielded a...

Modernising the methodology used to document non-material heritage

In the last decade, a growing awareness of the need to preserve non-material cultural heritage has led to an interest in documenting and protecting...

Bahrain’s National Day

This issue marks the start of the "Folk Culture" Journal’s ninth year. It has been eight years of hard work and collaboration with folklore and...

Modernising the methodology used to document non-material heritage

In the last decade, a growing awareness of the need to preserve non-material cultural heritage has led to an interest in documenting and protecting...

Tragicomedy in the Thousand and One Nights: A study of overlapping literary genres

The deconstructive analysis of The Shoemaker and The Barber of Baghdad, two tales from the Thousand and One Nights, (also known as Arabian Nights), yielded a...

Ali wild Zayid (Ali the son of Zayid): Eloquent sayings and proverbs

One of the wisest Yemenis, Ali wild Zayid was a philosopher, a legendary writer and poet, an astronomer, a psychologist, an agricultural expert and a teacher....

The language of the Moroccan Zajal: Theoretical and textual contemplations

We cannot deny that disorder and confusion have affected both individuals and communities on more than one level. Our spiritual and moral values are now...

A semiotic and narrative reading of the Algerian legend "Tula"

This semiotic narrative reading of the legend ‘Tula’ highlights the importance of the concept of narrative unity, which shapes the structure of the...

Siddi Muammar’s marriage customs and traditions in Algeria’s Chlef Province

Siddi Muammar was a social reformer who tried to convince people not to indulge in extravagant wedding rituals that made weddings a great burden for young men....

The ethnomusicology of Rai songs in the Western Mediterranean

The aim of this article is to address previously unexamined aspects of Rai songs, which reflect Moroccan society and culture. This study’s theoretical...

Women’s traditional clothing in Tunisia: Signs and symbols The example of Barr Al Hamah: An anthropological approach

In Barr Al Hamah, women’s traditional clothing, (which include clothes and ornamentation), are one element of material culture. It is one example of...

Ghams"clay"houses in Hama and its countryside

Architectural heritage, which represents man’s ability to control his surroundings, is one of the key indicators of human civilisation. Heritage that is...

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