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The Message Of Folklore from Bahrain To The World
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The role of the extraordinary in characterisation: The tale of King Saif bin Dhi Yazan

Extraordinary elements play a key role in characterisation in folktales. They reshape the character. These elements transformed King Saif bin Dhi Yazan, a...

The game of Buqala, a women’s ritual in Algerian folk culture: Women asserting themselves through poetry

The Arab countries, especially Algeria, are fortunate to have abundant folk heritage, most notably literature; Arab nations are known for their love for...

A study of women and musical heritage in Qadah in northwest Tunisia

The village of Qadah in northwest Tunisia is around 250km from Tunis and 90km south of Al Kaf city. Qadah is situated between the city of Al Kalaa Khasbah,...

A Word from the Editor Folk culture and the new generation

At the beginning of the 2008-2009 academic year, Professor Ahlam Al Amir from the Ministry of Education’s Curriculum Department visited the offices of...

Ibn Al Jazzar’s experiments and folk medicine

The topic of experiments in the Arab-Islamic sciences warrants further in-depth study if we are to determine their true contribution to the advancement of...

Morocco’s silver jewellery: An ancient rural art

In Morocco, the silver jewellery industry, (Al Naqra), plays a significant role in the nation’s folk heritage. It was primarily villagers who made and...

Fish as a symbol on Tarut Island

Tarut Island has been the target of several leaders and invasions because of its stability, available water, fertile land and strategic location on a sea route...

A study of women and musical heritage in Qadah in northwest Tunisia

The village of Qadah in northwest Tunisia is around 250km from Tunis and 90km south of Al Kaf city. Qadah is situated between the city of Al Kalaa Khasbah,...

Authenticity and the European influence on Moroccan architecture under French colonisation: The example of Taza city

When we study the buildings constructed in Taza city during the French colonisation of Morocco, we can see that the architecture at this time reflected the...

Folk songs and social change in Jordan

In this study, the author focuses on the social changes that can be identified in Jordanian folk songs. These songs can serve as a record of such changes...

Using folk culture to teach mathematics to children

Ethnomathematics can be defined as the cultural anthropology of mathematics and its teaching methodology; it is the study of mathematical processes and...

The game of Buqala, a women’s ritual in Algerian folk culture: Women asserting themselves through poetry

The Arab countries, especially Algeria, are fortunate to have abundant folk heritage, most notably literature; Arab nations are known for their love for...

The role of the extraordinary in characterisation: The tale of King Saif bin Dhi Yazan

Extraordinary elements play a key role in characterisation in folktales. They reshape the character. These elements transformed King Saif bin Dhi Yazan, a...

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