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The Message Of Folklore from Bahrain To The World
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Deterioration and efforts to rebuild the architectural heritage of the Moroccan oases: The example of the Tafilalt oases

The Tafilalt oases have an important architectural heritage that reflects the region’s established culture, authentic history and local identity. This...

Woman and her portrayal in folk proverbs in Tunisia: An anthropological reading

This article attempts to study the presence of the Tunisian woman and the way she is portrayed in folk proverbs created by different social classes and groups....

Folk beliefs and the ways in which they are manifested

Throughout the world, ever since man learned about nature, it has haunted his feelings and senses, and the Arab man is no exception. People’s feelings...

A Word from the Editor   Despite the past, we still have hope

The first Congress of Arab Music was held in Cairo in 1932. Since then, there have been tireless efforts to define concepts and terminology and to make plans,...

Deterioration and efforts to rebuild the architectural heritage of the Moroccan oases: The example of the Tafilalt oases

The Tafilalt oases have an important architectural heritage that reflects the region’s established culture, authentic history and local identity. This...

Folk cultures and the new socio-anthropological paradigm: An epistemological approach

There is no doubt that the study of folk cultures from a socio-anthropological perspective has many epistemological imperatives. This is due to the elusiveness...

Sanaani  (Yemeni) Lute

The four-stringed Sanaani lute was used in Yemen until after the second half of the 14th century AH (20 AD). With a pickguard lined with thin leather, this...

Woman and her portrayal in folk proverbs in Tunisia: An anthropological reading

This article attempts to study the presence of the Tunisian woman and the way she is portrayed in folk proverbs created by different social classes and groups....

Islamic heritage: Denotations of ornamentations in hand-knotted carpets

From the 1950s to the 1970s, there was a steady flow of Western studies on hand-knotted carpets, which led to great works that shed light on this form of...

A call for a common Arab educational system for intangible heritage

Using the criteria set forth in 2003 in the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, which was adopted by most Arab countries,...

The image, status and dominance of women in society and under religious authorities

In the midst of progress in studies about cultural criticism, attention has been paid to women's issues and to women who suffer from marginalisation, exclusion...

Folk beliefs and the ways in which they are manifested

Throughout the world, ever since man learned about nature, it has haunted his feelings and senses, and the Arab man is no exception. People’s feelings...

Twins' souls: Folk beliefs in Upper Egypt

A review of field studies and academic studies into the Upper Egyptian belief that the souls of twins enter the bodies of cats to wander around revealed the...

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