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The Message Of Folklore from Bahrain To The World
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Aita and the Collective Memory: The example of the Malali Aita

Aita, which means a call, cry or lament in Arabic, is the word used to describe a type of Bedouin music that originates in the Moroccan countryside. Aita...

Rites of Passage and Morocco’s Zayan Tribes

Rituals are inherited ways of performing religious and social ceremonies at events such as births, aqīqah (the Islamic tradition of sacrificing an animal on...

Assassin’s Creed, Nothing is True, Everything is Permitted: Highlights of the Assassin’s Creed Game

The Assassin’s Creed game is inspired by ‘Alamut’, a historical novel by Slovene writer Vladimir Bartol. The game, which takes place in...

A Word from the Editor: Remembering Lessons and Facts

Recently, we were contacted by a wise Arab academic who was appointed to a new official body in order to collect folklore in his country. He asked us...

Aita and the Collective Memory: The example of the Malali Aita

Aita, which means a call, cry or lament in Arabic, is the word used to describe a type of Bedouin music that originates in the Moroccan countryside. Aita...

Assassin’s Creed, Nothing is True, Everything is Permitted: Highlights of the Assassin’s Creed Game

The Assassin’s Creed game is inspired by ‘Alamut’, a historical novel by Slovene writer Vladimir Bartol. The game, which takes place in...

Cultural Discourse and Society: An Anthropological Linguistic Introduction

In this study, I attempt to identify some important foundations that link cultural discourse and society throughout the ages through the various...

Fertility: Beliefs and Rituals in Algerian Folklore

This article deals with one aspect of folklore – the family’s folk beliefs – through an organised and integrated social system that performs...

The Lute and Its Development

In this paper, I focus on the lute and its importance to Oriental music. I also talk about the different stages of the lute’s development and...

Qarin (the Spiritual Twin) in Tunisian Folktales and Proverbs

We chose to focus on the portrayal of the Qarin (spiritual twin) in Tunisian folktales and proverbs by reviewing the body of oral heritage to examine the...

Rites of Passage and Morocco’s Zayan Tribes

Rituals are inherited ways of performing religious and social ceremonies at events such as births, aqīqah (the Islamic tradition of sacrificing an animal on...

Cultural and Social Dimensions of Traditional Children’s Games

Play is one of the most important pillars of socialisation for children. It helps with the acquisition of social and cultural experience based on the rules of...

The Tent of ‘Sidi Nail’s’ Sons: A Space for Preserving Cultural Heritage and Practicing Customs and Traditions

This paper aims to study the cultural heritage of handicrafts that contribute to our identity and that reflect that which our ancestors retained and passed...

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