In recent years, in the age of globalization, as the antithesis of it, interest in the national and traditional cultures of peoples of various countries and continents has been revived.
Such a public request is intended to satisfy such studies, which include the peer-reviewed work " Berber Anthology. Cultural anthropology and samples of Tuareg folklore" (Moscow, IVRAN, 2012, 310 p.), prepared by S. V. Prozhogina, Doctor of Philology.
This work is another stone in the foundation of a building that recreates the rich and diverse culture of the Maghreb Berbers. This is the result of many years of research conducted by the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Published in 2001-2005. several volumes of the Berber Anthology (Folklore and Literature of the Kabyles of Algeria, Folklore and Literature of the tribes of the Moroccan Reef) This publication is supplemented with information about the cultural anthropology and folklore of the Tuareg people who roam the territories adjacent to Morocco and Algeria.
As you know, to understand modern African problems, it is necessary to carefully and with the greatest tact delve into the history of the studied people, especially their traditional culture and mentality, that is, to understand them as they really are, and not in the mythologized imagination of a European.
This is exactly the way the anthology compiler goes. In the reviewed book " the reader will get acquainted with the specifics of the social structure of different tribes, their customs, customs, their daily life, with the peculiarities of their culture, crafts, and samples of oral folk art, first presented in translations into Russian. There is a difficult but necessary route ahead <...> to that still completely "unknown" world, although it really exists within the limits of the possibilities to open the veil of its amazing existence " (p. 4).
This work is valuable for us because it is the first time that texts that were not previousl ... Читать далее