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Antropologicheskij forum, 2016, no. 29
SPEAK, CULTURAL MEMORY: A Review of MIKHAIL RODIONOV, KULTURNAYA PAMYAT I MERNAYA RECH NA YUGE ARAVII: KHADRAMAUT [CULTURAL MEMORY AND METERED SPEECH IN SOUTHERN ARABIA: ḤAḌRAMAWT]. St Petersburg: Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography Press, 2014, 154 pp.
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Abstract: This review discusses a new monograph by Mikhail Rodionov, a Saint Petersburg orientalist who has been studying the anthropology of the Arab world for half a century. He has dedicated the last thirty years to Yemen and poetry in its local dialects. The review explains the significance of the book for Arabic studies and for the methodology of the study of cultural memory. It defines the place of the monograph among the other works by the author and other contemporary studies on tribal Arabic poetry.
Keywords: Tribal poetry, Yemen, Arab culture.
To cite: Vasilenko M., Speak, Cultural Memory: A Review of Mikhail Rodionov, 'Kulturnaya pamyat i mernaya rech na yuge Aravii: Khadramaut [Cultural Memory and Metered Speech in Southern Arabia: Ḥaḍramawt]. St Petersburg: Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography Press, 2014, 154 pp.', Antropologicheskij forum, 2016, no. 29, pp. 269–283.
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