The Land of Incense. Yemen: Images of Traditional Culture: [exhibition catalogue]

Редактор / Ответственный редактор: Резван Е.А.
The Land of Incense. Yemen: Images of Traditional Culture: [exhibition catalogue]

Издательство: MAE RAS

Год издания: 2007

ISBN: 978-5-91373-011-4

The catalogue presents the exhibition project “The Land of Incense (Yemen: Images of Traditional Culture)”. The exhibition was devoted to the 25th anniversary of the Soviet-Yemen complex expedition (SOYCE).The exhibition was an attempt to see the world of the inhabitants of Yemen, a world of ordinary men and women living in the cities and towns of this country, who in spite of everything are able to preserve their unique culture. Before us are the images and symbols of the traditional cultureof the inhabitants of this country. In quarter of a century of field research, Petersburg scholars have gathered wide and diverse ethnographic material. In April, 2007 the film group of the “Ijma‘=Concord” travelled over 2,500 km around the country, visited the main places linked with the work of SOYCE and brought back over 15 hours of video footage and over 3,000 photographs. The selection of these images could have been different, but in our story we followed our own impressions and collections, which were mainly gathered as part of the expeditions in the work by SOYCE.

The exhibition video could be seen at:

Авторы статей: Резван Е.А
Mikhail Piotrovsky, Alexander Sedov, Yury Chistov. Introduction
Efim Rezvan. Arabia Felix – 2007
Mikhail Rodionov, Yury Chistov. SOYCE: Studies on Hadramawt Anthropology and Ethnography
Pavel Pogorelsky, Mikhail Rodionov. Yemen in the Ethnographic Collections of MAE RAS
Basic SOYCE Bibliography
    The Frankincense
    The Man
    The Call of Ancestors
    Ritual Hunt
    The Bazaar
    “My Home Is My Castle”
    The Woman
    Hospitality and Coffee
    Women’s Work
    A Taste of Sun
    Where Two Worlds Meet