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Вестернизированные паломники-хаджи: парадоксы исторической культуры

Артикульт. 2015. Т. 20. № 4. С. 72-83.

The paper analyzes narratives by Western-educated hadji and proves the deep character of their Westernized view on the nature of political power, history and historical monuments, sources of cultural norms, social character of historical knowledge, apart of their personal religious beliefs. This under construction system of civilized representations influences on their structural view on Mecca, through introduction of such categories as archaic, old, modern and contemporary, artistic value and other marks of Western touristic experience, oddly transformed. Urban reconstructions in Saudi Arabia attempted to win over history, making alternative to Western historicist policy.