North Africa in Russian Travelers Perception: Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt in Russian Travelogues

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The article is devoted to the analysis of Russian travelers’ ideas about North African countries (Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt) in the period from the end of the XIX century to the beginning of the XX century. The paper considers the perception of this geographical area by Russian travelers in literary travelogues. North Africa in the designated period of time was considered not only as the cradle of ancient and great civilization, but also as a Europeanized, modernized territory of the Arab area. The travelogues analyzed in the article make it possible to distinguish in them two different cultural pictures of the world - North Africa and the picture of the world of Western Europe reflected in it.


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Samiha Mulahi

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

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Email: samihamoulahi@gmail.com
10, bldg. 2, Str. Miklukho-Maklaya, Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation

PhD student, Department of Russian and Foreign Literature, Faculty of Philology

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