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Exploring Narratives on Omani Peace Culture

Abstract : The Sultanate of Oman has often been portrayed as a haven of peace in a most turbulent region. The projection of a peace-loving country is at the core of many narratives that this article intends to study, looking at how they are constructed. The purpose of this article is certainly not normative. We do not aim to test the reality or operationalization of such discourses or projections on the allegedly pacific nature of Oman as a state and society. Rather, our purpose is to understand how this dimension has come to be considered a natural feature of contemporary Oman and what arguments, images and figures they mobilize. Our first ambition will thus be to identify the structuration of the narrative focusing on Omani peace and its various dimensions, be they historical, religious, political or diplomatic. We will finally delve into discourses regarding the sustainability of the feature of Oman as a peace-loving country and the challenges it faces.
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Laurent Bonnefoy, Ahmed Al-Rabaani. Exploring Narratives on Omani Peace Culture. Arabian Humanities, Centre Français d’Archéologie et de Sciences sociales de Sanaa (CEFAS), 2022, 2022 (16), ⟨10.4000/cy.8335⟩. ⟨hal-03777233⟩



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