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Unformatted text preview: Yi Deng 997539944 HUM199Y1 Y 10/24/09 An Anthropological Assessment of Lucania Article : Summary(revised) This article focuses on the culture of the peasant at Lucania, specifically the material and architectural aspects. In his thesis, Friguglietti states of Levi His text offers present day scholars one of the only written accounts of a world being forgotten at the end of the twentieth century. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how Levi's narrative serves as an indispensable document for reconstructing an authentic history of the culture of the peasants at Lucania. (pg.222) The article addresses the dilemma facing the disappearing culture of the peasants of Lucania, due to the fact that they are all illiterate, and therefore no historical documents are written by them. Because of this, the only way to interpret how they lived was through artifacts and the way their houses were built. Friguglietti states that the house is an expression of the peasants' culture, it is the most were built....
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