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Adyghe Int. Sci. J. Vol. 22, No 2. P. 89-100

Adyghe Int. Sci. J. Vol. 22, No 2. P. 89-100. ISSN 1726-9946

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UDC 101.1 Original article

Etiquette, ethics or local civilization? to the essence and name of the traditional socio-cultural life of the Circassians/Caucasians 

Tkhagapsoev Khazhismel Gisovich
Doctor of Philosophy, Professor of the Kabardino-Balkarian State University named after H. M. Berbekov (173, Chernyshevsky st., Nalchik, 360004, Kabardino-Balkarian Republic, Russia), SPIN-код 9020-2220,

Abstract. The article is devoted to one of the key problems of a number of social sciences and humanities: ethnology, ethno-culturology and regional historiography – the methodology for identifying and identifying local (sub-local) civilizations in cultural and historical areas. It is argued that there is a local civilization in the North Caucasian area that has developed in the processes of the genesis of ethnic groups and cultures of this area, their close long-term interaction and mutual influence. The basic foundation of this civilization is a special type of socio-cultural communication, which is distinguished by activity, openness, a high level of algorithmization of the participants’ actions and saturation with non-verbal and syncretic forms of culture. The legitimacy of calling this type of local civilization lectonic is substantiated – «Caucasian lectonic civilization».

Keywords: culture, ethnos, cultural genesis, civilization, local civilization, social and cultural communication, social and cultural information, cultural and information technologies

Acknowledgments: the author are thankful to the anonymous reviewer for his valuable remakes.

For citation. Kh. G. Tkhagapsoev Etiquette, ethics or local civilization? – to the essence and name of the
traditional socio-cultural life of the Circassians/Caucasians. Adyghe Int. Sci. J. 2022. Vol. 22, No. 2. P. 89–100. DOI:

The author has read and approved the final version of the manuscript.
Submitted 28.03.2022; approved after reviewing 26.05.2022; accepted for publication 29.06.2022.

© Tkhagapsoev Kh. G., 2022


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