Redefining of cognitive identity from the concept of homeland in the "Al-TAEHOON" novel by Amin Maalouf

Document Type : علمی - پژوهشی


1 Assistant Professor, Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University

2 professor, Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University

3 Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University



Defining the concept of homeland has always been one of the most challenging issues in the opinions of sociologists, political scientists and other fields of cognitive sciences. In the meantime, identity meanings to the homeland are among the fundamental approaches that have raised deep issues and currents in the field of sociology of literature. Amin Maalouf, a Lebanese writer living in France, is one of the authors who views this important phenomenon through the lens of identity and explains important aspects of it in the novel Al- TAEHOON. He, who had previously presented important theories in order to connect the two categories of homeland and identity, considers the only true meaning under the concept of homeland in the human approach to it. Therefore, this article intends to study the concept of homeland from the perspective of this concerned author in a descriptive-analytical way and explores it based on the identity perspective. The result of the research shows that Maalouf has considered the interpretations derived from human identity as the highest and most comprehensive perspective in reading the concept of homeland that by adopting the approaches of the Cosmopolitanism, the model of civil nationalism and religious pluralism It presents solidarity in an effective way between the people and the homeland.


  • Receive Date: 25 July 2021
  • Revise Date: 03 January 2022
  • Accept Date: 28 December 2021
  • First Publish Date: 28 December 2021