Folklore Methodology (Original Title: Die folkloristische Arbeitsmethode)

Folklore Methodology (Original Title: Die folkloristische Arbeitsmethode)

By: "Kroh, Kaarle (Roger L. Welsch, trans.)"

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Kaarle Krohn's Folklore Methodology was the first systematic attempt to state a method of studying folkloristic materials. For centuries scholars had collected folkloristic texts and had commented on them, but they had not tried to formulate a method of investigating folklore.

Folklore Methodology became the handbook for the great Finnish School of folklore research. It provided for its students a guide to the geographical research of traditional materials, a radical departure from the literary scholarship that had dominated folklore studies.

Krohn's book explores the causes and modes of folklore diffusion, development, and destruction; it outlines the influences that cause change in folklore; it provides valuable insights into the nature of folklore; and, finally, it develops geographic methods for analyzing, classifying, and reconstructing individual items from the folk repertoire.

While many developments have taken place since Krohn first published his guide, important new concepts of folklore research sprang from his efforts. For this reason, Folklore Methodology is mandatory reading for every serious student of folklore.

Title: Folklore Methodology (Original Title: Die folkloristische Arbeitsmethode)

Author Name: "Kroh, Kaarle (Roger L. Welsch, trans.)"

Categories: mythology,

Publisher: "Aurtin, TX", American Folklore Society / University of Texas Press: 1971

ISBN Number: 0292724322

ISBN Number 13: 9780292724327

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: GOOD+

lb: 2.10 lb

Seller ID: 5-0T025

Description: "Interior as new except for a few pages with light pencil notations in margins. Exterior is clean but rubbed and creased. Tight. Slight tilted spine. ""first systematic attempt to state a method of studying folkloristic materials. ..explores causes and modes of folklore diffusion, development, and destruction; outlines the influences that cause change in folklore; provides valuable insights into the nature of folklore; develops geographic methods for analyzing, classifying, and reconstructing individual items from the folk repertoire."""

Keywords: MYTHOLOGY & FOLKLORE "FICTION / Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology",