The Science of Folk-Lore

1st Edition

Alexander Haggerty Krappe

Routledge
Published July 31, 2018
Reference - 344 Pages
ISBN 9781138608368 - CAT# K388831
Series: Routledge Revivals

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Summary

First published in 1930, this volume aimed to provide an overview of folk-lore which contrasted with the Anthropological school. Consciously working in the legacy of Savigny and the Brothers Grimm, the author explored the unrecorded traditions found within popular fiction, custom, belief, magic and ritual, attempting a reconstruction of humanity’s spiritual history through popular rather than elite voices. The work was intended to prove useful to scholars of related fields to folk-lore, with hopes of eventual interdisciplinarity.

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