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By Timothy R. Tangherlini

Danish Folktales, Legends, and different tales is a set of translated and annotated Nordic folklore that offers complete repertoires of 5 storytellers in addition to large archival fabric. the published ebook offers the most compelling tales of those 5 very important storytellers in addition to old and biographical introductions. Of a size compatible for direction use, it presents a great and stress-free stumble upon with Danish folklore. The Danish Folklore Nexus at the accompanying DVD contains the storytellers' complete repertoires plus 500 extra tales in either Danish and English besides essays at the altering political, social, and financial landscapes of nineteenth-century Denmark, the background of folklore scholarship, severe ways to folklore, and entire biographies of the storytellers. It additionally offers hyperlinks among comparable tales and interactive maps that let readers to work out the place the tales are set and the place they have been accrued, and a mechanism to go looking for topics and issues throughout all of the stories.

The foundation of the paintings is the gathering of Evald Tang Kristensen (1843-1929). As a tender schoolteacher Kristensen set out throughout Denmark to gather the folktales, ballads, legends, and tales that he observed because the vestiges of a disappearing people tradition. Over the process 5 many years he accumulated hundreds of thousands of reports and stored particular biographical notes concerning the storytellers he met.

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