Scandinavian Folk Belief and Legend

Scandinavian Folk Belief and Legend

by Reimund Kvideland
     
 

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Here is a rich compendium of hundreds of legends, stories, beliefs, and magic collected from oral sources in preindustrial Scandinavia. In this rural society, the people lived close to nature and believed themselves an integral part of it. This volume focuses on beliefs that illustrate the central aspects of a traditional worldview, rather than on prose narratives… See more details below

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Here is a rich compendium of hundreds of legends, stories, beliefs, and magic collected from oral sources in preindustrial Scandinavia. In this rural society, the people lived close to nature and believed themselves an integral part of it. This volume focuses on beliefs that illustrate the central aspects of a traditional worldview, rather than on prose narratives considered for their literary value.

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A collection of legends, stories, beliefs, and magic gathered from oral sources between the mid 19th and early 20th centuries, a time when Scandinavia was still largely preindustrial. Selections emphasize the relationship country folk had with nature and their pre- Christian roots. The editors include an extensive introduction outlining the political history of the region. Paper edition (1967-0), $16.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816619672
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
02/28/1991
Series:
Nordic Series, #15
Edition description:
1
Pages:
456
Sales rank:
807,739
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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