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By Timothy R. Tangherlini

Danish Folktales, Legends, and different tales is a suite of translated and annotated Nordic folklore that offers complete repertoires of 5 storytellers besides broad archival fabric. the published publication offers the most compelling tales of those 5 vital storytellers besides historic and biographical introductions. Of a size appropriate for path use, it presents a great and stress-free come upon with Danish folklore. The Danish Folklore Nexus at the accompanying DVD comprises the storytellers' complete repertoires plus 500 extra tales in either Danish and English besides essays at the altering political, social, and monetary landscapes of nineteenth-century Denmark, the background of folklore scholarship, serious techniques to folklore, and complete biographies of the storytellers. It additionally presents hyperlinks among comparable tales and interactive maps that let readers to determine the place the tales are set and the place they have been gathered, and a mechanism to go looking for issues and themes 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 folks tradition. Over the process 5 many years he accumulated hundreds of thousands of news and stored unique biographical notes concerning the storytellers he met.

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The main thing is that people get to work and write these things down; but I want to add one more suggestion, that these recordings be entrusted to me, and I will make sure that they are eventually printed and that these come into the hands of those who send their recordings to me” (Grundtvig 1854–1861, vol. 1, 2–4). 13 Grundtvig’s work with Gamle danske Minder i Folkemunde gathered steam over the next seven years, with the second volume appearing in 13 In Danske Folkesagn 1839–1883 (Grundtvig and Ellekilde 1944–1948, 47–48, 57–61), Ellekilde provided a thorough accounting of all the collectors who sent material to Grundtvig.

The class of smallholders was slowly but surely becoming a political force to be reckoned with. Indeed, its movement, the Husmandsbevægelsen (Smallholders’ Movement), with literary political figures such as Tang Kristensen’s one-time protégé, Jeppe Aakjær, in the lead, became a major political force in Denmark at the start of the twentieth century (Tangherlini 1999). Danish agriculture had shifted away from inefficient and outdated modes of production and toward nimble, distributed models of organization best exemplified by the cooperative movement.

Grundtvig’s ideas about education for young men and women in rural Denmark. At Askov, Feilberg was able not only to focus intensely on his dialect dictionary but also, because of the constant influx of students from the countryside, to collect a great deal of information about local customs and folk beliefs. In 1904 he published a comprehensive work on Danish Christmas traditions, Jul (Feilberg 1962 [1904]). Feilberg was deeply influenced by both E. B. Tylor’s and Andrew Lang’s ideas, as well as more broad-ranging ideas about the connection between early cultures and nature.

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