Type and Motif Index of Finnish Belief Legends and Memorates

Type and Motif Index of Finnish Belief Legends and Memorates

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Jauhiainen, Marjatta
The Type and Motif Index of Finnish Belief Legends and Memorates
Finnish Academy of Science and Letters
FF Communications 267
Pieksämäki 1998, 362 pp.

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Lauri Simonsuuri's Typen- und Motivverzeichnis der finnischen mythischen Sagen (FFC 182), published in 1961 and reprinted in 1987, became a classic among the national legend catalogues. Marjatta Jauhiainen's work not only updates and brings into English the catalogue, it is a thorough revision and enlargement of the classification system itself. In the introduction she surveys the history of collecting and the progress of belief-legend cataloguing on the international scene providing a concordance with Reidar Th. Christiansen's The Migratory Legends (FFC 175, 1958/1992). A clarification of key terms, a subject directory and a map displaying tradition areas in Finland help the reader to orientate in the exceptionally rich store of belief legends and memorates.

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ISBN 951-41-0835-3
ISSN 0014-5815