Catalogue of Greek Magic Folktales

Catalogue of Greek Magic Folktales

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Megas, G. A. & Angelopoulos, Anna & Brouskou, Aigli & al
Catalogue of Greek Magic Folktales. Translator Deborah Brown Kazazis
Finnish Academy of Science and Letters
Folklore Fellows' Communications 303
Saarijärvi 2012, 350 pp.


The collected texts cover a period of more than a century of recordings (from the second half of the nineteenth century up to the mid-1970s) and geographically cover not only the entire Greek territory and Cyprus but also other areas where Greek populations live(d) and Greek cultures thrive(d) (Asia Minor, Pontus, Cappadocia, Southern Italy). Georgios A. Megas drafted the first catalogue, gathering and indexing all published and unpublished Greek folktale versions, so that the number of texts finally exceeded 23 000. A group of specialists continued for nearly 30 years carrying this project, consulting, classifying, and commenting G. Megas' handwritten card indexes, and finally editing this rich material, scattered in public and private archives.

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ISBN 978-951-41-1089-4
ISSN 0014-5815