Types of the Swedish Folk Legend

Types of the Swedish Folk Legend

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Klintberg, Bengt af
The Types of the Swedish Folk Legend
Finnish Academy of Science and Letters
FF Communications 300
Sastamala 2010, 501 pp.


The documentation of folk legends in Sweden was begun in the sixteenth century, and reached its peak in the first half of the twentieth century. The over 1800 legend types listed in the present catalogue give a vivid picture of the Swedish peasant society with its trolls, ghosts and witches and illustrates its concept of history. The index is based on unprinted records in the four largest folklore archives of Sweden and about 150 printed sources, covering all provinces in Sweden and the Swedish-speaking parts of Finland. Each section of the catalogue contains an introduction, in which the general background of the legends is described.

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ISBN 978-951-41-1053-5
ISSN 0014-5815