The Science of Folk-Lore: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Science of Folk-Lore

1st Edition

By Alexander Haggerty Krappe


344 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9781138608375
pub: 2020-01-01
Available for pre-order. Item will ship after 1st January 2020
Hardback: 9781138608368
pub: 2018-07-31
eBook (VitalSource) : 9780429462931
pub: 2018-12-14
from $22.50

FREE Standard Shipping!


First published in 1930, this volume aimed to provide an overview of folk-lore which contrasted with the Anthropological school. Consciously working in the legacy of Savigny and the Brothers Grimm, the author explored the unrecorded traditions found within popular fiction, custom, belief, magic and ritual, attempting a reconstruction of humanity’s spiritual history through popular rather than elite voices. The work was intended to prove useful to scholars of related fields to folk-lore, with hopes of eventual interdisciplinarity.

Table of Contents

1. The Fairy Tale. 2. The Merry Tale. 3. The Animal Tale. 4. The Local Legend. 5. The Migratory Legend. 6. The Prose Saga. 7. The Proverb. 8. The Folk-Song. 9. The Popular Ballad. 10. Charms, Rhymes, Riddles. 11. Superstition. 12. Plant Lore. 13. Animal Lore. 14. Mineral Lore, Star Lore, Cosmogonic Legends. 15. Custom and Ritual. 16. Magic. 17. Folk-Dance and Folk-Drama. 18. Folk-Lore, Myth, and Religion.

About the Series

Routledge Revivals

Are there elusive titles that you need and have been trying to source for years but thought that you would never be able to find?

Well this may be the end of your quest – here is a fantastic opportunity for you to discover past brilliance and purchase previously out of print and unavailable titles by some of the world’s most eminent academic scholars.

Drawing from over 100 years of innovative, cutting-edge publishing, Routledge Revivals is an exciting programme whereby key titles from the distinguished and extensive backlist of the many acclaimed imprints associated with Routledge will be re-issued.

The programme draws upon the illustrious backlists of Kegan Paul, Trench & Trubner, Routledge & Kegan Paul, Methuen, Allen & Unwin and Routledge itself.

Routledge Revivals spans the whole of the Humanities and Social Sciences, and includes works by some of the world’s greatest thinkers including Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Simone Weil, Martin Buber, Karl Jaspers and Max Beloff.

If you are interested in Revivals in the Behavioral Sciences, please visit

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General