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database: Enzyklopädie des Märchens Online
database: Enzyklopädie des Märchens Online

Enzyklopädie des Märchens Online

Handwörterbuch zur historischen und vergleichenden Erzählforschung

Encyclopedia of the Folk Tale: A Guide to Historical and Comparative Research on Folk Narrative
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About this database

Comprising some 4,000 articles, the Encyclopedia of the Folk Tale presents the results of almost two centuries of research in the field of folk narrative tradition. Offering a comprehensive survey of all written and oral genres, the encyclopedia discusses types, motifs and themes; explores theories, methods and stylistic issues; and presents various regions, countries, authors, collectors and researchers.

Your Benefits

  • 4,000 searchable keywords in the field of folk narrative: comprehensive articles on all narrative types and themes
  • Various search criteria: lemma (multiple languages), keyword, person, article author, as well as extended indexes
  • DOI ensures reliable source citation for each article
  • Covers all genres of oral narrative tradition with detailed reports on numerous countries and regions
  • Presents biographies on researchers, collectors, and authors of important source works
  • Non-restrictive DRM – allows for an unlimited number of simultaneous users campus / institution-wide



Founded by

Prof. Dr. Kurt Ranke, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Edited by

Prof. Dr. Rolf Wilhelm Brednich, Universität Göttingen

Prof. Dr. Heidrun Alzheimer, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg

Prof. Dr. Hermann Bausinger, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Brückner, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

Prof. Dr. Daniel Drascek, Universität Regensburg

Prof. Dr. Helge Gerndt, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Dr. Ines Köhler-Zülch, Göttingen

Prof. Dr. Dr. Klaus Roth, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Prof. Dr. Hans-Jörg Uther, Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen

In collaboration with

Doris Boden, Ulrich Marzolph, Ulrike-Christine Sander, Christine Shojaei Kawan

Lemmas A-Z

Persons A-Z

Places A-Z

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