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Mighty Mikko : A Book of Finnish Fairy Tales and Folk Tales (Illustrated)
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The little cycle of animal stories included under Mikko the Fox will of course instantly invite comparison with the Beast Epic of Reynard the Fox. The two have many episodes in common and both have... More > episodes to be found in Æsop and in those books of animal analogues, widely read in mediæval times, Physiologus and the Disciplina Clericalis of Petrus Alfonsus. The Reynard as we have it is a finished satire on church and state and in its present form has been current in Europe since the twelfth century. It was thought at one time that the animal stories found in Finland were debased versions of the Reynard stories, but scholars are now of opinion that they antedate Reynard and are similar to the earlier simpler stories upon which the Reynard cycle was originally built.< Less
Kalevala (1835) 2. Osa taikka Wanhoja Karjalan Runoja Suomen kansan muinosista ajoista [Finnish]
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Elias Lönnrot (Finnish: [ˈɛlias... More > ˈlœnruːt] ( listen); 9 April 1802 – 19 March 1884) was a Finnish physician, philologist and collector of traditional Finnish oral poetry. He is best known for compiling Kalevala, the national epic of Finland, from national folk tales that he gathered during several expeditions in Finland, Russian Karelia, the Kola Peninsula and Baltic countries.Lönnrot was born in Sammatti, in the province of Uusimaa, Finland, which was then part of Sweden. He studied medicine at the Academy of Turku. The Great Fire of Turku coincided with his first academic year. As the university was destroyed in the fire, it was moved to Helsinki, the newly established administrative center of the Grand Duchy and the present capital city of Finland. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elias_L%C3%B6nnrot< Less
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