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Folklore and folklife : an introduction
No trivia or quizzes yet. Many of these ancient myths and the religious tales have been recorded in ancient works such as the Kathasaritsagara, threatened by the rapid growth of industrial society and still ignored and neglected. Afterword, etc.
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This term was suggested by William Thoms, a British antiquarian in Thoms has realized that scholarly work on materials of folkloristic nature was being carried on under various labels such as "Popular Antiquities" or "Popular Literature" and therefore needed a single label to designate this area of inquiry. He therefore suggested "a good Saxon compound Folk-Lore - the Lore of the people" to replace all other somewhat cumbersome terms, in a letter to the Athenaeum. Thoms' coining of the term folklore, as he himself accepted in the same letter, does not mean, as some people believe, that work on materials of folkloric nature began with the coining of this term. The truth is that materials of folklore had been studied with scholarly interest long before Thoms coined the term. Besides the works of the Grimm Brothers, particularly of J.