9781445520179 - Magic Songs of the Finns - John Abercromby
9781445520179 - Magic Songs of the Finns - John Abercromby
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Magic Songs of the Finns

A collection of magic songs, spells, and charms in one of the largest published volumes of traditional Finnish folk music.

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Author

John Abercromby

Imprint

Pierides Press

Categories

Cultural Studies

European History

Folklore & Mythology

History

Popular Beliefs & Controversial Knowledge

Regional & National History

Society & Culture

Society & Social Sciences

ISBN

9781445520179, 9781528772952

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Pages

112

Publication Date

11 June 2010

Dimensions 5.5 × 8.5 in

A collection of magic songs, spells, and charms in one of the largest published volumes of traditional Finnish folk music.

First collected and published by Elias Lӧnnrot in 1880 and later translated into English by John Abercromby and republished in 1896, Magic Songs of the Finns is a beautiful volume of forgotten wonder. Over 600 spells and charms from rural Finland are collected in this book to assist its reader in capturing the sound and passion of a very special culture. These songs were traditionally sung to ask for help from the spirits that the Finnish believed possessed all objects.

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