Folklore as a Historical Science

  title={Folklore as a Historical Science},
  author={G. L. Gomme},
  • G. L. Gomme
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  • AS its title leads us to suppose, this interesting volume is a plea for the recognition of folklore as a historical science. Seeing that the barrier between history and folklore is still unbroken, in spite of the efforts of Miss Harrison, Dr. Frazer, and others, the author has resolved to destroy it once for all, and has endeavoured to convince us that historical fact is often the essence of tradition, and that we must look to folklore for most if not all our light on the early stages of the… CONTINUE READING
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