History and folklore: a historiographical survey

  title={History and folklore: a historiographical survey},
  author={P. Burke},
  pages={133 - 139}
  • P. Burke
  • Published 2004
  • History
  • Folklore
  • This article is designed as an introduction to the other articles in this special edition of Folklore. It argues that the relationship between historians and folklorists has undergone three phases: the “age of harmony” prior to the First World War, when both disciplines were in their infancy; the “age of suspicion” from the 1920s to the 1970s, when historians tended to define their field narrowly as the development of the nation‐state, and to stress their “scientific” methodology based on… CONTINUE READING
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