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Motif-Index of Folk Literature

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Vendor:
InteLex
Producer:
InteLex
Frequency of Updates:
None


Based on Stith Thompson's 6-volume Motif index by Stith Thompson, this database classifies and indexes themes and motifs, characters and events in folk literature: folk-tales, ballads, myths, fables, medieval romances, exempla, fabliaux, jest-books, and local legends. The classification system refers to works in which the various motifs occur.

The database corresponts to the print:
Thompson, Stith. Motif-index of folk-literature: a classification of narrative elements in folktales, ballads, myths, fables, mediaeval romances, exempla, fabliaux, jest-books, and local legends. Revised and enlarged edition. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1955-1958.

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Marsh, Moira
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IUB Library Subjects:
  • Folklore

Library of Congress Subjects:

Folklore -- Classification.
Folk literature -- Classification.
Folk literature -- Themes, motives.
Folk literature -- Bibliography.