FFC 188

Séan Ó Súilleabháin and Reidar Th. Christiansen 2002: The Types of the Irish Folktale. Helsinki: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia (Academia Scientiarum Fennica). 349 pp. Third printing. (First published, 1963)

ISBN 951-41-0938-4

25 euros (paperback)

The Types of the Irish Folktale compiled by Séan Ó Súilleabháin and Reidar Th. Christiansen, originally published in 1963, gives the non-Irish reader a useful picture of Irish folktales. The type catalogue is based on a vast volume of material representing both printed sources and archival manuscripts. It follows the classification model used by Antti Aarne and Stith Thompson in such works as The Types of the Folktale (FFC 184, 1961) while also noting the unique features of the Irish tradition.

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