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Unformatted text preview: LECTURE 9-05-08 History- The concept of folklore developed as part of the 19th century ideology of romantic nationalism, leading to the reshaping of oral traditions to serve modern ideological goals; only in the 20th century did ethnographers begin to attempt to record folklore without overt political goals. - The Brothers Grimm, Wilhelm and Jakob Grimm, collected orally transmitted German tales and published the first series as Kinder- und Hausmrchen ("Children's and Household Tales") in 1812.- The term was coined in 1846 by an Englishman, William Thombs, who wanted to use an Anglo-Saxon term for what was then called "popular antiquities." first advocated the deliberate recording and preservation of folklore to document the authentic spirit, tradition, and identity of the German people; the belief that there can be such authenticity is one of the tenets of the romantic nationalism which Herder developed....
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- Fall '08