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Hungarian Classical Ballads : And their Folklore - Ninon A.M. Leader

Hungarian Classical Ballads

And their Folklore

Paperback Published: 14th April 2011
ISBN: 9780521157865
Number Of Pages: 380

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Although Hungarian ballads were first collected about a hundred years before this book was first published in 1967, they have remained largely unknown to Western scholars. This was the first comprehensive study of the Hungarian material in any major European language. Dr Leader provides an analytic description and full English text of the main Hungarian classical ballads with their published versions. She examines their characteristics, analyses their themes, motifs and underlying folk beliefs, and relates them to ballads of other countries, particularly England and Scotland. This pioneer work suggested fresh interpretations and solutions to the problems of Hungarian ballad scholarship and enlarged the study of international ballads by making the Magyar material available in translation. It had repercussions on a wide range of folklore studies and on the comparative study of European literatures, to which the oral narrative traditions serve as important groundwork.

Map of Hungary
A general introduction to Hungarian Balladry
The bards
The Discussion of the Main Hungarian Classical Ballads
Magic ballads:
'Clement Mason'
'The Miraculous Dead'
Christian legendary ballads
'The Fair Maid Julia'
'The Three Orphans'
Ballads of love and intrigue
'The Two Royal Children'
'Anna Molnír'
'Kate Kídír'
'The Daughter of the Cruel King'
'The Maid who was Sold'
'The Dishonoured Maiden'
'Anna Betlen'
'Balthasar Bítori'
The Discussion of the Main Hungarian Classical Ballads
Ballads of love and intrigue (cont.)
'The Asp'
'The Maid and her Goose'
'Szilígyi and Hagymísi'
'The Maid who was Cursed'
'Thomas Magyar³si'
'The Girl who was Ravished by the Turks' (I)
'The Girl who was Ravished by the Turks' (II)
'The Great Mountain Robber'
'Little Sophie Kílnoki'
'Fair Anna B¡ro'
'Ladislav Fletcher'
'The Prince and the Princess'
'The Girl who was Danced to Death'
Ballads of family conflict
'Ilona Budai' or 'The Cruel Mother'
'Beautiful Kate Bín'
'Lady Albert Nagy-Bihal' or 'The Mother of the Rich Woman'
'The Brother and Sister who had been Imprisoned by the Turks'
'Merika' or 'The Daughter-in-law who was Burned to Death'
'Poisoned John'
Considerations by way of conclusion
Selected bibliography
Motif index
Motif index
Index of ballad titles
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521157865
ISBN-10: 0521157862
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 380
Published: 14th April 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.56