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The Old Kalevala and Certain Antecedents

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Hardcover, 312 pages
Published January 1st 1969 by Harvard University Press
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This collection of early versions of the Finnish Kalevala is essential reading for anyone who wishes to explore how Lonnrot worked with the materials that he collected on his field trips and expanded into the New Kalevala by adding linking and expansion sections. The versions collected here are also useful for those who are interested in exploring the oral formulaic theories of epic composition.

The works collected in this volume include the Proto Kalevala, Old Kalevala, Elias Lonnrot's dissertat
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Elias Lönnrot was a Finnish philologist and collector of traditional Finnish oral poetry. He is best known for composing the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic compiled from national folklore.

Lönnrot was born in Sammatti, in the province of Uusimaa in Finland. He studied medicine at the Academy of Turku. To his misfortune the year he joined was the year of the Great Fire of Turku, burning down ha
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