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German Language & Literature

This guide is an introduction to some of the major reference works and databases of scholarly research in the field of German language and literature.

Basic Volkskunde!

Need to know something about JohannistagMaibaum? going barefoot? Have a look at this handy reference book:


Both this work and the dictionary on Superstition (see below) are published by Walter de Gruyter in Berlin and therefore will look similar in format. There is some overlap in content, but the two works complement each other quite well and comprise a massive amount of folklore research.



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