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Matija Valjavec kot slovstveni folklorist
Matija Valjavec as a Folklorist

Author(s): Marija Stanonik
Subject(s): Customs / Folklore, Ethnohistory, Croatian Literature, Slovenian Literature, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, 19th Century
Published by: Hrvatsko etnološko društvo
Keywords: Matija Valjevac; folklorist; Slovenia; kaikavian Croatia; ethnology;

Summary/Abstract: Matija Valjavec can be considered one of the most important collectors of literary folklore in Slovenia and kaikavian Croatia. The rules of fieldwork which he followed could withstand, to a large extent, even contemporary professional critique. The purpose of this article is to present systematically Matija Valjavec's contribution to Slovenian and Croatian literary folkloristics. We should become aware of a task we still have in relation to Valjavec: to gather the folklore material which he published in various journals and other publications, and to republish it in a single volume in order to make his work more easily accessible to professionals, as well as to wider readership.

  • Issue Year: 13/1984
  • Issue No: 6-7
  • Page Range: 107-115
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Slovenian