Arnold Van Gennep

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Gennep, Arnold Van

 

Born Apr. 23, 1873, in Ludwigsburg; died May 7, 1957, in Epernay. French ethnographer, folklorist, and investigator of primitive religion.

Gennep was the president of the Society of French Ethnographers from 1952 to 1957. He founded a number of ethnographic publications. He was the author of numerous works on general ethnography and on the ethnography of France. Gennep was the first French ethnographer to use ethnographic cartography.

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Religions, moeurs et légendes: Essais d’ethnographie et de linguistique, vols. 1-5. Paris, 1908-14.
Le Folklore. Paris, 1924.
Manuel de folklore français contemporaine, parts 1, 3, 4. Paris,1937-58.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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