Krohn, Kaarle Leopold

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Krohn, Kaarle Leopold


Born May 10, 1863, in Helsinki; died July 9, 1933, in Sammatti. Finnish folklorist. Son of J. Krohn.

Krohn became a professor at the University of Helsinki in 1898. Beginning with his early research, Krohn developed the comparative historical-geographic method. In his work on the Kalevala epic (parts 1–6, 1924–28, etc.), Krohn asserted the western Finnish, aristocratic origin of the runes. Krohn, together with a number of Scandinavian scholars, organized the International Federation of Folklore Fellows, and he edited its organ, Folklore Fellows Communications (FFC).


Die folkloristische Arbeitsmethode. Oslo, 1926.


Trudy iubileinoi nauchnoi sessii, posviashchennoi 100-letiiu polnogo izdaniia “Kalevaly.” Petrozavodsk, 1950.
Evseev, V. la. Istoricheskie osnovy karelo-finskogo eposa, book 1, Introduction. Moscow-Leningrad, 1957.
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