Document Type

Review

Date of this Version

1989

Publication Source

The Journal of American Folklore

Volume

102

Issue

405

Start Page

353

Last Page

354

DOI

10.2307/540659

Abstract

Among the folklore genres none has lured bibliographers more than the proverb. Mieder's own bibliography lists thirty previous proverb bibliographies in different European languages, starting with Conrad Christian Nopitsch's work of 1822. As the latest in a long scholarly tradition the present bibliography has become the fundamental research tool in the field of paremiology. It contains 2142 annotated entries, listing articles and books that appeared in English, German, and French, as well as Dutch, Finnish, Italian, Spanish, and Scandinavian languages. Mieder has even attempted to include East-European publications, though their coverage is limited. This linguistic breadth is complemented by historical depth. The bibliography includes entries dated back to the first part of the 19th century, though the emphasis is definitely modern. Proverb scholarship of the last fifty years is dominant in the bibliography.

Copyright/Permission Statement

Published as Review by Ben-Amos, D. Reviewed work: International Proverb Scholarship: An Annotated Bibliography. The Journal of American Folklore 102(405), 353-354. © 1989 by the American Folklore Society.

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Date Posted: 22 September 2017

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