The artificial bride on both sides of the Gulf of Finland: The Golden Maiden in Finno-Karelian and Estonian folk poetry

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This article explores the stratified history of the narrative poem known as The Golden Maiden (Est. Kuldnaine, Fi. Kultaneito) in the Estonian, Ingrian, Karelian, and Savonian-Finnish traditions. During the first half of the twentieth century, variants of this poem were studied with an emphasis on reconstructing its history. Research paradigms in folklore studies then shifted, with the result that the poem’s background has not been examined in the light of the most recent methods and theories of tradition transmission. Instead of trying to find or reconstruct the most original version, scholarly interest now focuses more on viewing traditions as part...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContacts and Networks in the Baltic Sea Region : Austmarr as a Northern Mare Nostrum, ca. 500-1500 CE
EditorsMaths Bertell, Frog , Kendra Willson
Number of pages24
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherAmsterdam University Press
Publication date2019
ISBN (Print)978-9-46-298263-5
ISBN (Electronic)978-9-04-853267-4
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoE publication typeB2 Book chapter

Fields of Science

  • 615 History and Archaeology

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