Georgios A. Megas (1893–1976) and his contribution to the academic organization and development of Greek folklore : a review of evaluations of his work

Source document: Neograeca Bohemica. 2015, vol. 15, iss. [1], pp. [33]-45
Extent
[33]-45
  • ISSN
    1803-6414
Type
Article
Language
English
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Abstract(s)
This paper presents the contribution of George A. Megas (1893–1976), an academician and professor at the University of Athens, to the academic organization and development of Greek Folklore, through a review of evaluations of his work. It focuses on the ideological and methodological components of his work and the position it could hold in the academic study of Greek folk culture, and reveals that it established the guidelines adopted by folklore studies in Greece today. This paper also critically examines relevant aspects of the existing literature and perspectives on the academic character of Megas's work and his contribution to the study of historical folklore, folk literature, and traditional architecture in Greece.
Note
  • In this paper, the conclusions of my book titled Georgios A. Megas (1893–1976) and the Scientific Organization of Modern Greek Folklore (Thessaloniki 2016, in press) are presented. For detailed evaluation of Megas' publications see the forthcoming work.
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