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The folklore surrounding the figure of King Matthias offers an illuminating example of the international nature of both the culture of the Renaissance and folklore itself. The following paper offers an overview of the history of much of the research and scholarship concerning the figure of the king in European folklore (particularly the folklore traditions of Central Europe), followed by a discussion of the historical layers of inter-ethnic (international) Matthias folklore.

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Harold Brunvand's textbook on an introduction to folklore to develop this understanding. While the textbook is primarily on American folklore, it introduces the concept of folktale and its many characteristics in a way that could be understood and applied

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The article analyses the specific function that wine drinking has in Bulgarian epic songs as a step in the procedure of rediscovering a kinship relationship with a lost brother or sister. On the basis of various epic situations of competition in wine drinking and wine betting, the text outlines the meaning of wine as a signifier of (re)establishing a kinship relationship, which is among the representative ones for the system of kinship relationships in Bulgarian folklore epics.

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, Pertti 2005 Tradition through Modernity: Postmodernism and the Nation-State in Folklore Scholarship . Helsinki : Finnish Literature Society . (Studia Fennica Folkloristica 15). Anttonen , Pertti 2013 Lost in Intersemiotic Translation? The

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have an explicit and definitive concept of text. Instead, in practice, we find that the processes of recording and publishing folklore texts are characterized by peculiarly stratified, historically changing, and essentially intuitive text concepts and

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): Folklore Mongol. Livre Deuxième . (Asiatische Forschungen 11.) Wiebaden, Otto Harrassowitz Rintchen B. Folklore Mongol. Livre Deuxième

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developed procedures and principles. Hungarian legal folklore is a collection of rules, customs, and symbols. Just as judicial and administrative customary law can be explicatory, supplementary, or counter to law, so can legal folk customs. György Bónis

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Obsolescence, collection, preservation, rescue – all these terms have served as leitmotifs of ethnographic and folklore research. They crop up again and again as key points of reference and motivating forces and remain present in the history

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fertile ground for shaping the political and ideological narratives based on nation. The public use of some concepts, such as nation, national culture, traditions and folklore as well as their instrumentalization within a radio discourse in the first

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While a number of anti-proverb collections as well as linguistic studies of such proverb parodies have appeared in several languages during the past twenty-five years, they have for the most part ignored the folkloristic importance of anti-proverbs as the source of new folk proverbs. There is no doubt that most anti-proverbs are one-day-wonders in that they will never enter general folk speech by gaining a certain currency and traditionality. However, there are at least some anti-proverbs that do express new wisdom and which have by now been accepted as innovatively expressed wisdom based on traditional proverbial structures. All of this is taking place in the vast area of the mass media (newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and the Internet), enabling such newly discovered wisdom to reach thousands of people who in turn use these texts to such a degree that they can be considered to be new proverbs. It behooves paremiologists to study these new proverbs, and paremiographers should definitely include these proverbs in their revised or new proverb collections. Proverb scholarship throughout the world will not advance if scholars do not pay proper attention to the proverbial lore of modernity, with anti-proverbs at least in part being important sources for such new proverbs.

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