A Collection of Popular Tales from the Norse and North German

by Peter Christian Asbjørsen | 1907 | 107,268 words

Summary: The Norsemen came from the East, and brought a common stock of tradition with them. Settled in the Scandinavian peninsula, they developed themselves through Heathenism, Romanism, and Lutheranism, in a locality little exposed to foreign influence, so that even now the Dale-man in Norway or Sweden may be reckoned among the most primitive examples left of peasant life.

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