Carl-Herman Tillhagen

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Carl-Herman Tillhagen (December 17, 1906 - 2002) was a Swedish folklorist[1] and ethnologist who did extensive research on Scandinavian folklore.

Life[edit]

He was born on December 17, 1906 in Lidingö, Sweden. From 1932 to 1936 Tillhagen studied at Uppsala University. He continued his studies at Stockholm University until 1943, and until 1960 in Oslo where he received his doctorate. In 1939 he was employed by Nordiska museet, where he was a curator from 1961 to 1972.

In 1954 he was employed for a study of the Romani people. He was even on the board of directors in the International Society for Folk Narrative Research. In 1966 he was guest professor at Indiana University and University of California.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Taikon berättar (1946)
  • Svenska folklekar och danser I-II (1949–50, med N. Denker)
  • Folklig läkekonst (1960)
  • Folklig spådomskonst (1961)
  • Papers on Folk-Medicine (1964)
  • Zigenarna i Sverige (1965)
  • Glada juledagar (1965)
  • Fåglarna i folktron (1978)
  • Folklig ordakonst (1980)
  • Järnet och människorna, verklighet och vidskepelse (1981)
  • Vardagsskrock (1982)
  • Barnet i folktron (1983)
  • Jaktskrock (1985)
  • Arbetsliv och julglädje (1985)
  • Drömrosor och kärleksört (1985)
  • Bellmanhistorier (1986)
  • Vävskrock (1986)
  • Allmogejakt i Sverige (1987)
  • Malmsägner och gruvskrock (1988)
  • Vår kropp i folktron (1989)
  • Himlens stjärnor och vädrets makter (1991)
  • Skogarna och träden (1995)
  • Vattnens folklore (1997)
  • Bergen de blå och stenarna där barn du lekte (1998)
  • Våra folkminnen (1999)

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