Polish folk beliefs

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Polish folk beliefs are a part of Polish culture concerned with traditional folk beliefs. The study of Polish folklore begun in 19th century. Pioneers of that field include Hugo Kołłątaj, Zorian Dołęga-Chodakowski, Oskar Kolberg, Jan Karłowicz, Erazm Majewski, Zygmunt Gloger, Lucjan Malinowski, Władysław Siarkowski, Jan Świętek, Seweryn Udziela, Kazimierz Władysław Wóycicki, Żegota Pauli, Karol Baliński and Lucjan Siemieński).

Polish Academy of Sciences Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, founded in 1949, publishes a journal Etnografia Polska since 1956.

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  • Chrypinski, Anna, editor. Polish Customs. Friends of Polish Art: Detroit, MI, 1977.
  • Contoski, Josepha K., editor. Treasured Polish Songs with English Translations. Polanie Publishing Co.: Minneapolis, MN, 1953.
  • Knab, Sophie Hodorowicz. Polish Customs, Traditions, & Folklore. Hippocrene Books: New York, 1993.
  • Knab, Sophie Hodorowicz. Polish Herbs, Flowers, and Folk Medicine. Hippocrene Books: New York, 1995.
  • Krasicki, Ignacy (tr by Gerard Kapolka) Polish Fables : Bilingual. 1997
  • Deborah Anders Silverman (2000). Polish-American Folklore. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 978-0-252-02569-3. 
  • Sekalski, Anstruther J. Old Polish Legends. 1997
  • Singing Back The Sun: A Dictionary of Old Polish Customs and Beliefs, Okana, 1999
  • Zajdler, Zoe. Polish Fairy Tales. Chicago, Ill: Follett Publishing, 1959

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