Danmarks gamle Folkeviser
Danmarks gamle Folkeviser is a collection of (in principle) all known texts and recordings of the old Danish popular ballads.
It was started in 1853 by Svend Grundtvig. The work was continued in the 20th century by new generations of folklorists, and in 1976 comprised 12 volumes, containing 539 ballad types, often with many variants of each type.
Grundtvig's division of the ballad types into categories has mostly been adopted in later ballad collections, e.g. by F. J. Child, and by modern researchers in the field. However, many of the ballads he classed as 'historic' now have been reclassified.
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