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Folkloristics is the formal academic study of folklore and mythology. It makes use of such methods as the Aarne-Thompson classification system .

Scholars specializing in folkloristics are known as folklorists or mythologists. Some of the more famous scholars are:

Literature on the subject of folkloristics

  • Aarne, Antti (1961). "The Types of the Folktale: A Classification and Bibliography." ed. S. Thompson, Academia Scientiarum Fennica, Helsinki
  • v. Brednich, Rolf W. et al (2000)., "Enzyklopädie des Märchens: Handwörterbuch zur historischen und vergleichenden Erzählforschung", Verlag Walter de Gruyter, Berlin - New York
  • Thompson, Stith (1946). "The Folktale." The Dryden Press, New York

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