200 Jahre «Kinder- und Hausmärchen» der Brüder Grimm – Teil 1 und 2
Edited By Claudia Brinker-von der Heyde, Holger Ehrhardt and Hans-Heino Ewers
Memetics and the cultural evolution of Grimms’ fairy tales in Slovenian territory (1849–2012): Milena Mileva Blažić
Milena Mileva Blažić
Memetics and the cultural evolution of Grimms’ fairy tales in Slovenian territory (1849–2012)
The brothers Jacob Ludwig Carl (1785–1863) and Wilhelm Carl (1786–1859) Grimm wrote a considerable number of scientific books, collections of sagas (1816–18), lexicons (1838ff.), a grammar book (1819–37), legends (1829) and myths (1835), yet they are best known for their collection of fairy tales entitled Kinder- und Hausmärchen (Children’s and Household Tales) bearing the international acronym KHM. The third brother, Ludwig Emil Grimm (1790–1863), a graphic artist and illustrator, illustrated the cover page of the 1819 KHM and the 1825 collection.
The first part of the collection of fairy tales by the brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, entitled Children’s and Household Tales, was published in 1812 (85 fairy tales) and the second in 1815 (70 fairy tales). The last publication dates from 1857. The Brothers Grimm published the collection Children’s and Household Tales seven times; in the scientific world it is known by the acronym KHM (Kinder- und Hausmärchen). The fairy tales were published in 1812 (Vol. 1), 1815 (Vol. 2), 1819 (illustrated by Ludwig Grimm), 1837, 1840, 1843, 1850 (ten legends) and 1857. The Grimms published 210 or 211 fairy tales (among which there are ten children’s legends with markedly Christian contents, e.g. Adam and Eve, God, God’s Food, The Twelve Apostles, child Jesus, Our Lady, Mother of God, The Heavenly Wedding etc.). A debatable issue remains the...
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