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Folklore as an Historical Science

George Laurence Gomme

"Folklore as an Historical Science" is an ancient nonfiction historical story book written by George Laurence Gomme. In "Folklore as a Historical Science," George Laurence Gomme dives into the complicated relationship amongst folklore and information, creating a compelling case for folklore's relevance as a tool for facts the beyond. Gomme demonstrates how folklore serves as a repository of cultural memory, preserving conduct, attitudes, and practices that provide precious insights into civilization's records. Gomme believes that folklore ought to nolonger be disregarded as easy fantasy or superstition, but as an alternative as a probable deliver of historical statistics. Drawing on an expansion of folkloric property, along with myths, reminiscences, nonpublic stories, and practices, he demonstrates how those narratives reproduce social, political, and monetary dynamics in unique ancient situations. Gomme dreams internet site users to reconsider their belief of statistics via clarity and comprehension, and encourages them to truly receive folklore as a crucial part of the observation of information. "Folklore as a Historical Science" reveals Gomme's groundbreaking research and prolonged-reputation influence in folklore and anthropology.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publish Date: Feb 1st, 2024
  • Pages: 282
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.64in - 0.79lb
  • EAN: 9789361420511
  • Categories: Folklore & MythologyGeneralGeneral

About the Author

Gomme, George Laurence: - Sir George Laurence Gomme, FSA, was both a civil official and an antiquarian. His two main interests were folklore and antique structures. He was instrumental in establishing the Victoria County History and Folklore Society, as well as convincing the London County Council to oversee the blue plaque commemoration system. Gomme was born in Stepney, London, as the second of ten children of engineer William Laurence Gomme (1828-1887) and his wife Mary (1831-1921). He attended the City of London School until the age of sixteen, when he began working for a railway company, then the Fulham Board of Works, and finally, in 1873, the Metropolitan Board of Works; he remained with it and its successor, the London County Council, until his retirement in 1914. His interest in folklore was shared with his wife, Alice Bertha Gomme, née Alice Bertha Merck (1853-1938), whom he married on March 31, 1875. The marriage had seven sons, including Arnold Wycombe Gomme, a well-known classical scholar, and Arthur Allan Gomme, a librarian and technological historian. Gomme and his wife founded the Folklore Society in 1878, and he later served as its honorary secretary, director, and president. Gomme wrote Primitive Folk Moots (1880), as well as several books and papers on folklore, such as Folklore Relics of Early Village Life (1883), Ethnology in Folklore (1892), and Folklore as a Historical Science (1908).