The Kalevala

By: Elias Lönnrot; Keith Bosley (Translator)

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The Kalevala

By: Elias Lönnrot; Keith Bosley (Translator)

3 Copies Available

Format - Paperback

Condition - Good

Listed - 4 months ago

Views - 25

Wishes - 1

Est. Publication Date - Jun 1989

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ISBN: 9780192817006

The Finnish language belongs to a non-Indo-European group of languages whose origins have been traced to a region just west of the Urals. During the first milennium of our era, Uralic-speakers in the Baltic region developed the oral poetry which is the basis of the Kalevala, the epic poem of Finland which was assembled only 150 years ago as a portrait of an ancient people in war and peace. This poem, which has often been compared with the epics of Homer, played a central role in the process towards Finnish independence and inspired the classical composer Sibelius.

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