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Encyclopedia > Peter Christen Asbjørnsen

Peter Christian Asbjørnsen (1812-1885) was a Norwegian writer who together with Jørgen Moe compiled and edited an authoritative collection of Norwegian folk tales. 1812 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1885 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Though anyone who creates a written work may be called a writer, the term is usually reserved for those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... Folklore is the ethnographic concept of the tales, legends, or superstitions current among a particular ethnic population, a part of the oral history of a particular culture. ...


Asbjørnsen was born in Oslo but developed a connection with his roots in Gudbrandsdalen in general and to oral tradition in his rural culture in particular. He met Moe as a student, and the two of them traveled around in Norway to collect and document folk tales. The published their work starting in 1841 is a series of pamphlets. County Oslo NO-03 Landscape Viken Municipality NO-0301 Administrative centre Oslo Mayor (2004) Per Ditlev-Simonsen (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 224 454 km² 426 km² 0. ... The Gudbrandsdal valley is a valley in the Norwegian fylke of Oppland. ... Oral history is an account of something passed down by word of mouth from one generation to another. ... 1841 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Asbjørnsen and Moe are also celebrated for putting the folk tales in a written language comparably close to the vernacular, e.g., by using Norwegian rather than Danish terms for geographic features.


Asbjørnsen published some of his own collections, but resigned from this work in 1850 and dedicated the rest of his life to natural sciences and forestry. 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The term natural science as the way in which different fields of study are defined is determined as much by historical convention as by the present day meaning of the words. ... Forestry (formally known as silviculture) is the art, science, and practice of studying and managing forests and related natural resources. ...


 
 

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