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    Description1889. The first English translation of Kalevala was published by John Martin Crawford in New York and it stimulated great interest among specialists in the religions of primitive peoples. This collection of 50 cantos was compiled from oral poetry, which for the most part had been recorded among the unlettered folk in the backwoods districts of northeastern Finland and those parts of the Russian Province of Archangel where Karelian (a language closely related to Finnish) was spoken. It has since become known to the world as the Finnish national epic.


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    Title
    The Kalevala
    Subtitle
    The Epic Poem of Finland
    Authors and contributors
    Translated by John Martin Crawford
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 812
    Width: 254 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 43 mm
    Weight: 1,610 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781169377660
    ISBN 10: 1169377661
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DQ, DCF
    BISAC V2.8: LCO000000, POE000000
    Publisher
    Kessinger Publishing
    Imprint name
    Kessinger Publishing
    Publication date
    10 September 2010