COSQUIN, Emmanuel

COSQUIN, Emmanuel-Georges. Vitry-le-François (Marne) 25.6.1841 — ibid. 18.4.1919. French Folklorist. Son of a lawyer, himself studied law, but turned to journalist career. The work of Grimm brothers led him to collect and study popular narratives. Corresponding member of A.I.B.L. 1902, from now on concentrated on his studies. Already in his 1886 book he claimed that all European narratives originally hailed from India.

Publications: Contes populaires de Lorraine. 1-2. Paris 1886.

Les contes indiens et l’Occident. 5+623 p. 1922 (posthumous, originally a series of articles 1913ff.).

Sources: *J. Feller, D.B.F. 9, 1961, 755; *S.R., Revue archéologique 5:9, 1919, 390-392; French Wikipédia.

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