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hammers, Germanic mythology, Gri mm, mündig, etc.

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 22, 2006, 10:04
Quoting Sally Caves <scaves@...>:

> Well, and don't forget Jakob Grimm and his _Deutsche Mythologie_, wherein he > tries to gather all Teutonic mythology under the rubric _deutsch_. Tom > Shippey has just published his book Grimm's Mythology of the Monstrous, a > volume of essays including one by yours truly on the werewolf, and we > critique this tendency of his. Stallybrass's translation politely renders > it "Teutonic Mythology." We'd all agree that Scandinavian is germanIC, but > not German.
What's polite with "Teutonic"? - I'm certainly no Teuton! Seriously, where does the English habit to use Teutonic=Germanic come from? Andreas


Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>hammers, Germanic mythology, Gri mm, mündig , etc.