Volume 21: The Radom Region part 2

The Complete Works vol. 21: The Radom Region part 2. Wrocław – Poznań 1964, pp. VI+244. Photo-offset re-edition; first edition: Cracow 1888.

The second part of the monograph on the Radom region contains songs and dances, chapters on beliefs and superstitions, as well as tales. The songs and dances include 352 texts with melodies; and these chapters were almost exclusively elaborated on the basis of his own field material. The chapters on folk beliefs and tales are based largely on the literature. Both volumes on The Radom region contain certain amount of material which supplements the volumes on The Kielce region published immediately before the former ones, as well as the volume on the Sandomierz region published more than twenty years earlier; a large number of references to variants of texts and melodies binds these volumes closely together. This is all the more important since those monographs cover a large natural region of northern Lesser Poland, and the internal borders between them found in Kolberg’s ‘The People’ resulted, to a considerable degree, from artificial administrative divisions.