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Pied Piper of Hamelin


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    • Piper of Hameln
    • Pied Piper of Hamlin
    • Hamelner Rattenfängersage
    • Rattenfänger von Hameln
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  • Sources

    • found: Pied Piper of Hamelin. The Pied Piper of Hamlin, 1980:t.p. (Pied Piper of Hamlin)
    • found: Der Rattenfänger von Hameln, c1984:p. 9, etc. (numerous versions in existence in many countries)
    • found: Merit student's encycl., c1985(Pied Piper, a magician in the medieval legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin; some scholars consider the legend to have originated in the Children's Crusade of 1212; several writers have memorably retold the legend, including the Grimm Brothers [probably not true; see below] and Robert Browning)
    • found: Brockhaus Enzyklopädie(Rattenfänger von Hameln; medieval saga first transmitted in a Lüneburg ms. of 1430-1450; there are today differing opinions as to what historical event inspired the basic tale; lists 7 retellings, of which only Karl Simrock's bears title Rattenfänger von Hameln; no Grimm version listed; bibliography lists works calling the story Hamelner Rattenfängersage)
    • notfound: Kinder- und Hausmärchen. English. The complete Brothers Grimm fairy tales, c1981;Kinder- und Hausmärchen. English. The complete Grimm's fairy tales, c1972.
  • Editorial Notes

    • [DESCRIPTIVE USAGE: Heading for the basic story, not to be used as main entry heading; use as an added entry heading with the addition of language according to 25.12; each individual work is entered under its own author or title.]
    • [SUBJECT USAGE: This heading is not valid for use as a subject. Works about this tale are entered under the subject heading Pied Piper of Hamelin (Tale)]
  • Change Notes

    • 1979-06-07: new
    • 2014-08-28: revised
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