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The Ethnology Notebooks. 2018, 2 (140), 385—390.

UDK 821 (479. 24)

DOI https://doi.org/10.15407/nz2018.02.385

Received 8.02.2018


Hasanova Valida,

postdoctoral, Institute of Manuscripts named M. Fuzuli;

leading researcher of Research Department.

Azerbaijan National Library, Azerbaijan

Xaqani Kьзəsi 29, Baku 1000, Azerbaijan

Abstrakt. This article briefly reviews the initial development of the Azerbaijani folk tales; in simple explanations are given the establishment of their documentary and information base, as well as their intellectual wealth.

Keywords: Azerbaijani folk tales, fairy tales, Nizami Hiandzhavi, stories, folklore.


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