Panel Large 3 3 MU KPB 053 Grimms Maerchenschatz 0059

This collection of fairy tales by the Grimm Brothers offers a treasure trove of rules for readers. The moral or lesson in each story encapsulates rules of behavior for members of society. Readers were taught the rules through means of fictitious and fantastical story settings, yet those stories thoroughly mirrored the needs and expectations of society at that time. Fairy tales offer an enriching and under-appreciated example of the interaction between law and popular culture. 

Grimm, J., Grimm, W., & Tenggren, G. (1923). Grimm’s märchenschatz: ausgewählte kinder-und hausmärchen. Verlagsanstalt H. Klemm A.-G. Maastricht University Special Collections. Call number: MU KPB 053 – 0059