Συλλογές δημοτικών τραγουδιών των Ελλήνων της Κάτω Ιταλίας: Προσπάθειες διάσωσης ενός φθίνοντος πολιτισμού κατά τον 19ο αιώνα
Please note: this article is in Greek. Greek folk song collections of South Italy: During the ninetieth century, the Hellenism of liberated Greece was struggling to embody unliberated regions inside the national borderline and modulate the elements of the national identity in the context of the new era of freedom. The Greeks of South Italy, however, were separated from the mainland of Greece and disjoined from the elements which constituted their sociocultural individuality. This paper presents the efforts for research and preservation of the Greek folk songs of South Italy as linguistic and cultural monuments of the ninetieth- century native Italian Greeks. These efforts were manifested mainly through the aggregation and publishing of collections of folk songs. The basic guidelines of our study constitute of the prologues and the content of these collections, the inertextual and interdisciplinary dialogue, and the meta effect of the drivers and motives of the independent researchers.