The outlaws of medieval legend / Maurice Keen

Author(s): Keen, Maurice Hugh
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Subjects: Robin Hood (Legendary character) in literature
English literature--Middle English, 1100-1500--History and criticism
Ballads, English--England--History and criticism
Romances, English--History and criticism
Outlaws--England--History--To 1500
Social history--Medieval, 500-1500
Robin Hood (Legendary character)
Outlaws in literature
Legends--England
England--Social conditions--1066-1485
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: Rev. ed
Published: London ; New York : Routledge, 2000
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: xxxi, 235 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Table of Contents: Preface to the New Edition
Preface
Introduction to the Second Edition
Introduction: Some Recantations
I. The Matter of the Greenwood 1
II. The Story of Hereward 9
III. The Historical Background of the Hereward Legend 23
IV. The Romance of Fulk Fitzwarin 39
V. The Romance of Eustace the Monk 53
VI. William Wallace and the Scottish Outlaws 64
VII. The Tale of Gamelyn 78
VIII. The Robin Hood Ballads (I) 95
IX. The Robin Hood Ballads (II) 116
X. The Historical Background of the Robin Hood Ballads 128
XI. The Outlaw Ballad as an Expression of Peasant Discontent 145
XII. The Historicity of Robin Hood 174
XIII. The Outlaw in History 191
XIV. Conclusions 208
App. I. The Supposed Mythological Origin of the Robin Hood Legend 219
App. II. Sources and Bibliography 223
App. III. Additional Bibliography 226
App. IV. Robin Hood in Recent Historical Writing (1977-86): A Postscript 229
Index 236
Notes: LCCN: 00034481
ISBN: 0415236509
ISBN: 0415239001 (pbk.)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-228) and index
OCLC Number: 44090464
ISBN/ISSN: 0415236509
0415239001