The Outlaws of Medieval Legend / Edition 3

The Outlaws of Medieval Legend / Edition 3

by Maurice Keen
     
 

Wonderfully written and beautifully presented , The Outlaws of Medieval Legend brings the popular heroes of the Middle-Ages to life. Featuring both famous - Robin Hood and William Wallace - and now forgotten rogues such as Gamelyn and Fulke Fitzwarin, this book explains the popularity of these semi-mythical figures, and how their stories appealed to the

See more details below

Overview

Wonderfully written and beautifully presented , The Outlaws of Medieval Legend brings the popular heroes of the Middle-Ages to life. Featuring both famous - Robin Hood and William Wallace - and now forgotten rogues such as Gamelyn and Fulke Fitzwarin, this book explains the popularity of these semi-mythical figures, and how their stories appealed to the common people of the Middle Ages.
Long unavailable, and now featuring a new introduction from the author, this is the perfect book for anyone with a fondness for medieval history and folklore.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415236508
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/16/2001
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the New Edition
Preface
Introduction to the Second Edition
Introduction: Some Recantations
IThe Matter of the Greenwood1
IIThe Story of Hereward9
IIIThe Historical Background of the Hereward Legend23
IVThe Romance of Fulk Fitzwarin39
VThe Romance of Eustace the Monk53
VIWilliam Wallace and the Scottish Outlaws64
VIIThe Tale of Gamelyn78
VIIIThe Robin Hood Ballads (I)95
IXThe Robin Hood Ballads (II)116
XThe Historical Background of the Robin Hood Ballads128
XIThe Outlaw Ballad as an Expression of Peasant Discontent145
XIIThe Historicity of Robin Hood174
XIIIThe Outlaw in History191
XIVConclusions208
App. IThe Supposed Mythological Origin of the Robin Hood Legend219
App. IISources and Bibliography223
App. IIIAdditional Bibliography226
App. IVRobin Hood in Recent Historical Writing (1977-86): A Postscript229
Index236

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >