The Outlaws of Medieval Legend / Edition 3

The Outlaws of Medieval Legend / Edition 3

by Maurice Keen
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The Outlaws of Medieval Legend / Edition 3

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: 9780415239004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/16/2001
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents



page ix

Introduction: Some Recantations xii

I. The Matter of the Greenwood 1

II. The Story of Hereward 9

III. The Historical Background of The Hereward Ledgend 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

VII. 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 in History 174

XIII. The Outlaw in History 191

XIV Conclusions 208


I. The Supposed Mythology Orgin of The Robin Hood Legend 219

II. Sources and Bibiliography 223

III. Additional Bibliography 226

IV. Robin Hood in Recent Historical Writing (1977-present): A Postscript 228

Index 235

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