Rymes of Robyn Hood: An introduction to the English outlaw

Leading scholars use 13 of the earliest known ballads about Robin Hood to explore the development of the myth from hjs medieval portrayal as a common criminal to his Victorian idealization as a rustic hero.
Rymes of Robyn Hood An introduction to the English outlaw Leading scholars use of the earliest known ballads about Robin Hood to explore the development of the myth from hjs medieval portrayal as a common criminal to his Victorian idealization as a rustic

  • Title: Rymes of Robyn Hood: An introduction to the English outlaw
  • Author: R.B. Dobson John Taylor
  • ISBN: 9780434200405
  • Page: 388
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Rymes of Robyn Hood: An introduction to the English outlaw”

    1. A great compilation of the Rymes of Robin Hood, especially the old medieval ones which may take awhile to get used to but well worth it

    2. Robin Hood is known to many from the work of Howard Pyle. I never read it, but when I decided to learn about the legend I wanted to read the early literature about this outlaw. This book has everything one would need for that purpose. After a lengthy introduction the book presents the oldest rymes or ballads, as they are sometimes called. The oldest and best known is A Gest of Robin Hood, Robin Hood and the Monk, and Robin Hood and the Potter. The book then gives us samples of plays featuring Ro [...]

    3. This is a useful book to accompany, say, a research project on Robin Hood. It runs on the assumption that the reader is already familiar with the Robin Hood ballads as presented in collections such as Ritson's or Child's. In the introduction it traces the history and development of the Robin Hood legend from its genesis to the mid 1970's and then lists with some commentary the major Robin Hood ballads and dramas. The only thing I would have added would be some of the 'stranger' ballads such as ' [...]

    4. The Rymes of Robin Hood is an excellent compliation. Combining hundreds of years of Robin Hood tales, the book gives readers an accurate perspective of the depth and breadth of Robin Hood's varied legend. Starting with the oldest known Robin Hood tales, Rymes shows the outlaw's roots in Medieval Romance and carries the reader straight through to his later position as England's representative by Keats.While this book is a wonderful read, it is not for everyone. Many of the rhymes are written in M [...]

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